Jeff Fazakerley


Adjunct Theater Professor

Concordia University Irvine

23 Meadowgrass
Irvine, CA 92604
United States
7148879325
7148879325
jeff.fazakerley@cui.edu
jeff.fazakerley@cui.edu

http://23%20Meadowgrass


Biography:

Jeff teaches Voice and Movement for the Actor as well as the Experiences in Theatre course for those outside of the Theatre Department. He has assisted in main stage productions and is currently the Artistic Director for the ACTS drama ministry program. Directing credits include It’s A Wonderful Life , Importance of Being Earnest, Man Who Came to Dinner and Our Town at Alethia Christian Theater, A Mustache and a Mattress for Regent University, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown  for Christian Youth Theater and assistant directing CUI’s production of Footloose. Jeff began his theatre career playing a tap-dancing sailor in Anything Goes when he was 16. Since then he has performed on both coasts in thirty-five productions over the last decade ranging from Tony in Westside Story to the title character in Molière's Tartuffe. Some of his favorites include Bob in Beau Jest, Dickon in The Secret Garden, and Michael in Dancing At Lughnasa. He has performed in a number of Shakespeare’s finest including Othello, Romeo & Juliet, and Macbeth, and performed many principle roles in musicals such as Into The Woods, Bye Bye Birdie, How To Succeed In Business, Brigadoon, Godspell, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In 2012, Jeff originated the lead role in the West Coast Premiere of Enlightenment.Com at American Coast Theatre Company in Orange County. Jeff has primarily been hitting the festival circuit with short films such as Perpetuum and Alone. He received the Best Actor award at the OTIS Film Festival for playing the suicidal young minister in Drained. He holds an MFA in Acting from Regent University. Previous acting training comes from the Grandstreet Theatre Conservatory in Helena, MT, and a BA in Theatre Performance from Vanguard University. Jeff received top acting honors from both Vanguard and Regent and is a SAFD certified Actor Combatant. Jeff now lives in Irvine and when not in front of the camera, on stage or teaching, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Emily and legitimately cute daughters, Eiley and Margot.



Movement Specialties:

Alignment/Release Work

Breath

Commedia dell'Arte

Creativity/Focus

General

Laban/Bartenieff

Movement for the Actor

Other

Period Styles: Acting

Sound and Movement

Stage Combat



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