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MY NIGHT WITH REG Profile: Jonathan Wilson

This weekend we moved out of the rehearsal hall and into the Panasonic Theatre, edging ever closer to our first preview of My Night With Reg. The stage of the Panasonic has been transformed into the home of Guy, played with great charm and vulnerability by the subject of our next Company Member profile…

Jonathan Wilson – Guy

What have you been up to lately?

I have just finished taping the third season of the animated series Camp Lake Bottom, been traveling in Costa Rica and am finishing a draft of a new play I am working on entitled Delusions of Candour.

Is this your first Studio 180 Theatre show?

I have worked previously with Studio 180 on their adaptation of David Rakoff’s Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish and their production of The Normal Heart. Working on The Normal Heart was incredible and is a highlight of my professional life. I felt supported, challenged and was part of an amazing team on stage and off.

Tell us about your role on My Night With Reg.

I play the character of Guy, a single copywriter. The play takes place in his London flat and he acts as a sort of pivot point for his friends to connect, confide and deceive.

What would you say is the most exciting thing about your role on the show?

I am so excited to share the stage with these amazing actors and I am lucky enough to have beautifully written scenes with all of them.

Why do you think audiences should check out My Night With Reg?

My Night With Reg perfectly captures that seminal moment in history when the sexual politics and liberation of the post Stonewall gay world collides head on with the stark realities of HIV. That it does this with such brilliant comedy and heartfelt drama is a testament to the playwright’s skill.

What’s coming up for you?

Writing, looking for work and more travelling I hope.

Jonathan Wilson (with John Bourgeois) in the Studio 180 production of THE NORMAL HEART. Photo by Karri North

David Mirvish presents a Studio 180 Theatre production of My Night With Reg
by Kevin Elyot
directed by Joel Greenberg
February 10 to 26, 2017
Panasonic Theatre • CANADIAN PREMIERE