Stage, Film, Educator and Arts Exec
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Paul Jacques is an award winning actor, director, producer, writer and scenic designer with over 250 productions of experience spanning stage, film, commercial and radio. He is on the theatre faculty at San Bernardino Valley College, holds an AA in Music from RCC, a BA in Theatre from UCR, and an MFA in Writing for the Performing Arts from UCR, and is pursuing his PhD in English at Claremont Graduate University. Paul also portrays Charles Dickens for the Riverside Dickens Festival, and is a resident director at the California Theater in San Bernardino.
PhD-Early Modern English (Shakespeare), est. 2020, Claremont Graduate University
MFA-Creative Writing/Writing for the Performing Arts, UC Riverside
BA-Theatre, UC Riverside
FREELANCE – Southern California 1990 – Present
Film, commercial, radio and stage duties include: acting. directing, casting, scheduling, budgeting, script supervision, coordinating rentals/design of scenic elements, art department, costumes, wigs, editing, foley for stage and screen, sound editing, line production and location producing. Worked with legendary television writer Judy Burns (Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, MacGyver), with union and non-union talent, including Bill Hutton, Broadway’s original Joseph. Served as Writer, Casting Assistant and Location Producer for City of Riverside commercials. Appeared in SyFy Pictures Movie of the Week. Assisted Art Department on TV programs including: Dancing with The Stars, KC Undercover, Gamers and Kickin’ It. Twenty scripts filmed or produced including two feature films. Script consultant for the web series Star Trek Continues.
Director in Residence
CALIFORNIA THEATRE– San Bernardino, CA 2015-Present
Responsible for the production and stage direction of musicals as well as casting and talent management for multiple resident companies. Worked with union and non-union talent.
Adjunct Radio-Television-Film/Theatre Faculty 2007-Present
SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY COLLEGE-San Bernardino, CA
Responsible for instruction of Acting and Directing for Film and TV, Media Writing, Film Appreciation, TV Lighting, Acting Fundamentals I/II, Introduction to Theatre, Stage Makeup and Theatre Crafts courses. Developed curriculum for Stage Lighting, Sound, Design, Movement, Costuming, and TV Lighting courses. Long term substitute for full time faculty in the Fall of 2008. Worked with Curriculum Committee.
CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY-Riverside, CA 2007-Present
Responsible for instruction of Playwriting, Costuming, Drama in the Classroom and Acting Fundamentals for Non-Majors courses.
Adjunct Theatre Faculty/Contract Educator/Consultant
MT. SAN JACINTO COMMUNITY COLLEGE– San Jacinto, CA 2005 – Present
Recurring instructor of record and stage director for the college’s summer Shakespeare Festival. Responsible for instruction of Intermediate Acting, Introduction to Theatre, Theatre History, History of Musical Theatre, Survey of Drama, Directing, Stage Management, Rehearsal and Performance, Scriptwriting, Introduction to Film, Reader’s Theatre, Acting for Film & TV, Actor’s Workshop, Musical Production and Summer Repertory classes.
CSU, SAN BERNARDINO – San Bernardino, CA 2013-Present
Responsible for instruction of Directing 1, Acting 2 and Oral Interpretation of Literature courses.
RIVERSIDE ARTS COUNCIL – Riverside, CA 2005 – Present
Duties include curriculum development utilizing the State of California Visual and Performing Arts standards and instruction of elementary and middle school children in basic to intermediate acting, playwriting and production. Accomplishments include performance of Gage Middle School culminating project at the 2006 City of Riverside Festival of Lights. Theatre instructor for Project Bridge, the Riverside Arts Council’s intervention program for at-risk youths.
- DIGITAL SCENIC DESIGN
- VIDEO EDITING
- FOLEY EFFECTS
- DIGITAL HUMANITIES
- SOCIAL MEDIA
- MICROSOFT OFFICE
- Directing, Grant Writing, management, marketing, planning, Production