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Jason M.

Seattle, Washington

Hone your acting craft with expert training from an experienced and revered acting coach.

For me as an actor, the benefit of a great coach or director has always been that they've helped me reach places in my work I couldn't have achieved on my own. As a coach myself, I'm most thrilled by those small (or monumental!) breakthroughs that my students and I discover together during the coaching process. The cool thing is that I've found the progress my students make in their craft will often inspire me to new heights in my own. (A bonus to already enriching work)! If you want to develop new material for upcoming auditions, hone and refresh (or completely change) your monologues, or simply work on the craft of acting, I can help. I work to gear your coaching sessions to the goals you need to achieve, offering an experience created around what you need to work on and want to learn. With a BFA in Acting and Directing, an MFA in Classical Acting, and over 20 years of professional acting experience in the theatre and on-camera, I can offer tools for your tool belt (exercises, warm-ups), direction and blocking (feedback, adjustments, voice and text), and techniques to grow your skillset (Linklater, Alexander Technique, Meisner, Stanislavski). How we work in our sessions will be based on where you are in your craft and what you want to achieve! We can work together on-line or in person. I look forward to meeting you and getting started!
About Jason M.

I've been performing roles in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. My BFA in Acting and Directing and my MFA in Classical Acting have afforded me a wide variety of tools and skills to employ in the craft of acting. Performing with professional repertory companies like ACT Theatre, Book-It Repertory, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and the Shakespeare Theatre in DC, I've gained personal knowledge of the art, craft, and business of being a working actor, which I will put to work for you, in a personalized one-on-one coaching session, either online or in person. Here's how I can help. SCENE WORK AND MONOLOGUES: Whether it's dusting off and refreshing monologues you've performed more times than you can count, or developing pieces or scenes for the first time for an upcoming stage or on-camera audition, we can break the material down together, work on the clarity of your choices and active objectives, and access your personal connection to the material so you'll be ready and confident with a one-of-a-kind performance that reflects the strengths you bring to acting and the story you want to tell. SHAKESPEARE: Perhaps the most daunting of styles for a contemporary actor, we'll get down to the nuts and bolts of some of the most challenging (and rewarding) material. The famous soliloquies are famous for a reason and can certainly be intimidating, and more obscure material can seem thick and inaccessible. We'll chip away at the mystique of Shakespeare by digging in to the text and verse, activating the language with specificity, and cultivating your personal take on well-known characters or lesser known material they might not have seen before. DIALECTS AND ACCENTS: From English to Irish to Southern American and beyond, a well executed dialect can be the edge you need to land (and play) that meaty role. I use a multipronged approach that involves ear training to develop an authentic sound, text analysis for clarity of sound substitutions (IPA Proficient), and exercises that pare away stilted and unnatural speech to cultivate an authentic sounding voice that will be your own. VOICEOVER: I've been booking voiceover gigs on TV, radio, and the internet for over 10 years with clients like Microsoft, Liberty Mutual, UW Medicine, Tableau, Reno Toyota, and Golden One State Credit Union. I can offer tips and tricks of the trade, as well as techniques that can take your VO submissions to the next level and help you book these lucrative contracts. Let's get started!

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 1998

Master of Fine Arts in Classical Acting

Age: 5+

Speaks English, Spanish

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Acting
Child Acting
Film Acting
Film and TV Acting
Improv Acting
Method Acting
Shakespearean Acting
Theater Acting
Voice Acting
Teaches 9 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
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Teacher's studio

Great first experience. Can't wait to see how my daughter will grow in this class. She is going to work on stage presence and a monologue for future auditions.

Posted Mar 15, 2023
Teacher's studio

What an absolutely incredible first lesson with Jason. I am so looking forward to diving into the acting process with such an experienced and passionate actor.

Posted Feb 16, 2023

Really took the time to dig down to what I am looking to accomplish and give me the guidance that I need to reach my goals.

Posted May 5, 2022
Master of Fine Arts in Classical Acting
Aug 2008 - Jul 2009
The Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing
Sep 1992 - Nov 1996
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Actor Combatant with SAFD in 8 Weapons
Jun 2009
Society of American Fight Directors
Passed all 8 certification tests as an Actor Combatant in Rapier and Dagger, Single Sword, Broadsword, Sword and Shield, Quarterstaff, Unarmed, Smallsword, and Knife. Performed in productions choreographed by notable fight masters Allen Suddeth (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival) and Rick Sordelet (The Shakespeare Theatre). Trained with and performed in productions choreographed by Brad Waller (Shakespeare Theatre Company) and Geoffrey Alm (Freehold Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Co).

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