I first met Jason in the spring of 2003 when I visited
Jason is a theatre generalist in every sense of the word. He does it all. He has worked as a professional actor, he is a musician and just recently performed as a musician/actor in the Off-Broadway production of The People vs Mona, he has directed a myriad of productions, and is now a published playwright. His plays, The Troubadour, Pathological, and The Optimist have all had full productions at the Florida State University School of Theatre. His play Pathological was recently produced by La Costra Nostra in
His direction has been seen at FSU, Theatre Jacksonville, The Northeast Theatre and his own Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
My process with Jason has been an extremely rewarding one. Jason and I are co-creating the piece, but I am far from a playwright and Jason’s skills in this area are the driving force behind the play. We are now listening to the actors. It is amazing what we can learn from “hearing” the play as opposed to simply reading it on the page. There is rhythm and a drive that we need to find and this can only really be completed by hearing the actor’s rhythms and instincts with the text. We are also trying to adjust major plot points and driving action in these early stages. Our editing process with this will operate like a funnel. Changes will occur through out the process, but the big changes will happen early with a smaller and smaller amount of changes as we get closer and closer to production.
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