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Jeff Wallach - Director

“Once in awhile, there's stuff that makes me say, that's what theatre's about. It has to be a human event on the stage, and that doesn't happen very often.”     - Uta Hagen
“An ounce of behavior is worth a pound of words.”   - Sanford Meisner
“Just ‘be’”.   - Milton Katselas
Celebrating 3 decades as an actor/director/choreographer/producer/educator, Jeff is honored to be bringing Curtain Call Youth Theatre back to where it started…the Conejo Valley.  Having trained with and/or mentored by some of Broadway greats and movie and t.v. legends (Annette Cardona, Jaime Rogers, Gary Imhoff, Toni Kaye, the people of the Los Angeles Music Center and the Beverly Hills Playhouse), Jeff brings his unique style of educational directing to the rehearsal process which brings to life a theatrical experience full of emotion, energy, and realness.  
As a shy young teen, Jeff was told by a teacher to “get out of his shell” by volunteering at the local neighborhood community theatre.  This was in 1984 and he hasn’t stopped since.   Having been involved in over 300 productions throughout Southern California, primarily in the Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, Jeff has worked in almost every theatrical medium from Shakespeare to Sondheim, Melodrama to Mozart (and almost everything in-between).   Jeff continues to work, professionally, as a director/choreographer/educator (most recently) as the Festival Choreographer for the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company and Guest Choreographer for California Lutheran University.  In the past, Jeff has also worked as a guest choreographer and director for many high schools within the Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, Moorpark and Ventura Colleges, as well as many professional and local companies throughout the area.
Jeff is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the California Educational Theatre Association, the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG/AFTRA),  and is a former member of Actors Equity Association.
Currently, Jeff is enjoying his recent role as a “late in life” student, pursuing his B.A in Performing Arts from the LEAP Program out of St. Mary’s College.  Then, it’s on to his M.A.  
Stay tuned.
“The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.”
                                                                                                                                    - Stella Adler