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Jeff Thomakos

Producing Artistic Director

Full Bio

Jeff is a teacher, director, and producer as well. He is a certified Master Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique through The National Michael Chekhov Association and The Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. He also holds a Certificate of Completion from MICHA, The International Michael Chekhov Association. This makes him the only tri-certified teacher of this technique in the world. 


He served four years as Artistic Director of Royal Oak Shakespeare (formerly Water Works Theatre) and is a master improvisor having studied for many years at Second City Chicago, IO Chicago, and Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis.


He also runs a YouTube Channel, The Inspired Actor which features 10-Minute Acting Classes and also talks about the theatre, film, the local industry, and more. Please be sure to visit and subscribe at


For More about Jeff, please go to his website

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