Meet the cast: Sullivan Jones of 'Frankenstein'

by John Moore | Oct 06, 2016



MEET SULLIVAN JONES
Alternating nightly as Victor and the Creature in Frankenstein


At the Theatre Company: Debut. Elsewhere: Head of Passes (Berkeley Repertory Theater), One Night in Miami ... (Baltimore Center Stage; Rogue Machine Theater), Clementine in the Lower Nine (Theaterworks,) Twelfth Night (African-American Shakespeare Company,) Intimate Apparel, References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot (AlterTheater Ensemble.) TV/Film: "Parks and Recreation," "Stanistan," NBA 2K17. Special Awards/Training: Princess Grace Award.

  • Hometown: San Francisco
  • College: Brown University; UCLA 
  • Sullivan Jones FrankensteinWhat was the role that changed your life? Playing Cassius Clay in two productions of the play One Night in Miami... provided me with introductions to countless people who I've been lucky enough to build friendships with, and who have, in one way or another, changed my life for the better.
  • Why are you an actor? I'm not exactly sure, but I think it has to do with the intersection between being deeply intrigued by human beings — our collective and individual stories — and with the fact that I've almost always felt more at ease on stage than off-stage. 
  • What would you be doing for a career if you weren’t an actor? When I was 15, I remember thinking that whatever I did for a living, I didn't want to have to wear a suit or take the same route to work every day. I still think that criteria holds true, and I'd add that any other career choice would have to center around working with people teach.
  • Ideal scene partner: There are way too many actors to name just one. My only benchmark would be anyone who forces me elevate my game. In this case, that's all of the actors in the cast of Frankenstein here at the Denver Center.

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  • Why does this production of Frankenstein matter? This play speaks directly to one of the bigger contradictions of this particular period in history. As we find ourselves in the midst of an era of unprecedented technological progress and sophistication, we're no less perplexed by the age-old questions of how to live, love and die. This play accents that inconsistency in a pretty provocative way.
  • What do you hope the audience gets out of seeing this play? I hope the play raises some important questions about the ethics and responsibilities of innovation. And I especially hope that it serves as a reminder to not take those we love for granted.
  • Finish this sentence: "All I want is ..."
    "... for all of us to try to listen to one another a little more."
Sullivan Jones Frankenstein

Follow Sullivan Jones on Twitter @JonesMatter


Frankenstein: Ticket information
Frankenstein• Through Oct. 30
• Stage Theatre
• ASL interpreted, Audio-described and Open Captioned performance: Oct. 23
• Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
• Groups: Call 303-446-4829 

Previous NewsCenter coverage:
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Five things we learned about Frankenstein at Perspectives
Photos, video: Your first look at the making of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
: On the making of a two-headed monster
Frankenstein and race: It IS a matter of black and white
Breathing life into the Frankenstein set: 'It's alive!'
A Frankenstein 'that will make The Bible look subtle'
How Danny Boyle infused new life into Frankenstein
Casting set for Frankenstein and The Glass Menagerie
Introducing DCPA Theatre Company's 2016-17 season artwork
Kent Thompson on The Bard, The Creature and the soul of his audience
2016-17 season announcement

More 2016-17 DCPA Theatre Company 'Meet the Cast' profiles:

Aubrey Deeker, The Glass Menagerie
Amelia Pedlow, The Glass Menagerie
Jessica Robblee, Frankenstein
John Skelley, The Glass Menagerie

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John Moore
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Award-winning arts journalist John Moore has recently taken a groundbreaking new position as the DCPA’s Senior Arts Journalist. With The Denver Post, he was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the US by American Theatre Magazine. He is the founder of the Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for local artists in medical need. John is a native of Arvada and attended Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Follow him on Twitter @moorejohn.

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