Founding artistic director
John trained at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts before serving as Directing Fellow at The Juilliard School’s Drama Division (2003-2005). He now serves as guest faculty at NYU - TSOA’s Classical Studio. New York directing credits include: Woyzeck, Closer, and Fortinbras (Lincoln Center). On the West Coast, John is an Artist-in-Residence for both Pacific Repertory Theatre and the Carmel Shakespeare Festival where he has performed in well over half the Shakespearean Canon as well as West Coast and Central Coast premieres of many celebrated plays.
John formerly served as Artistic Director for Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble, the Classical Theatre Training Program at the Norris Center for the Performing Arts in Palos Verdes, Shakespeare Santa Monica, the Big Sur Theatre Lab, and his own Performing Arts Conservatory in Carmel, Ca called PACC.
John's conservatory graduates went on to attended such prestigious acting programs as Harvard’s (ART), The Central School of Speech & Drama in London, Oxford and New York University.