Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Punk or Provocateur with...Jon Meyer

Name: Jon Meyer

Hometown: Crescent Springs, KY

Tell us about The Roaring Girl: The Roaring Girl is a fun, lighthearted show that plays with the complexities of love in a variety of story lines. In this show, we also get to see a fantastic, strong female lead character- which still isn't seen all that often today. Even though the show is a bit dated, the themes are still very relevant today.

Describe The Roaring Girl in 3 words: Cuckolds'n sex jokes

Who do you play in The Roaring Girl?: Hippocrates Gallipot and Fight Choreographer

Describe your character in 3 words: Faithful. Clueless. $$$.

Which company member is most likely to be a roaring boy or girl?: I've got my money on Joel DeCandio. He's the realness.

 Most likely to get in a brawl?: Erin Beirnard- She looks sweet, but you definitely don't want to test her...

Who’s the fanciest?: Sam Ogilvie, for sure. Have you seen that man? You should see that man.

What is the best thing about being a part of The Roaring Girl?: Rehearsals are amazing! I love being in a room with such dedicated and creative people.

What is your favorite moment in The Roaring Girl?: I really don't want to spoil anything, but my favorite moment is when Moll gives a rude awakening to a certain male character who clearly didn't know what he was getting into...

Why The Roaring Girl now?: As a society, I'd like to say we've come a long way in regards to upholding the rights of all people no matter their beliefs, backgrounds, or very being. However, we still have a long way to go when it comes to empowering women and allowing them to speak freely without judgement and prejudice. Moll is an amazing example of courage for upholding her beliefs despite the social climate of the time. We could use more Molls today.

Punk or Provocateur?: Honestly, I'm neither. If I must choose, then I'd have to go with Provocateur. It sounds fancier.

Have you ever performed in rep before? What are the challenges/struggles?: I have not performed in rep before, but I'm enjoying it a good deal. It's difficult because you have to stay sharp with the random breaks in performance here and there. At the same time it keeps everything fresh- so it's great!

What are you most excited to see in the other play?: I heard their band is awesome. Who doesn't like a good ole' fashioned punk rock show?

Why should we come see Punks and Provocateurs?: I mean, do you have a good reason NOT to come see sword fights and punk rock? If you have any self-respect, you'll come see this show. Side note- I'm great at PR.