Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: Jason Slavick

Who are you? Jason Slavick

What do you do? Artistic Director of The Performance LAB

Where are you from originally? New Jersey

How long have you been working in Boston? since ’99

Why do you stay? It’s now my home.

What’s your earliest theatre memory? A Christmas Carol at the Annenberg at Philly

What’s your first theatre memory in Boston? Ubu Rock at the ART in ’96

What was your first job in theatre? Assistant to the Director at The Philadelphia Theatre Company

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? French Cusine at Odeon in Philly before Waiting for Godot in ’94

What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? baby carrots

Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? Have to wait until after my shows – but then it’s all about sushi.

If you could change one thing about theater, what would it be? Break down barriers between different types of theatre – it’s all just performance/entertainment/art

What kind of theater excites you? Right now I want to see theatre that’s pushing boundaries. Surprise me. Find a new way to tell it.

What advice do you have for artists just starting out? Find your voice and really develop it.

The Boston Theatre Conference is focusing on the lively, lush and local aspects of our theatre community. What do you think? The more the better! More Lively! More Local! Make it right here – don’t import it!

YOUR TURN! Write to us here!

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