Jonathan McInnis

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Puppets by Michele Stine. Promotional graphic by Maricruz Menchero.

During the course of the winter, a group of Theater Unspeakable ensemble members gathered together in the virtual world with one question in mind: What can we do to spread some cheer? Missing our colleagues and mourning the closure of theaters, we donned our red noses, ventured Outside! into the cold, and started to play.

I welcome you to witness our play, to look back at the silly of winter as we prepare to open our arms to the coming spring. We hope our short film inspires joy and provides the reassurance that we soon will be reunited once again.

When: Friday, March 26 @ 7:30 PM CST
Where: YouTube
Price: Free (Donations welcome.)

Tickets and additional information available on Eventbrite. For a sneak peak, be sure to check out our teaser trailer

MARCH 19, 2021

YOUTUBE PREMIERE: "OUTSIDE!"

Backstage picture at my home studio.

Featured on the latest episode of DePaul Download! Tune in to learn about performing arts in pandemic times, including my experience adapting Measure for Measure into a radio play. 

Click here to listen to the interview.

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

DEPAUL DOWNLOAD: ON WITH THE SHOW
DEPAUL DOWNLOAD:
ON WITH THE SHOW

logo and photo by theater unspeakable.

I’m excited to share that I am a new member of Theater Unspeakable’s performing ensemble!

Based in Chicago, the theater company devises physical theater projects based on historic events and well known stories and tours them across the country. Think: The American Revolution, The Moon Landing, and Superman.

Tours are currently on hold, but some fun virtual projects are in the works. Click here to learn more about Theater Unspeakable.

september 26, 2020

THEATER UNSPEAKABLE: ENSEMBLE MEMBER

Screenshot and website by Maricruz Menchero.

Welcome to my new website! Thanks for stopping by.

For the last year or so, I've wanted to completely revamp my site. Gifted with time and a web development platform that gives me full creative control over my design, I’ve been able to do just that. Really happy and proud of the final result.

If you would like help designing an aesthetically compelling website that successfully showcases who you are, please check out what design services I offer.


september 25, 2020

NEW WEBSITE

Photo by Shannon Kunce. features actors matthew elam, eamon hurd, tia jemison, and me.

I worked on a short film my first year at DePaul University, and, after making the film festival rounds, it is finally available for all to watch!

The film uses a mix of live action, stop motion, and visual effects to tell an imaginative interpretation of what goes into the making of a human being. It draws inspiration from American director and musical choreographer Busby Berkeley, as well as American cartoonist Rube Goldberg. It is also *fun fact* the first collaboration between The Theatre School, the College of Computing and Digital Media, and DePaul’s School of Music.

Click here to watch Oh Baby! and here to watch a behind-the-scenes documentary on the creation of the short film.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

"OH BABY!" SHORT FILM

Promotional graphic by Briana Lozano.

Brooklyn is a war zone, coffee is extinct, the moon has disappeared, and angels are trading in their wings for machine guns. Without the protection of her guardian angel, Marisol Perez begins a surreal journey through the chaos of a crumbling world to find her way home.

Join us today and tomorrow for Fragmented Light Theater’s virtual production of Marisol. I will be playing the role of Women with Furs, as well as other odd voices here and there.

Friday, September 4 @ 7:00 PM CST
Saturday, September 5 @ 7:00 PM CST

Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Click here to make your reservation.


SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

VIRTUAL READING: "MARISOL"
VIRTUAL READING:
"MARISOL"

Photo taken by mom while quarantining in Texas.

Graduated with an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University!

Grateful for all the support, now and always. It’s been a wild ride, but I know I am a better person thanks to my time at The Theatre School.

As my Commencement Slide read: Happy Graduation Day from my home to yours! Saved $100 and rewore my old cap and gown. Greenest graduation I never went to. Congrats Class of 2020!


june 13, 2020

GRADUATED FROM THE THEATRE SCHOOL
GRADUATED FROM
THE THEATRE SCHOOL

Promotional graphic by Maricruz Menchero. features the cast, director, and playwright.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working with a group of artists, workshopping Nancy Garcia Loza’s Rascacielos. The play centers on Lilia, a fierce Veracruzana living in Chicago, and her relationship with her daughter, Agustina, a talented singer determined to pursue her ever-changing dreams despite her mother’s well intentioned, but conflicting wishes.

Tune in today at 12:00 PM CST to hear a Zoom reading of the latest iteration of Rascacielos. Contact me if you’re interested in coming, and I will e-mail you the Zoom link.

MAY 18, 2020

ZOOM READING: "RASCACIELOS"

Screenshot by Maricruz Menchero.

In lieu of our traditional in-person DePaul Graduate Showcase, The Theatre School has organized a virtual sampling of our work. Head to The Theatre School website to check out self tapes from the Acting Class of 2020. Click here to view my work.

Thank you for your support!


may 13, 2020

DEPAUL VIRTUAL graduate SHOWCASE
DEPAUL VIRTUAL
graduate SHOWCASE

Promotional graphic by Lauren Skelton.

My final production at The Theatre School is now a live radio rendition of Measure For Measure. After learning our in-person performances were cancelled, we took to our screens and shut off our videos. We leaned in, listened, and the words came to life. Join us these next three days in hearing Shakespeare’s timely play.

Friday, May 1 @ 7:30 PM CST
Saturday, May 2 @ 7:30 PM CST
Sunday, May 3 @ 2:00 PM CST

Tickets: FREE. RSVP to receive a Zoom link to the show.

may 1, 2020

LIVE radio SHOW: "MEASURE FOR MEASURE" 
LIVE radio SHOW:
"MEASURE FOR MEASURE"