Remote Projects in 2020
The Homesick Play Project
In June, Jon played the role of Daniel in a livestreamed reading of The Birch Prep Five by Hayley Spivey (full video here). Organized by Blair Nodelman and Elliott Hartman, The Homesick Play Project is dedicated to keeping new work alive as artists find ways to create theatre from their homes. This performance raised funds for The Loveland Foundation, the Black Visions Collective and the ActBlue Bail Fund. Directed by Tatiana Isabel Gil.
The Parsnip Ship
Jon recently read stage directions for And the Answer Is... by Gina Femia as part of an internal reading with The Parsnip Ship. A New York based company, the Parsnip Ship has been creating accessible, diverse and exciting theatre for years with their dynamic podcast performances. Their dedication to this goal was recently lauded in the New York Times article "5 Podcasts to Bring Theatre Into Your Home." Presented in Collaboration with the Artists' Theater of Boston.
The Legion Tapes
Over the summer, Jon lent his voice to the role of Kodiak in The Legion Tapes. This podcast is set in an eerily familiar world where human beings have lost control as alien take over. Episodes 1-9 available to listen to here (or wherever you find your podcasts). Written by Erin Lerch and directed by Josh Glenn-Kayden.
IBIS Consulting Group
In his ongoing work with IBIS Consulting Group, Jon performs interactive theater as part of racial equity training at Google. An element of these sessions is fielding questions in character, once the scene has wrapped. It's a fun job and fairly cool to dive into the everyday life of a Googler!
Syracuse Summer Theatre
In September, Jon performed in Fish Trees by Deniz Khateri as part in the 3x10 Virtual Play Festival with Syracuse Summer Theatre. This short play tells the story of an Iranian woman and American man trying to maintain their relationship in the face of the 2017 travel ban. This remote festival raised funds for the Cortland Repertory Theatre. Stream can be found here.
Much Ado About Nothing
Jon was recently cast in Hub Theatre Company of Boston's virtual production of Much Ado About Nothing as Benedick. Runs in November, 2020; adapted and directed by Boston favorite, Bryn Boice, this production will be performed via Zoom.