Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cast Interview: Jason Wilson in A LIE OF THE MIND

Your Name:
Jason Wilson

Role in this production:

What's been your favorite role, to date?
My favorite role to date was actually a role I haven't got to play yet in a full production.  It's Doug from GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES.  I got a taste for it in graduate school, when I played Doug for a classmate's thesis project.

What's the wackiest experience you've ever had onstage?
The wackiest moment happened on the last dress rehearsal for CALIGULA.  I was playing Cherea, and I went up on my lines one sentence into a three page monologue.  I went so blank that I wasn't even nervous about it.  I just looked in the eyes of all the other characters on stage and after getting no response except the appropriate amount of terror, I frustratingly exasperated, "Fellas!", and walked off stage.  My director stopped the show and we started over.

What's been the most challenging thing about preparing for this role?
Almost all of Sam Shepard's works are a mountain to climb for any actor.

What's been the most exciting thing about the rehearsal process?
Getting to work again with some of my favorite actors I've ever shared a stage with.

What parts of yourself are similar to the character?
Thankfully, I can say I've never had a bullet hole clean through my leg so that's not something I have in common with the character I'm playing.  I guess I would have to say that love for something I can't have is probably what I most have in common with Frankie.  Deep down we've probably all known that feeling.  Lusting after the taboo or falling in love with the forbidden fruit is something we can all relate to.

What's next for you (with The Seeing Place, or other)?
Next up for me is Claudius in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD with The Seeing Place.

A LIE OF THE MIND runs March 1-17, 2013
Wed-Sat at 7pm;  Sat & Sun at 2pm, in New York City.
For tickets, click here.

For more info about The Seeing Place, click here.
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1 comment:

  1. Come see the show! It's even better than what I thought it was when I shot that video.


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