Jason Marr

Jason M.

Bellevue, WA
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Jason delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
1998

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!

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Education

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

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

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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Photos & Videos

Henry V (Michael Hayden) and Scroop (Jason Marr) in The Shakespeare Theatre's production of Henry V, directed by Michael Kahn.

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Henry V (Michael Hayden) and Scroop (Jason Marr) in The Shakespeare Theatre's production of Henry V.

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Proteus (J. Marr) and Speed (Chris Morson) in Two Gentlemen of Verona with Wooden O, Seattle WA

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Proteus (J. Marr) and Julia (Angelica Duncan-Basile) in Two Gentlemen of Verona with Wooden O, Seattle WA

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Fabian (J. Marr), Aguecheek (W. Elsman) and Toby Belch (P. O'Conner) in Twelfth Night at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, d. Marco Barricelli

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Fabian (J. Marr), Toby Belch (P. O'Conner), and Aguecheek (W. Elsman) in Twelfth Night at SSC, directed by Marco Barricelli

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Frank Lawler as Robert Lyons and J. Marr as Oliver Kilbourne in The Pitmen Painters with ACT Theatre in Seattle

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Charles Leggett, Jason Marr as Oliver Kilbourne, and R. Hamilton Wright in The Pitmen Painters with ACT Theatre, directed by Kurt Beattie

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Photo by Jason M.

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