Jason C. McLean

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Jason C. McLean
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Jason C. McLean in 2014
Born (1977-05-09) May 9, 1977 (age 41)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Jason C. McLean is a Montreal-based writer, journalist, actor, theatre activist and a co-founder of the Forget the Box Media Collective where he currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the group's principal site ForgetTheBox.net.

Born in Montreal in 1977, McLean has performed on stage, on film, on Web-TV and in numerous culture jams.

In 2003, he joined Optative Theatrical Laboratories and has since performed with this dramatic collective in the long-running theatre experiment Car Stories, the anti-racist deconstruction Sinking Neptune and various guerrilla theatre performances targeting Starbucks, American Apparel and other companies.

In 2004, McLean co-founded the infringement Festival with fellow Optative members Donovan King and Gary St-Laurent. The festival is currently in five cities. McLean is an organizer of the international circuit and the annual Montreal event.

In 2009, he co-founded the Forget The Box Media Collective. He currently serves as Editor-In-Chief and contributes to the site regularly and hosts the site's bi-weekly podcast. He was also the in-character host of JC Sunshine's Fireside Chat, a comedic web-TV talk show with fictional narrative elements produced by Forget The Box Studios.

McLean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Concordia University, was the original editor of the now-defunct Indie Theatre Times and Review and has been published in the Montreal Mirror.

McLean is a former member of the Quebec Drama Federation board of directors.


Theatre (limited)[edit]

  • Car Stories/sCARe Stories Optative Theatrical Laboratories, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Buffalo, New York City (2003–present)
  • Sinking Neptune II Optative Theatrical Laboratories, Montreal, Guelph, Quebec City (2008)
  • The Mutilation of San Pedro Frente Ampilio Oppositor & Optative Theatrical Laboratories, 2007
  • Sinking Neptune Optative Theatrical Laboratories, Montreal, Halifax, Annapolis Royal (2006)
  • Rachel's Words: The Words About the Words Optative Theatrical Laboratories, 2005
  • Dead Dolls Cabaret Travesty Theatre, 1999-2005
  • Mumbo, Jumbo: King Leopold's Opus Travesty Theatre, 2002

Film and Video (limited)[edit]

  • JC Sunshine's Fireside Chat Forget The Box, bi-weekly, beginning 2009
  • Car Stories: The Church of Capitalism Guerilla Video Productions, 2007
  • American Apparel: Fake Revolution Guerilla Video Productions, 2006
  • Death by Latte CPO Productions, 2005
  • The Legend of Jackie Robinson Circle K Productions, 2005



  • Bottenburg, Rupert (2001-03-15). "Bad taste on the bill". Montreal Mirror. Archived from the original on 2007-08-14. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
  • Nerstruck, J. Kelly (2004-06-15). "When the Fringe becomes the main event". National Post. Archived from the original on 2006-12-19. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
  • Delisle, Rania (2005-07-08). "Wild car ride more fringe than Fringe". Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on 2007-01-06. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
  • "Interview with Jason C. McLean (MP3 format)". CKUT-FM (McGill University's radio station). 2005-06-06. Archived from the original (MP3 format) on 2007-08-14. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
  • "Native Solidarity News interview with Donovan King and Jason C. McLean". CKUT-FM (McGill University's radio station). 2006-12-05. Archived from the original (MP3 format) on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
  • Lejtenyi, Patrick (2007-03-08). "Main Claim". Montreal Mirror. Archived from the original on 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
  • Smith, Wendy (2007-03-21). "Ad trucks leave trail of exhaust and controversy in their wake". The Tempest (blog) -- "Climate Change News from Journalism Students at Montreal's Concordia University". Retrieved 2007-11-10.
  • Lejtenyi, Patrick (2007-08-07). "Covering up the Main". Montreal Mirror. Archived from the original on 2010-02-27. Retrieved 2008-08-09.

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