Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Spotlight On...Jean Goto

Name: Jean Goto

Hometown: NYC baby!

Education: NYU, Maggie Flanigan Studio

Select Credits: Give Us Bread, Half Moon Bay, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", "The Blacklist", "Ghost Source Zero"

Why theater?: The real time response and connection to the audience

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

Tell us about No Man's Land: It's a wild ride!

What is it like being a part of No Man's Land?: It's been an opening-up experience. I've had to open up and I've had my mind and perspective expanded. It's been an exploration in storytelling- both in the play and seeing how stories fit into our own daily lives!

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theater that wakes up the senses and shows some cracks in our own personal lens of life is what speaks to me. I'm inspired by the struggles and triumphs of real life.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Christopher Columbus.

What’s your favorite showtune?: "June is Bustin' Out All Over" from Carousel comes to mind.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Annie Baker!

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Zooey Deschanel, "Finding Meaning"

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Streetcar Named Desire with Cate Blanchette

What show have you recommended to your friends?: The work at Second Stage is usually a good bet!

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Currently, "Terrace House" on Netflix

What’s up next?: Shooting the first episode of a webseries that I wrote! Tagline: Amelia and Clark- Optometrists by day, Environmental Crime Fighters by night.