Ari Barkan (Update 2017) — ACTOR


Update interview with actor Ari Barkan — “Having Conquered Gotham and Blacklist, this “Big Dog” Now Has His Sights Set On Even Bigger Goals.” 1. Hello Ari, since your article 3 years ago in Arts Illustrated, you’ve been very busy. What’s been happening? First of all Charles, I want to thank you so much for […]

Ty Granderson Jones — ACTOR/DIRECTOR


Interview with actor and director Ty Granderson Jones — 1. Who are you and what do you do? I am Ty Granderson Jones, a Creole-Cuban OG with New Orleans’ French Quarter roots, who was raised in Tampa, Florida, a professional actor for the past 30 years or so who also writes, produces, directs, makes films, […]



  Interview with actor/director Maria Riboli — 1. Who are you and what do you do? Uhmmm who am I…I feel this answer could take a while, so I’m going to give you the short version: my name is Maria Riboli and I’m an actress, a director, an acting coach and an undercover superhero (just […]

Dawn Noel — ACTOR / DANCER


Interview with Actor / Dancer Dawn Noel —   1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Dawn Noel and I am a professional dancer, actor, model, producer and personal trainer.     2. Why acting / dance? I’ve been acting, dancing and performing my whole life. It’s a release of […]

The School That Saved Art!

Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff

  BRIDGEPORT, CONN. — Second-grader Yadeliz Santiago is joyously mashing black magic marker into a mound of white putty. She’s shaping the gray mass to depict a stage in the life cycle of a ladybug.

Christopher Jamaul Jones – ACTOR


  Interview with actor Christopher Jamaul Jones — 1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Christopher Jamaul Jones, mostly known as CJ Jones, and I am an actor, model, and musician- newly introduced to the world of writing.       2. Why acting? Since I was a little boy […]

RAiL Arts Project – Reading, Pa.


Please check out our VIDEO! Reading Arts In Local-motion, or RAiL, is a project that will bring the arts to the community — literally and figuratively. All too often, segments of the Greater Reading community feel alienated from the arts. To some of our neighbors, art is inaccessible. Our goal is to change that! There […]

Wayne W. Johnson – ACTOR/MUSICIAN


        Arts Illustrated interview with Wayne W. Johnson       1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Wayne W. Johnson. I’m an actor based in Syracuse, NY. I’m also the singer / guitarist for CAROLINE BLUE-a Melodic Hard Rock Band whose music is similar in style […]

Ari Barkan – ACTOR

Ari Barkan

      Who are you and what do you do? My name is Ari Barkan and I am an actor!       Why acting? There is no other profession that allows you to become someone or something that you are truly not. There is no other profession that allows you to study a […]

Whitney Devlin – ACTOR

Whitney Devlin - ACTOR

Who are you and what do you do? The question, “who am I?” is not so easily answered.  Lately, my reply has always been that I am a Sicilian woman who was born in Brooklyn with a full head of curly hair which the new me wears straight. I have an outgoing personality, a sense […]