Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Spotlight On...Stephen Jobes
Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
Education: Colorado College
Why theater?: Nothing else is as lively.
Tell us about The Immortal Coil?: A sardonic comedy where a young soul meets an old soul & both strive to create a work that neither can create alone. Humor, explosion, tenderness, death. Our playwright, J.B. Heaps, calls to account all those who fake their craft & reveal the price to be paid for those lacking humility.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: All kinds, all styles. Oliver Sacks, Philippe Genty, Jane Hirshfield, Gene Scrimpsher, Charles Laughton, Michael Shurtleff, Ted Roethke, Benjamin Black, all playwrights.
What’s your favorite show tune?: The first are the best: “Soon It’s Going to Rain”, The Fantasticks; “Willkomen”, Cabaret; "Mira", Carnival.
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: A toss up between the Muppet, Floyd Pepper and the Colorado Rockies, mascot, Dinger. It would be called, “Oh No, Please!”
What show have you recommended to your friends?: Hand to God, The Last Ship, always Alvin Ailey.
What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: "The Weight", from The Band’s Last Waltz
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Finnegans Wake at midnight; if I say more, I’m in trouble.
What’s up next?: Manitou Springs, Colorado