Monday, May 25, 2015

Spotlight On...Jason Veasey

Name: Jason Veasey

Hometown: Both my parents were in the Air Force so we moved around a lot!! But we settled in Colorado Springs, CO.

Education: Unviersity of Northern Colorado!!!

Select Credits: The Lion King, The Bomb-itty of Errors, Side Show, Perez Hilton Saves the Universe

Why theater?: Theater is just...everything to me. The tangible energy. The audience. It stays with you like nothing else. It's kinetic really.

Who do you play in For The Last Time?: I play the Overseer's Player. I help to tell the story along with the extremely talented Reggie White and Kim Exum.

Tell us about Another For The Last Time: It's a brand new musical about four friends in New Orleans, love and how they deal with the past, present, and future!! The score is a JAZZ score. Lush and sexy and gorgeous. The cast is the real deal!

What is it like being a part of For The Last Time?: I'm a having a great time! I'm in love with this group of people!! I always get excited to see a cast of faces that you might not be so familiar with. You're about to become well acquainted with one of the most talented casts in NYC. Our director Will Pomerantz leads with such an ease. I think he's great!! We have a lot as a group and he deals with that well!! Nancy Harrow who wrote the music is the coolest woman!! So enthusiastic and cool. She knows what she wants from us musically and it's so great to watch her watch us.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Most theater inpsires me. I'm really inspired by performances. There have been many times I dodn't like the whole piece but fell in love with a performance. It's the commitment that just makes me wake up. I guess that's the answer: COMMITMENT

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Oh Yeah! Coalhouse Walker, Jr., Passing Strange (any part, the whole show, like let me do every part), Iago aaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnd something not written yet!

What’s your favorite showtune?: Not fair. Not. Enough. Space. I can't POSSIBLY pick one. But I will say that ONE of them is "Everyday a Little Death".

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Chuck. Cooper.  

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: ME!! I am playing me. I would call it "What the #*&@ Are You Doing?!"

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: I don't care what it was as long as I got to have dinner before or drinks after with Elaine Stritch. I loved her. I LOVE her.  

What show have you recommended to your friends?:  For the Last Time!!

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: I have a lot!! But There's this reality show called "The Bad Girls Club" on Oxygen. The worst show ever. But I love it so. It centers me. Oh, and Funyuns!!

What’s up next?: Not sure yet. But Summer is coming and that all I care about!!