DegreesBrandeis University, M.F.A.
Oglethorpe University, B.A.
ExpertiseSuzuki Actor Training Technique, Stage Combat, Movement, Acting
ProfileJesse has studied the Suzuki method of actor training at Brandeis where he earned his MFA in acting. A member of Actors' Equity Association, Jesse works as a professional actor, movement consultant, and violence designer at numerous local and regional theaters. He is a recent inductee into the Actors' Shakespeare Project's resident acting company. He plans to continue to develop and hone the Suzuki training technique by infusing elements of modern dance, the Alexander Technique, Stanislavski theory, and Viewpoints in order to maximize its effectiveness for western actors.
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Awards and Honors
Kindness Day Nomination (2013)
As You Like It. By William Shakespeare. Orlando Hinson, John Jesse. Actors' Shakespeare Project, SpringStep Medford, 4/17/2014 - 5/18/2014. (forthcoming)
Anon(ymous). By Naomi Iizuka. Violence Designer Hinson, John Jesse. Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, MA State One Act Competition, 3/27/2014.
The Whipping Man. By Matthew Lopez. Caleb Hinson, John Jesse. New Repertory Theatre, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 1/27/2014 - 2/16/2014.
Anna Christie. By Eugene O'Neill dir. David Auburn. Violence Designer Hinson, John Jesse. Berkshire Theatre Group, Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 8/20/2013 - 8/31/2013.
Miracle on 34th Street. By Valentine Davies. Fred Gailey Hinson, John Jesse. Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, 11/29/2013 - 12/29/2013.
Pericles. By William Shakespeare. Pericles Hinson, John Jesse. Actors' Shakespeare Project, The Modern Theater at Suffolk University, April 17, 2013 - May 12, 2013.
Seminar. By Theresa Rebeck. Douglas Hinson, John Jesse. Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, 9/12/2013 - 9/29/2013.