Tony-Nominated Actor Returns to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts


New Opportunities for Aspiring Actors to Study with Jere Shea

Tony Award-Nominated Actor and performance coach Jere Shea returns to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) for new classes this winter. Shea has trained and advised actors from Broadway to Boston for more than two decades, conducting workshops, master classes, lectures, and coaching sessions for groups and individuals at all levels. Aspiring and professional actors are encouraged to join his two-day Monologue/Audition Workshop, Jan. 9 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, or his new six-week Scene Study Class running Jan. 23 to March 5, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Shea will also be available for private coaching services through the HCA. All classes take place on Saturdays at 98 Hayden Rowe St. (Rt. 85) in Hopkinton, MA. To register, visit or call (508) 435.9222 for more information.

Boston native Jere Shea is a classically trained actor, who has starred on Broadway in “Guys and Dolls,” “Damn Yankees” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Passion” (Theater World Award, Tony Award Nomination, Drama Desk Nomination). He also has several film and TV credits, including a role in the Boston based feature film “Southie” (1998) with Donnie Wahlberg, Will Arnett, and Anne Meara.  Shea has served on the faculties of Emerson College and the College of the Holy Cross, lectured at Boston College, and led performance workshops throughout the Greater Boston area.

Shea trained at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program, Stanislavski’s Moscow Art Theatre School and Ireland’s national Abbey Theatre in Dublin. An accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist, he performs in venues across New England. Shea can be heard on the Grammy Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Passion” (Producer Phil Ramone).


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