The last of the chickens has come home to roost in our little coop of infamy, the one and only Mr. Jason Stiles. He works constantly because he is that good and before you ask his name actually is Stiles, he did not make that up. Having appeared in 5 shows for Rorschach (The Illusion, Lord of the Flies, A Clearing in the Woods, Ubu Roi and most recently Accidental Death of an Anarchist) Jason is the kind of guy whose natural charisma and sense of humor are something I look forward to when ever I can get me some.
Jason has also worked for, and this list is not inclusive, ACTCO, Theater Alliance, Longacre Lea and Stage Guild. His good looks are, despite the image to your left, a constant annoyance to me and I have been giving him no end of grief for the strange part he has been wearing in his hair lately.
My favorite Jason Stiles story? Jason and me making our way from a cast party for The Illusion. I was driving and both of us were new to DC at this point. So I offered to take him home, only problem was neither one of us was quiet sure how to get him there. We ended up making several illegal U-turns, passing the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and finally driving into Anacostia before we figured out where the hell we were. See it is memories like this that you try so very hard to get rid of.
This interview concludes our series and I have always thought of Jason as the cherry on top of any ice cream based dessert. Enjoy!
So here it is . . . hand to god . . .
1. Place of birth?
2. First experience in theater?
College. Lead in Tis Pity She's a Whore (I decided to go audition because maybe acting would get me over my fear of speaking in front of people....ha)
3. Where you went to school?
Virginia Wesleyan College (I never remeber how to spell it)
4. What do you do?
5. What was your first experience with Rorschach?
6. Company member you would most like to be if you were not yourself?
Getman (so tall......)
7. Some story about working on a Rorschach play that either made you laugh or touched you deeply?
Hmmm.....lemme get back to this.
8. Where do you think Rorschach will be in the next ten years?
If things keep going the way they are now . . . and we dont go up in a big nuclear f***-fire-ball . . . I see Rorschach as a major contender (coula been a ) in DC Theatre.
9. What is your favorite Rorschach show that you were not in?
A Bright Room Called Day
10. Scott McCormick harmless adolescent or world conquering super villain?
Harmless World Conquering Adolecent Super-Villian