Jon Ferreira

Jon Ferreira

Mainestage Actors Studio & Talent
Actor, Performance Coach, Talent Scout and Theatre Director

Bangor, Maine

Member Since:
February 2014
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Jon

Jon trained as an actor at Emerson College, where he studied Voice and Shakespeare with renowned vocal coach and teacher, Kristin Linklater. While at Emerson, Jon had the opportunity to live in a 17th Century Dutch castle in the Netherlands, where he also studied acting and physical theatre with French teacher, Sophie Benhote. In 1998, he earned his BFA in Acting, with a minor in Literature - cum laude. Jon went on to earn a second degree in Theatre Education, summa cum laude, from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, where he also was certified to teach theatre in the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Jon worked as a high school theatre teacher for four years in Pittsburgh, and later, in Baltimore. In addition to teaching, Jon worked for over 15 years as a professional actor and director in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York City, Boston and Chicago. After several years of teaching, Jon became a student again, when he returned to the classroom and earned his final degree - an MFA in Directing from Illinois State University (GPA: 4.0). Jon recently moved back to Bangor, Maine, and now works as an Associate Director at Penobscot Theatre Company, teaches adult education classes, and is instructor and proprietor of Mainestage Actors Studio & Talent (MAST), where he teaches various classes in Auditioning, Shakespeare, Scene Study, Acting, and Improvisation. He also privately coaches students as well. Feel free to visit his website at

Unique traits: DIRECTOR: Trained and experienced in directing classic and contemporary texts; extensive knowledge and experience acting and directing Shakespeare; experience in directing and developing new plays; have worked with students on developing group-generated texts/ plays; Assistant Directed many different directors with various traits and styles. TEACHER: Have received professional development training from Master Teacher Roger Taylor in differentiated curriculum, integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum, gifted/ special education, and student-centered learning, as well as training and Certification in Tutoring, Mentoring, Conflict Resolution, Violence Prevention, Anger Management, Career Exploration, Race Sensitivity, and Crisis Management; Selected to write theatre curriculum for the Maryland Department of Education and Baltimore County Public Schools as well as the Illinois State University School of Theatre; Developed and taught Standards-based theatre curriculum to students, aged 13 - 19 years old; Designed and executed Standards-based English curriculum for Advanced Placement British Literature for Seniors; Coached/ Advised Drama Club, Debate Team, and Improv Comedy Club. ACTOR: Have acted in over 150 plays and musicals over the course of nearly 30 years; multi-ethnic look; SAFD certified fighter; extensive experience in makeup design; heavy eyebrows; adept at voices and dialects; adroit comic timing and physicality; trained in Shakespeare and the classics; expressive face, can drive automatic or stick-shift. DESIGN: Draft and design scenery; Worked several seasons as a Technical Director; Drafted, designed, and hung/ focused several shows; extensive experience as a shop carpenter; Stage Managed over a dozen shows; Experience as a Dramaturge.


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  • Dean's List (16 semesters); Cum Laude (x1); Summa Cum Laude (x2)

  • Illinois State University Directing Assistantship

  • Project Teach Award Scholarship

  • Acting Scholarship, Emerson College

  • John Erickson Memorial Theatre Scholarship, Bangor High School

  • Thomas School of Dance Scholarship

  • All Festival Cast Recipient, Maine State One Act Play Festival (Regionals and States)


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