November 27, 2018 Artist to Watch: Christian Jones
A Rising Star
Christian Jones is a young actor currently working with New Venture Theatre. He’s a community and family centered man who’s always had a flair for the dramatic. We were able to catch him before his next performance in “Black Nativity” for an interview to see how it all began.
Were you always interested in performing?
Yes, since a child I have always been the different child. All my siblings liked sports and I liked singing acting and dancing sometimes, but I have always loved the stage.
Who are you influenced by?
I am influenced by my mom first because she strive hard in everything she does and then my pastor the late Dr. Jeffery G. Phillips. He’s always shown me what it was to be the best at everything you put your mind to, and to never quit.
What do you like about the culture of Baton Rouge?
I love the culture of Baton Rouge it’s very home based and everyone is close knit I love it!
What are your thoughts on the arts/performance opportunities in Baton Rouge?
My thoughts on the arts/performance opportunities in Baton Rouge are that there is plenty of opportunities; it’s all about branding yourself and putting yourself out there for people to know who you are and what you do.
Do you have any upcoming events?
Yes, I will be performing in New Venture Theatre’s Performance of the “Black Nativity” which runs December 7-9th at LSU and also I will be hosting the New V Awards on December 1st at Southern University. Hope to see you there!