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Ms. Jeana Whitaker

Theatre Director

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Bio

Jeana Whitaker was born in Jackson, California but has lived all over the United States and in Italy. After earning her Bachelor's Degree in 1991, she went on to teach a variety of classes, coach state champion Speech and Debate teams and direct award-winning theatrical productions. Continuing to follow her love of performing arts, Ms. Whitaker worked in professional theatre, television and film, including work for HBO, Granada Films, ESPN, Entertainment Tonight, Rocky Mountain Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company. Additionally, she created and ran an award-winning community theatre company in Phoenix and she earned her Master's Degree in Theatre Education from Prescott College in 2001. However, her greatest joy is teaching students; whether they are learning how to analyze literature, make their stage debut, or discover new things about themselves and the world around them (even when they think they already know everything).

In her spare time, Ms. Whitaker can be found writing screenplays and novels and traveling whenever possible.

Education

Prescott College
Prescott, Arizona
Master of Arts, 2001
Theatre Education

Job History

Mesa Public Schools
Theater Teacher
July 2013 - present

J-Dub Productions
Independent Writer, Director, Producer and Teacher
August 2011 - present

Arizona Theatre Company
Education Manager, Tucson
November 2010 - September 2011

Children's Theatre of Winston-Salem
Artistic Director
August 2009 - June 2010

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids
Director of Children's Theatre Camp
May 2009 - July 2009

North Valley Playhouse
Producing Artistic Director
January 2002 - June 2008

Deer Valley School District
Teacher
August 2006 - January 2008