18 Minutes with Jonathon Pyburn
Photographing the artists of Intiman Theatre: 12 of 35
Q&A with actor Jonathon Pyburn
Photo Sister: When you were young, did you imagine you would be on this particular journey in life? Why or why not?
JP: I have always been a little performer. When I was 6 or 7 I would impersonate Elvis and dance around my living room shouting, “you ain’t nothing but a houndog”. Originally, I was more of a dancer than an actor. I took ballet for 6 years. Now I prefer acting. I am also interested in generating new work. Currently I am receiving my B.F.A at Cornish in Original Works. I enjoy collaborating with friends and hope to inspire other artists to make new work. I am excited for this journey. The amazing people that I have met in my life help to inspire me to continue creating every day.
PS: Who or what inspires you the most in your personal life? And in your professional life?
JP: My friends inspire me everyday. People I think are inspiring. Everyone is amazing and different. I think it is great when someone can truly surprise you. My friends are amazing people with big minds. I find a lot of support and trust with the relationships I have. Currently I am inspired by the films of Pedro Almodovar. I think he has a unique vision. Walking is also a great way to get lost in yourself.
PS: What is your favorite restaurant pick in Seattle and the best dish on the menu?
JP: I think that my favorite food in Seattle would have to be the brunch at Lola’s in downtown. I went to a greek school for the majority of my childhood so I can definitely appreciate some greek food. Lola has just the right touch of Greek goodness in their food. I like the Lola breakfast. The sausage is unworldly and the tzatziki is amazing. They also have the best bloody mary’s. Just saying. It’s definitely the best way to start off a Sunday.
Go see Jonathon Pyburn in “Romeo and Juliet” and “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre
Jonathon Pyburn is a senior at Cornish College of the Arts, earning his BFA in Theater. He majors in Original Works and hopes to move to Chicago after graduating to continue working with collaborators to produce exciting new plays. Last spring, John could be seen as Dionysus in Euripides’ The Bacchae, and has performed at On The Boards and in various theaters throughout Seattle.