JASON CRAIG WEST received a BFA in theatre education from Utah State University in 2013 and a MFA in acting from Indiana University in 2017. He moved to Dallas 3 years ago to teach theatre at Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep. He has performed professionally in contemporary and classical plays, as well as musical theatre.
July 14th-7pm: Actioning: To Act is to do, not to feel. That doesn’t mean you won’t feel, but you should avoid playing the emotion. Actioning teaches an actor to use transitive verbs (action verbs) for individual character thoughts, beats, and/or objectives. In other words, it teaches you to do, to fight for what you want, and in multiple ways. It is a repeatable process to give any performance variety and depth. It is a valuable tool for established professionals and beginners alike. ACTIONS can be useful for musical theatre performers; for actors wrestling with audition speeches; for those who have to breathe life into a one-dimensional television or radio commercial; or for those who have been performing a play for months and need to reinvigorate their performance.