BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - Talking with Jill Jones from PROOF at The Studio Theatre
The Studio Theatre finishes its inaugural season with David Auburn's PROOF. The play follows Catherine, the daughter of a recently deceased mathematics professor, as she struggles with the mathematical genius she shares with her father, and the mental illness she fears she might have inherited from him. I talked with Jill Jones (Catherine) about her own math skills, the small cast, and the challenges of the show.
BWW: Are you good at math? If not, how do you relate to that aspect of your character?
Jill: Catherine is a mathematical genius. I'm alright at math. I recall something in which I excel, and take it from there. When you inherently understand something, it becomes a part of you. To Catherine, math is like talking, eating, walking - it's a part of life.
BWW: What is it like working with such a small cast?
J: As one may imagine, it is more intimate because we are such a small cast. I believe we've had a better opportunity to bond as a result. It has been a pleasure to work with this cast.
BWW: What's challenging about this show?
J: It used to be the quick changes, but not anymore. We have an amazing crew- particularly Amber.
BWW: What do you hope the audience takes away from this show?
J: Theatre is a cathartic and communal experience. I hope that anyone who watches this show experiences some form of catharsis, whether by relating to the relationships between characters or with other aspects of the show.
PROOF at the Studio Theatre is already sold out! The theater's next production, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, opens August 3. The Studio Theatre will be announcing their second season on May 10. For more information, visit thesharonstudio.com.