About Jose R.

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Jose teaches: Ages 13 and up
Teaching since: September 2000
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Overview

Let's be real. If you want to be a working actor, you need to continuously study and be prepared. Let's work together to make your dreams into reality. Let's get you prepared. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro. Whether you just need someone to run lines with for your last minute audition, or are looking to study on a regular basis, I want to offer affordable solutions for actors.

Monologue & Scene work
Audition preparation
Demystifying Shakespeare
Classical & Contemporary work
College & Conservatory admission preparation
Public Speaking

Especially interested in working with highly motivated, highly participatory students...

As a professional in the Arts & Entertainment industry with over 20 years experience, I have had the opportunity to apply my skills over a varied and extensive career. As an artist, I've always strive to find ways to use theatre to help promote positive social action. As a teacher, I've always focused on helping other emerging artists hone their craft while finding their own unique voice.

I have always believed in the transformative power of theatre and I would welcome the chance to get to know you as an actor/artist and how we can collaborate together.

Photos and Videos

photo by Leslie Hassler

Experience

Role of "Smee"

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - Pioneer Theater Co.

Perform role of "Smee"
Pioneer Theater Co. + Victoria Theater Assoc.

Role of "Smee"

Feb 2015 - May 2015
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - Cincinnatti Playhouse on the Park/MilwaukeeRep.

Perform role of "Smee"
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park + Milwaukee Rep. co-production of PETER AND THE STARCATHER

Understudy "Black Stache", "Smee", "Fighting Prawn", "Alf", "Mrs. Bumbrake"

Feb 2013 - Jan 2014
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - OFF BROADWAY (New World Stages)

Learned, maintained, and performed as necessary the roles of "Black Stache", "Smee", "Fighting Prawn", "Alf", "Mrs. Bumbrake"

Teaching Artist

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
THE PUBLIC THEATER - NY

2011 Midsummer Day's Camp:
A two week summer conservatory for NYC's young Classical Actors (Age 14-18) and a unique opportunity for young actors to hone their craft and expand their classical skills. We foster a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creativity. A conservatory-style acting program developed for teens. It focuses specifically on the challenges, rigors, and joys of performing Shakespeare's work. The intensive curriculum combines work on acting, voice, movement, games, text analysis, clown, and stage combat.

Role of "Sonny LaTierri"/understudy "Kenickie"

Aug 2007 - Oct 2008
GREASE - BROADWAY (Brooks/Atkinson Theater)

*Tony Award Nominee for Best Revival of a Musical
*2007 Broadway Revival Cast Recording

Education

Improv

Aug 2007 - Aug 2008
Gotham Improv

Improv

Jun 2002 - Jun 2003
ACME Improv (LA)

Certificate of Theater

Sep 1990 - Jun 1993
American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Jan 1997
Sag-aftra

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Actors' Equity Association

Jan 1994
Actors-Equity

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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21 Reviews on Jose R.

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Jordan Nov 18, 2016
Amazing!
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Holly Nov 9, 2016
Theater Acting · Online
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Best acting instructor out there!
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Holly Nov 2, 2016
Theater Acting · Online
Verified Student
Great as always!
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Jordan Oct 26, 2016
Theater Acting · Online
Verified Student
Jose is simply fabulous! He's a down to earth and funny guy who knows how to bring out the best in one's characterization. Looking forward to next week and another lesson!!
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Holly Oct 26, 2016
Theater Acting · Online
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les stroud Oct 31, 2015
Film and TV Acting · Online
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simply excellent
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Cynthia N. Jul 1, 2015
Improv Comedy · Online
Verified Student
It was nice working with Jose! In the midst of my challenges, I am beginning to find humor! His advise has help me to recognize comedy daily! He has taught me how to achieve my desired career! I highly recommend Jose as an improv comedy teacher!
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Carlen P. Jan 5, 2015
Film and TV Acting · Online
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Jose is patient and kind and very very knowledgeable, plus he is actually working so what more could you want? Well because I want to work I chose him. If you want your money's worth, choose him. I just might consider moving to NYC to attend classes........... Yeah, Naaah. I will however, continue with this pro online. Thanks Mr. R.
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Stefan A. Dec 16, 2014
Improv Acting · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher. Highly recommended.
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CeCe B. Nov 6, 2014
Film and TV Acting · Online
Verified Student
I really enjoyed my lesson with Jose. I got a lesson customized for my needs. We were able to focus on my strengths and how to grow in other areas. Jose is experienced, teaches well and is really comfortable to work with. Good vibes. I definitely recommend choosing Jose as an acting coach.
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