"It is a stunning story about family, living up to expectations and letting go of the past."
Answered by: Brenton Cosier
Describe your show in a tweet? John And Jen is crushingly intimate. It is a stunning story about family, living up to expectations and letting go of the past.
When you first read this show what stood out to you about the character? I get to play two very different characters, both named John. They are both honest, raw characters; full of life. Both Johns are loving, kind, generous characters, but their flaws are also on display in the play which, as an actor, is a fantastic challenge.
As a performer do you have a pre-show ritual? I obviously always warm up and steam before a show. I can't go on stage without brushing my teeth. I feel disgusting if I don't. I'm always super early to the theatre before a show as well. I can't handle being rushed. No real rituals though.
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What excites you about Australian theatre? I love the fact that actors are being given the opportunity to do these small, amazing pieces of theatre that the big producers would never touch. The network of small indie theatre companies is growing and some are putting on some brilliant theatre. You just have to look at how well the Hayes Theatre in Sydney is going. Fantastic model.
When and where is your show? 18 — 27 Sep, Chapel Off Chapel.
Website link for more info? chapeloffchapel.com.au