Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Spotlight On...Jordan Feltner
Hometown: Jefferson City, Tennessee
Education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, T. Schreiber Studio
Select Credits: Balm in Gilead (Rake, T. Schreiber Studio); Love's Labour's Lost (Berowne, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot); A Midsummer Nights Dream (Lysander, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot); Bong Hits 4 Jesus (Drilling Company); Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio, Castle Shakespeare); Hamlet (Castle Shakespeare)
Why theater?: It's only natural for people to get up and tell stories. I just so happen to be one of those guys that is happiest when he's connecting with an audience.
Tell us about Birds on a Wire: I've described Bird's on a Wire to my friends as a "Texas Dustbowl Melodrama". Harlan Lane has fallen in love with Andrea Pearl, his older brothers wife while his brother, Shimon, was away working on a ranch. The day that the play stars, is the day Shimon comes home. This is just the start of a families story, lead by the hardened father Itzak who came to America at age three and walked all the way across the great plains and rested in Texas. When the wheat won't harvest due to the decade long dust bowl, money slips away faster than the fine soil which can find it's way through any crack or crevice. With no crops and no money, options become limited and the question of packing up and leaving bears down with great oppression.
What is it like being a part of Birds on a Wire?: Bird's is one of those shows that challenges you. Both the script, and cast. The other actors are so good, it pushes me to be my best just so I can keep up.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I think I am most inspired by Shakespeare's language. After I learn those words, they just roll out and vivid images come with them.
Any roles you’re dying to play?: Prince Hal Henry IV p1
What’s your favorite showtune?: Right now, "All I Ask of You, Reprise" Phantom of The Opera
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I'd love to book a role opposite Scarlet Johansson
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Well if I name it, I'm writing it, and I'd probably cast myself. I'd call it "Somebodies Gotta Give Me a Break"
What show have you recommended to your friends?: Orphans. One of my favorite plays since I read it for the first time at age 15. Sad that I wasn't in it, but truly enjoyed seeing it finally.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Smoothies. I can't stop. I just can't stop.
What’s up next?: Too soon to know