Jonathan Young, MFA

Highland Campus
6101 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752

Jonathan Young, MFA, is an actor, director, voice artist, and educator. He holds a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara (duel emphasis in Directing and Playwriting) and an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University. While at Brandeis he taught undergraduate courses in Improvisation, Directing, and the Suzuki Method of Actor Training.

A member of Actors’ Equity and a certified actor/combatant through the Society of American Fight Directors, Jonathan was an NYC-based actor before moving to the Austin area. Regional/NYC Stage: The Man Who Came to Dinner, Candlelight Pavilion; The Cat and the Canary and Anna Christie, Berkshire Theatre Group; All in the Timing, Theatre 54 NYC. Tours: National Theatre for Children, American Family Theatre, and New York Dinner Theatre. TV: 30 Rock, The Onion Sports Network, and Mysteries at the Museum. Commercials: Ritz Crackers, TexPress Lanes, and Texas Mutual. Recent directing credits include The Santaland Diaries (Broadway World Austin Nomination for Best Direction), Footloose, and Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Georgetown Palace. You can hear Jonathan’s work as a voice-over artist on a variety of commercials and audio books.

Jonathan is currently the Director of Education for the Georgetown Palace Theatre and teaches Theatre for Southwestern University within their Upward Bound program.

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