Articles by Jonathan Harris
By Hannah Marazzi with Jonathan Harris
February 13, 2018
With a new production of Godspell about to open in Ottawa just before Easter, Convivium’s Hannah Marazzi talks to artistic director Jonathan Harris about what makes a 48-year-old play about 2000 year old Scriptures such captivating theatre for today’s audiences.
JH: The story of Jesus has captured people, you know, forever all over the world on its own! And I think this version of the story in particular, with the freshness of energy and music is why Godspell is endearing My entire understanding of the world, people, faith, spirituality, and theology has been shaped by being an artist, by telling these different stories and having all these various perspectives and complex ideas thrown into the mix Jonathan Harris: 9th Hour Theatre Company was founded in 2009 to tell stories with themes of faith, spirituality, and to explore these stories with a posture of inquiry C: How do you approach the challenge of equipping your audience with fresh eyes as they approach an enduring story of faith? What does Godspell teach us about the power of story in the life of faith?