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Sharing what I know about film, theatre, acting and lyric interpretation has been a surprising yet rewarding experience. My work with the students of the Klein Theatre Arts program reaffirms that the arts are a fundamental way of expressing what we fear, what we desire and what drives us.

Working with groups of 10 on creating film scripts then assigning each student to a job "on-set" promotes collaboration, creativity and the importance of attaining a common goal, assets for young people as they contemplate what they'd like to do professionally.

The screening of our films in the Klein Auditorium was a treat for my students and their parents and teachers, alike. The program at the Klein reminds me of my start in the performing arts. It has been a nostalgic reminder of my path to my work as a teaching artist and one I cherish.

"Jason brings a warmth and enthusiasm to his work that brings out the best in others. Coupled with years of experience and vast talent, his work with students is a gift to the classroom. His humor and huge heart always allow students to work with courage and his know-how expands their growth."

 Clare Mottola

 Theatre and Dance Chair

 Fieldston Middle and Upper School

"Jason has been coming to work with my students for nearly 10 years.  The students love him and are fully engaged while working with him.  His Audition Workshop is very informative and helpful for high school students and has proven to be invaluable to those who are lucky enough to experience it!! Jason's monologue workshop is equally as educational and helpful for actors at any age and level!!"

Stephanie Stone

Drama Teacher


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