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Out of the Wings: Jason Maddy

Get to know Much Ado About Nothing director, Jason Maddy!

Jason MaddyJason Maddy is an actor, singer, educator and director. Jason is directing the 2015 Junior Theatre production of Much Ado About Nothing. Previous directing credits include Shows with Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego Junior Theatre and Actor’s Alliance of San Diego.

As an actor, Jason has performed throughout San Diego County including roles with North Coast Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, Cygnet Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, Ion Theatre Company, Welk Resort Theatre, San Diego Musical Theater, Premiere Productions, Intrepid Theatre Company and Lamb’s Players Theatre.

Regional Theatre Credits include The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival.

Jason holds an MFA from the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign and is a Teaching Artist with La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe and San Diego Junior Theatre.


Summer 2015 Classes are Online!

Summer 2015 Classes and Camps are now online for enrollment. Register today!

Summer 2015 Classes and Camps are now online for enrollment. Register today!

Summer 2015 Classes and Camps are now online

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Spring 2015 Classes are Online!

Spring 2015 Classes and Camps from San Diego Junior Theatre are now enrolling

San Diego Junior Theatre’s Spring 2015 classes and camps are now online. Register and enroll today!

Spring 2015 Classes and Camps are now Online!

REGISTER ONLINE

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Out of the Wings: Ira Bauer-Spector

We are delighted to welcome back San Diego-based theatre artist Ira Bauer-Spector as director of Flight of the Lawnchair Man.

Ira Bauer-Spectre

Out of the Wings: Ira Bauer-Spector, director of San Diego Junior Theatre’s premiere of Flight of the Lawnchair Man.

Flight of the Lawnchair ManWe are delighted to welcome back Ira Bauer-Spector. Ira is a San Diego-based theatre artist whose directing credits at San Diego Junior Theatre include: James and the Giant Peach (NYA Award – Outstanding Production), HONK!, Zanna, Don’t! (AMT), Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale (Alumni) and Pinkalicious: The Musical (Rippledink’s Repertory).  He has worked at many theatres in San Diego including: The Old Globe (assistant to Rupert Holmes), San Diego State University (Into the Woods), American Rose Theatre (Spring Awakening), Diversionary, North Coast Repertory, ACT – San Diego.  He has also performed as an actor extensively across the country.  Honors include: FringeNYC Award for Outstanding Ensemble for Dear Harvey (Diversionary), Kennedy Center SSD&C Directing Fellowship Finalist for Cabaret (CU-Boulder), NYA Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing for James and the Giant Peach (SDJT).

He is the Founding Artistic Director of Breakthrough Workshop Theatre, a non-profit theatre organization in San Diego.  With BWT, highlights include the award-winning Dear Harvey at the 1st San Diego Fringe Festival, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Bette Midler Project and “BWTinRep” (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown & Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead), as well as writing, directing and starring as Miss M in the World Premiere of Miss M Saves the Universe! at the 2nd Annual San Diego International Fringe Festival.

Education: BFA Musical Theatre/BFA Theatre Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder; MFA Musical Theatre (Directing Emphasis), San Diego State University.