Dylan Jones: native Angelina, performer, extraordinaire.
The first time I performed on stage, I was 6 years old and I accidentally started a fire.
Figure out something quick or the dream is all over. I closed my eyes and nodded my head as a personal Genie wish- and a fire extinguisher showed up.
That’s how it is for me. Theatre junkie, indestructibility forged on the boards.
I’ve chased that feeling ever since.
I started writing when I couldn’t find the roles I wanted to play. It started with writing my own monologues and passing them off at open calls. “Oh, it’s from a Terence McNally one-act.”
First a one-woman show, then a short, now a feature and a pilot.
Directing, well- I couldn’t just hand it over. Didn’t want to. Live with the stories long enough they become part of you. What can I say, I’m a Virgo.
And singing is something I do cause I’ll die if I don’t. It is pure. Pull everything back so it can spill forward.
For me it’s all the same, just a different part of myself that gets to come out and play.
Oh, and I don’t give up. Ever. So there’s that.