As TPS Generals
and Graduate School auditions
approach, consider giving yourself a holiday gift by putting a little extra polish on your audition pieces this year.
Director Mark Jared Zufelt
is currently accepting new students for monologue coaching. Past students have gone on to successfully enter prestigious MFA Acting programs like NYU and Yale School of Drama. Locally, Mark’s students have used his tutelage to land roles at: ACT Theatre, The Empty Space, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Taproot, Book-It Repertory Theatre and others…
Mark is an adherent of Action Theory, using deep textual analysis and the actor’s innate strengths to help create an authentic, dynamic, and repeatable
performance that will highlight your assets as a performer. His former students say it best:"I have gone to Mark with my audition pieces over the past few years because of his ability to help stage and activate the text - making my work more dynamic. I trust his eye and value his ability to communicate in a productive working environment."
- Lathrop Walker, Co-Artistic Director, Washington Ensemble Theatre"Mark is still one of my favorite people to work with. He helped me find the love of the process - his passion and energy are infectious. I still think of the notes he gave me from years ago when I approach any character. I can't wait to work with him again."
- Caitlin Clouthier, 3rd year MFA in Acting Candidate, Yale School of Drama
For more information, including rates and a plan tailored to your specific audition needs, contact Mark at: email@example.com
Mark’s bio:Mark Jared Zufel
t is a writer, stage director and founder of Next Stage. His plays and adaptations include: Carlos Bulosan’s AMERICA IS IN THE HEART, STEP SOFTLY, QUE MI SANGRE SEA LA SEMILLA DE LIBERTAD (Let My Blood Be the Seed of Freedom), Rebecca Brown’s THE END OF YOUTH (commissioned by Grantmakers in the Arts) and Henry Darger’s IN REALMS OF THE UNREAL (commissioned by the Frye Art Museum). Recent directorial credits include AMERICA IS IN THE HEART (Philippine Educational Theatre Association, Manila), NO MAYO (ACT Theatre’s Young Playwright’s Festival), BUD, NOT BUDDY (Book-It Repertory Theatre, 2006 Footlight Award – Best Mainstage Production
), THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN (Book-It All Over), and BACK OF THE THROAT (Theater Schmeater, 2005 Footlight Award – Best Fringe Production
Mark has worked on new plays at theatres across the country, including: ACT Theatre, The Empty Space, Roundhouse Theatre, Stop Gap Theatre, and the Sledgehammer Theatre. Mark is the recipient of a Theatre Communications Group New Generations/Future Leaders Fellowship, the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship in Theatre for Social Change (Arena Stage, Washington DC), a Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation grant, is a member of the Director’s Lab West and an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Mark holds an MFA from the University of Washington’s Professional Director Training Program and has served as a guest artist and adjunct faculty member at such local institutions as North Seattle Community College, Seattle University and Cornish College of the Arts.
Mark previously served as Book-It Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Associate and as the Resident Director for Washington DC’s Latin Hope Theatre Project. Upcoming directorial projects include: the 14/48 Festival, a workshop performance of THE MONARCH PROJECT for the Washington Ensemble Theatre and two productions in Next Stage’s inaugural season.