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I have 40 years of experience with Professional Actor skills in Phoenix, AZ. I also have 20 years of experience with Certified Alexander Technique teacher skills, 40 years of experience with Acting Coach skills all of which I also do in the Phoenix, AZ area.
My education and credentials include BA (Slippery Rock University), AM, and PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) in Theatre; post-doctoral teaching certification in the Alexander Technique..

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Professional Actor Phoenix, AZ
Certified Alexander Technique teacher Phoenix, AZ
Acting Coach Phoenix, AZ
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Work Experience:
Education:
BA in Theatre (Slippery Rock U.),
AM & PhD in Theatre (U. of Ill., Urbana-Champaign)
Post-doctoral AmSAT-certified teacher training in the Alexander Technique (Urbana, IL).
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Jim Coates is located in Phoenix, AZ and has the following skills: Professional Actor, Certified Alexander Technique teacher, Acting Coach
Acting / Drama
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Professional Actor

Category: Acting / Drama
Description
I enjoy creating memorable, quirky, sympathetic characters from well-written classic or modern plays and screenplays: for example, The Porter in "Macbeth," Gremio in "The Taming of the Shrew," Old John of Gaunt in "Richard II," Louis Ferrari in "Byline" (Ghostwriter Films), in addition to fifteen consecutive years of thousands of rollicking, interactive-audience, murder-mystery, dinner-theatre performances, and numerous other live, on-camera, and voice-over projects. Contact Dani's Agency to arrange Arizona bookings. Otherwise contact jim@actsup.com. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BA (Slippery Rock University), AM, and PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) in Theatre; post-doctoral teaching certification in the Alexander Technique.
Years Experience: 40

Certified Alexander Technique teacher

Category: Acting / Drama
Description
In twenty years of teaching the Alexander Technique, I have given hundreds of people thousands of private, half-hour AT lessons, I have presented scores of lecture-demonstrations, and have established numerous group seminars-and-lessons extended or repeating residencies. Contact jim@actsup.com. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Relevant Education / Credentials
1985-88 = 1600 hours of teacher training in the Alexander Technique at the Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique (IL) -- Certified Teacher Trainers: Joan and Alexander Murray.
Years Experience: 20

Acting Coach

Category: Acting / Drama
Description
As a retired college theatre professor and artistic director of the theatre -- now a professional actor myself, I continue to enjoy enhancing actor's skills. Not just actors, additionally, I have successfully coached public performers of all ages, all skill levels, all interests -- dancers, models, attorneys, business people, nurses, speakers, teachers, public performers, presenters. Extensive use of the True Mirror as an educational tool for uniquely powerful Self knowledge and awareness. Contact jim@actsup.com. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BA (Slippery Rock University), AM, and PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) in Theatre; post-doctoral teaching certification in the Alexander Technique.
Years Experience: 40