Western Washington University
Hello! My name is Jesse, and I am a full time film actor in the LA area. I graduated from Western Washington University in 2014, and have done film and theatre acting full time since.
I have trained under many professors at WWU, including Rich Brown (studied under and TAed the Grotowski method, Suzuki, Bogart Viewpoints, Shakespeare, vocal interpretation, compositions, devising,) Cynthia White (Shakespeare, studied under and TAed her vocal training,) Jim Lortz (Mask work, Greek, personal performances/Spalding Gray, physical interpretation,) Patrick Dizney (Acting for the camera,) gone to regular open sessions of improv with the nationally recognized Dead Parrots Society, and am training under Professor Brown again for Commedia in a two week intensive. I have taken workshops in Margolis, Alexander Technique, voice over work, done local student short films, been a guest-star on a T.V. show in Washington state, and taken writer/actor workshops in Seattle and LA. I am a continuous self-motivated student of the arts, and I believe my learning is never finished.
I have always had a thorough interest in the arts, specifically in film and theatre acting. The two most important factors to making a good actor to me are having a firm foundation and working from a place between articulate creator and joyously spontaneous artist. With the right amount of tools in your tool belt and self-diligence, you can tackle any job, any role, any problem. I look forward to hearing from you. Hello! My name is Jesse, and I am a full time film actor in the LA area. I graduated from Western Washington University in 2014, and have done film and theatre acting full time since.
I have trained under many professors at WWU, including Rich Brown (studied under and TAed the Grotowski method, Suzuki, Bogart Viewpoints, Shakespeare,
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While receiving my Associates degree at Bellevue College I was an active member of the film club, and did many student short films. At Western Washington University I continued to to student short films, as well as acted as a lead in R. W. Goodwin's short film for his university class on film making. I studied under professor Patrick Dizney in his Acting for the Camera class, and this August will graduate with a BA in theatre with an acting concentration. Learning theatre and film side by side has taught me the differences between the two crafts, and the natural honesty a camera demands. I am available for group/one-on-one coaching and consultation.
I am graduating this August with a theatre BA, and a concentration in acting. I have been professor Rich Brown's assistant for WWU's 264 Jerzy Grotowski training class, studied and practiced in devising (WWU, NYC's Blessed Unrest workshop,) improvisation (Dead Parrots Society,) Shakespeare under Cynthia White from CenterStage, Suzuki method, Bogart's Viewpoints, been to KCACTF twice - in 2011 as a nominee and this year as a nominee's partner - co-directed my own devised one act called Control: A Devised Piece, as well as helmed my first original role as Madison from WWU graduate Brian Toews' new work, "The Hob Nob," directed by Mikey Moore. I aim to bring acting methods to the theatre community through exercises I have taken away from WWU and other workshops. I am available for group/one-on-one coaching and consultation.
Having studied supportive breath during my Western Washington University BA training under Shakespeare director Cynthia White, under acting professor Rich Brown, and taking workshops both from Seattlite Gin Hammond (2010) and Dell'Arte International Alexander Method instructor Joe Krienke (2014,) and a continuing self-motivated student of Kristin Linklater's wonderful exercise book "Freeing the Natural Voice," I have a lot of experience struggling with being an actor of supportive, powerful breath in the theatre world. I aim to give people a tool belt full of exercises to aid them in understanding their own bodies inside and out, and how to identify when they are speaking from a place of support, and if they aren't, whether that lack of support is from choice or from damaging negligence. I am available for group/one-on-one coaching and consultation.