Sunday, November 13, 2016

Spotlight On...Brian Demar Jones

Name: Brian Demar Jones

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Education: BA from SUNY Binghamton and MFA from University of Washington

Select Credits: Batboy, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, Les Miserables, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Why theater?: I want to tell the stories that need to be told. It's extremely challenging. There are no boundaries in theatre.

Who do you play in No Man's Land?: Reggie

What is it like being a part of No Man's Land?: Its a process that makes me want to get up and work. The discussions of the issues present in NML, is the kind of discussions I am hoping to evoke in our audience.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theatre that has a purpose beyond simple entertainment.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Hamlet, Sweeney Todd, Lady M

What’s your favorite showtune?: Currently? "Rainbow High" from Evita...I'm old school.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Patti Lupone...I think she'd eat me.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?:  Tyler James Williams

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: the original Phantom of the Opera....it was the first musical I ever listened to. I sang like Michael Crawford for months, and it's definitely NOT the highlight of my career.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Twizzlers

What’s up next?: Hopefully managing a Think Coffee

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