Theatre and Drama 219:
Acting for Success
with Jim Stauffer
About this Course: Acting for Success (Theatre 219) was designed for those that want to integrate acting techniques into their daily life. Many careers require that we think quickly, adapt on the spot, and commit things to memory. These are just a few of the techniques that you’ll strengthen through acting. We had lawyers, doctors, event planners, advertising and marketing specialists, and more in mind when we created this course. What will you learn from being an actor?
July 31 –
Meet Your Professor
Undergraduate Associate Advisor
Jim joined the Department as a temporary advisor for the 2011-2012 Academic Year. In Academic Year 2013 he became the permanent Associate Advisor for the Department through the Madison Initiative Undergrad (MIU) support.
Jim is a card carrying member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, acting in over 50 regional and national commercials and industrial films. His theatre work has taken him coast to coast where he has been humbled to work with, learn from, observe, and mentor some of the most fascinating, hardworking, resilient, and creative people on this earth: Theatre Actors, Designers, Technicians and Historians! His proudest creation to date is that of his beloved daughter, Madison, who shares her dad’s love of the arts.
As a proud University of Wisconsin-Madison Alum, Jim received his MFA in acting in 2003. He also holds a Masters in Theatre History and Criticism from Illinois State University and his Bachelors in Theatre from Bradley University. (source)