This is a new class designed to teach the student techniques of a great audition and to promote confidence in auditioning as well as public speaking. During the 10 week class, students will define and perform a monologue and many other helpful techniques required for auditioning and engaging an audience.
Jacob Simon is the Assistant Principal at Ovey Comeaux High School. He was named the 2018-2019 OCHS Teacher of the Year and was named 2018 L.E.F. Top Finalist for High School Teachers.
Having grown up with a passion for live theater and acting, Mr. Simon pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Education, graduating from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2013. He has been cast in numerous shows, most notably as Brian in Cite’ Des Arts’ production of “The Shadow Box” and as Russ in ULL’s production of “Clybourne Park”, for which he won the Kennedy Center Theater Award for Excellence in Acting.
Along with being the Director of Theater, Jacob Simon has been the Director Speech and Debate at Comeaux High School in Lafayette, LA for the past 9 years. The Comeaux Speech Team is a group of competitive actors and public speakers who travel across the country competing against the best young talent in America. As the Director of Comeaux Speech, he has coached 28 individual State Champions in acting events and has coached his team to 5 consecutive State Team Sweepstakes Championships. As a coach, Mr. Simon has had success on the national level as well, coaching 31 National Finalists and 10 National Champions, all in acting events.
With an educational focus in theater performance, Mr. Simon promotes developing honesty in acting and crafting the type of dynamic performances that move audiences emotionally and bring to light important stories that often go untold. He firmly believes that acting is not simply learning how to be a good liar…true acting comes from discovering the truth in the text, connecting to it empathically, and using that connection to perform with power, sincerity, and heart.
Pull around to the back of the building and enter at the door nearest the handicapped parking.
1319 West Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503
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