By Drew Lewis
Jason Rathbone is a scholar, a gentleman and and a musician who can play a ton of instruments. At Black Swan’s upcoming Refugee Benefit, not only will he be onstage acting but has acted as the musical director for this production and will be playing piano, guitar, and drums (That’s incredible!! ) He also has a singing voice like that of a chorus of angels.
Of the seven Black Swan plays Jason has performed in, his favorite role to play was Tim from Noises Off! “It was a hilariously funny play with a great cast. It was tons of fun.” One of Jason’s favorite moments was performing the second act of Noises Off! which was about 85% pantomime acting. “While having to hit specific cues, it was extremely fun and challenging, which is always a blast for an actor,” adds Jason.
Of course we asked Jason the most important, life-or-death-situation, question necessary for the survival of humanity and the human race: Which Disney princess would you date, to which he replied after almost no hesitation whatsoever: “It would be Belle because I can get down with a girl who can read.” Well said, Jason. Well said.