Artist Interview: Caroline Jett

It’s been a while, but we’re back with another interview of a Jobsite Ensemble Member. This time we bring you Caroline Jett, who first appeared in Jobsite’s 1999 blockbuster production of Clive Barker’s History of the Devil. She’ll be back on stage in just a week as part of the ensemble for The Serpent.

Name: Caroline Jett

Age: 46 (ack!)

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Current area you live in: Tampa (Purity Springs area)

Favorite show you’ve ever worked on: hmmm, that’s a hard one… Good Woman of Setzuan, Pippin. Definitely the movie North and South!

Last show you did in the area: Playing Queen Catherine Parr at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, or for stagework, Machinal

Tell us a little about your work in The Serpent: I really enjoy the movement aspect of this piece. The challenge of using nothing but the body and voice to paint images and evoke emotions.

What do you like about working with Jobsite? I love the creativity that is inherent in all of Jobsite’s productions. And definitely the people that Jobsite brings together.

Any story you’d like to share about the rehearsal process? I could tell you about the exploration process when we first started, and the result of some of our improv games… but then I’d have to kill you… (grin)

Why do you think people should come see The Serpent? It is a thought provoking piece full of gems, hopefully leading one to think about one’s responsibility to self and others, the consequences of one’s action, and the course one’s life takes by the decisions each of us makes.

Dependants? Just a menagerie of pets – 2 dogs, 2 cockatiels, and an aquarium full of fish

Top 5 books: The Chronicles of Narnia, Canterbury Tales, the Bible, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and I, Elizabeth

Top 5 movies: Braveheart, It’s a Wonderful Life, Monty Python’s Holy Grail, The Quiet Man, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

Top 5 bands: The Beatles, Genesis, The Soul Deacons, Pink Floyd, Owain Phyfe and the New World Renaissance Band

Favorite quote: Believe it or not, it’s from The Serpent!… “Would my dreams recognize me?”

Favorite local spots: Four Green Fields, my living room

Favorite vacation spot: Ireland

Hobbies: Gardening, horseback riding, watercolors

Heroes/Role Models: Elizabeth I, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn

Anything else to add? Just how truly pleased I am to be back on stage with Jobsite!


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