Jason Marr

Jason M.

Seattle, WA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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!
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Jason delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

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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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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


Fluent / 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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Photos & Videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo by Jason M.


2 Reviews

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londun D. Feb 14, 2018
Acting · In studio

Jason made me feel comfortable and gave great direction.......I don't know what I am doing and he is a good teacher !

Cherry P. Dec 14, 2017
Improv Acting · In home

Jason is a wonderful coach. Robbie really liked him because she felt so comfortable with him and worked one on one with him. He is very flexible and helps her to prepare for audition. I highly recommend him.

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