Yusef Seevers

Resident Artist

Yusef Seevers

(805) 928-7731 ext. 4160

PCPA (since 2018):  Martin Luther King, The Mountaintop (Interplay); Frederick Douglass, The Agitators (Interplay); Mark Antony, Julius Caesar; Sebastian, The Little Mermaid; Algernon Moncrieff, The Importance of Being Earnest; Cecco, Peter Pan; Will Shakespeare, Shakespeare in Love; Ensemble, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Other Theatres:  Trinity Shakespeare Festival (Fort Worth): Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet; Fabian, Twelfth Night; Greer Garson Theater (Dallas): Rosencrantz, Rosencrantz and Guildestern are dead…; Toby Belch, Twelfth Night; Candy Delany, And tell sad stories about the Deaths of Queens; Talbot, Mary Stuart; Mr. Morse, Hot L Baltimore; Orestes/Talthybius, Iphigenia in Aulis and Taurus; Dallas Theater Center, Annette Strauss Square: Orestes, Electra; Margo Jones Theater: Orgon, Tartuffe; Graham, Saint Jones of the Stock Yard; Doctor, Hypochondria; Greer Garson Theater (Santa Fe): Agwe, Once on this Island; Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors; Father/Choreographer, Spring Awakening; Belize, Angels in America; Gerante, Scapin; Directed by Jon Jory.

Film/TV:  National Heart Association Commercial; F.A.S.T.

Awards:  Bob Hope Award for excellence in Acting (Dallas), Best performance in a Play, Broadway World

Teaches:  2nd Year Movement/Voice

Other:  West African Dance teacher

Training:  Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theater, Santa Fe University of Art and Design; Masters of Fine Arts in Acting, Southern Methodist University

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching is always centered around the integration of The Body. I focus on aspects of the physical mechanism and breath working together to empower language and voice and creative expression. I use breathing techniques and physical awareness forms to deepen our experience of newly seeing & receiving the world and our impulses. My classes also focus on mindset and self-evolution of the creative process, how to adapt to who you want to be in 3,4,5 years after training. All of my classes are about cultivating your own physical-voice, how you speak to yourself to empower yourself to achieve what ever you desire, in or out of a play/scene.

It is a gift to create a space for young artists to define themselves and express who they want to be as they move forward. Everything that I teach is designed to expand who you already are and thus creating an opportunity for a choice moving forward, to decide who you want to be. It is my desire for all of my students to release the habit of repetition and duplication of others they see but rather to embrace the creation of self.