Associate Professor, Head of Acting
Jack Greenman is a professional actor, educator and voice and dialect coach. He serves as head of the acting for the Division of Theatre at SMU and teaches voice and speech in the Division’s B.F.A. and M.F.A. programs.
As an actor, he has performed with New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Shakespeare Company, PCPA Theaterfest, GEVA Theater Center, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Insight Out Theatre Collective, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, CenterPoint Theatre Group, Stage West in Fort Worth and at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. Representative roles from over 70 productions include Prospero in The Tempest, Macbeth, Peter Stockman in An Enemy of the People, Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, Thomas Becket in Murder in the Cathedral, The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol, Adolph in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Edward in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, John in Oleanna, Bernard in Arcadia, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Sir Harry in Once Upon A Mattress, Dom Claude Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Neville Craven in The Secret Garden, Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath and Edmund in King Lear. He is the recipient of a Santa Barbara Independent Award for both Oleanna and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Robby Awards for Arcadia and The Daly News.
Greenman has served as the voice/dialect/text coach for numerous nationally recognized regional theatres including the Denver Center Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Md. Representative productions include All the Way, Sweeney Todd, Pride and Prejudice, Henry IV pt. 1, Measure for Measure, As You Like It, Private Lives, The Secret Garden, Foxfire, The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth.
Greenman is also a sought-after trainer and conference presenter. He has partnered multiple times with voice luminary Catherine Fitzmaurice to train teachers of voice as well as voice students from all over the world. He has presented workshops at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, the Freedom and Focus International Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia and the Fitzmaurice Voicework Symposium in New York.
He is married to artist, photographer and writer Sarah Greenman. They are the proud parents of two sons, Walker and Charlie.
M.F.A. – Acting, University of California, Irvine, 1990
B.F.A. – Theatre, Pacific Lutheran University, 1987