Meet Jonah Martin, currently playing Fletcher in Things You Can Do July 8-31!
Jonah Martin has greatly enjoyed working on this show with such talented people. He has appeared in a slew of Seattle fringe theater productions over the course of the past twelve years. Among his favorites are the ones produced by Live Girls! He wishes to thank director Meghan Arnette for inviting him to perform in a theater large enough to have elevators. Mr. Martin always knew this day would come.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW
What was your favorite moment so far working on this piece?
My favorite moment was easily when Clara got in trouble for not wearing shoes in the lobby of the theater.
What images or songs helped inspire your character work for this play?
I wouldn’t say it necessarily inspired my character work but the song ‘Men In Black’ by Frank Black was something that came to mind when thinking about my character based on a few things he says in his second scene, also the Breeders’ cover of ‘Wicked Little Town’ from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
What future projects are you excited about working on?
I’m excited to shoot more of my own short films which I haven’t done in years.
If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?
A few years ago on This American Life, there was a debate about which was the ethically correct superpower to choose in this situation: flight or invisibility. Those who chose invisibility were characterized basically as perverts but I stand by that option. I think it’s safe to assume the rest of the world would not react well to you flying around over them & you would likely be killed or captured within minutes, hours at most. I already have the option to fly around in an airplane & I’ve never enjoyed that so flying around outside an airplane wouldn’t do much to help that disdain.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given as an artist?
Where to get an EBT card.
Finish this sentence- “I love theater that…”
allows you see someone onstage going through something real. That always helps to make us feel a little less distant from one another.
Outside of theater, what are you really into right now?
I’ve always enjoyed reading about social psychology but I guess that relates directly to acting.