|Self-Employed Performer, Actor, Storyteller, Writer, and Teacher||Jon Spelman has developed more than thirty-two hours of narrative performance material, which he performs throughout the U.S. and Europe to a wide variety of audiences and venues. He regularly performs at colleges, schools, libraries, museums, and arts centers. He was the first American selected to perform at the International Festival of Solo Performers in Tel Aviv, Israel
|Florida Studio Theatre Artistic Director||A professional actors’ and writers’ ensemble devoted to the creation of new work. Founder and Artistic Director. Directed seventeen productions. Acted in seven. Wrote six.|
|The Asolo State Theatre, Sarasota, Fl. Associate Artistic Director and Florida State University, Assistant Professor of Theatre||A professional resident, repertory theatre. Director (nine productions). Actor (seven productions), and writer for the theatre’s multiple stages. Director, state-wide touring productions. Director of the Master of Fine Arts program. Taught Acting, Directing, Solo Theatre Performance. Simultaneously on the faculty of the Florida State University School of Theatre.|
|University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre||Taught Acting, Directing, Introduction to Theatre, Theatre History, Creative Writing..|
|Purdue University||Master of Arts in Theatre. Thesis Production—Direction of Eugene O’Neill’s “Desire Under The Elms”.|
||BA with Honors in History and Theatre. Thesis: The History of Theatre at Williams College.|
In addition to performing, Spelman also regularly offers master classes and school and community residencies, which include informal performances, community performances, and workshops for teachers & students. He offers Professional Development For Teachers classes and workshops through the Kennedy Center’s National Partners in Education Program and Comprehensive Education Through the Arts Programs. He also works with communities and organizations in developing and telling their own stories.
PERSONAL: Mr. Spelman is married to the choreographer Liz Lerman, and they are the parents of photographer Anna Clare Spelman, currently based in Chapel Hill NC. The family home is in the historic Pierson Place neighborhood of Phoenix AZ. Jon is an avid hiker and backpacker.
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