John Faro Terry
2052 E. 4500 S.
Holladay, UT 84117
MFA Performance 2018
University of Georgia, Georgia
Thesis Title: The Life of Ben: The Role of Ben in Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit
Committee: George Contini, T. Anthony Marotta, Kristin Kundert, and John Patrick Bray
BFA Actor Training Program 2012
University of Utah, Utah
AAS in Mill Maintenance Technology 1999
Great Basin College, Nevada
Academic Teaching Experience
Lecturer University of Georgia 2018-2019
Taught three sections of acting for the camera: 3600,5570, 7570. Undergraduate and Graduate students.
Created a safe environment for students to support one another and work outside their normal zones of confidence.
Planned lectures discussing the film, television, commercial, and internet business for the actor.
Organized and designed exercises and projects specifically for learning and practicing the techniques needed to be a successful story teller on camera using techniques from Michael Caine, Sanford Meisner, and Konstantin Stanislavski.
Arranged prominent guest artist and speakers to lecture and work with each class.
Graduate Assistant University of Georgia 2015-2018
Taught two sections of Introduction to Theatre: 2010.
Planned lectures discussing the history of theatre, fundamental acting principals, assigned plays, theories of acting including the techniques of Konstantin Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, Kristin Linklater, and Anne Bogart.
Facilitated exercises to assist students in the creation of characters for assigned monologues and scenes.
Taught four sections of Acting on Camera, 3600.
Planned lectures discussing the film, television, commercial, and internet business for the actor.
Organized and designed exercises and projects specifically for learning and practicing the techniques needed to be a successful story teller on camera.
Graduate Assistant for Stage Combat: 5580.
Assisted the professor in creating a safe environment for the students to learn the fundamentals of fight choreography.
Supervised the students as they learned the proper foot work and handling of themselves and weaponry such as the quarter staff and rapier.
Graduate Teaching Assistant UGA London Study Abroad Program 2017
Six-week course in residence in London. Responsible for aiding the program director in maintaining the safety, security, health, and a productive learning environment for the students on the trip.
Teaching Assistant University of Utah 2010-2012
Assisted in one section of Movement for the Actor: 2240
Assisted the professor in creating a safe and creative environment for the students.
Assisted in the instruction and demonstration of techniques in the fundamentals of ballet, View Points, Laban, and Jacques Lecoq.
Assisted in one section of Movement for the Actor: 2250
Assisted the professor in the maintenance and care of the masks and costumes.
Assisted in the instruction and demonstration of techniques used in Commedia Dell’ Arte, Balinese Mask, Noh and Kabuki Theatre.
Assisted in one section of Movement for the Actor: 4250
Assisted the professor in maintaining an environment conducive to creativity and productive risk.
Assisted the professor in the instruction and demonstration of Butoh and devised a play for the students to assist in devising and performing.
Producer of the University of Georgia 24 Hour Play Festival 2016-2017
Originated a festival that allowed students, Graduate and under Graduate, to write, direct, and act in new works. The festival gave the participants experience in collaborating with their peers to produce and perform a new play within 24 hours.
Camp Director Athens Little Playhouse 2019
Director of day to day camp functions and the final performance of a devised children’s performance for children ages 4-12
Organized the daily schedule of activities for the children and counselors
Developed the children’s understanding of relationships to one another, space, and text using games and activities
Devised a new play with the children utilizing there learning throughout the week
Assistant Workshop Presenter Michael Chekhov Workshop 2019
Assisted George Contini in teaching the interns at Aurora Theatre certain techniques of Chekhov
Polarity – In any true piece of art, the beginning and end are polar in principle.
Atmospheres – Every landscape, street, house, room, spring, winter, noisy restaurant, etc. can be described with one permeating adjective which is the atmosphere of place and time.
Qualities of Movement – Molding, Flowing, Flying/Floating, Radiating
Psychological Gestures – A movement or action that gives will power a direction or inclination and awakens a definite desire.
Workshop Presenter Florida State Junior Thespians 2020
Creating a Physical Character
Michael Chekhov’s exploration of the grotesque as a way to better understand observation techniques of ourselves and others
Clown Techniques for developing a physical body
Nurturing the Natural Impulse
Sanford Meisner techniques using listen and respond in repetition exercises
Kristin Linklater techniques for harnessing the natural breath
Directing and Choreography
Young Frankenstein Co-Director with George Contini University of Georgia
Virtue—Stage Reading Director The Julliard School, NYC
The Encampment of Dr. Moreau Co-Dir./Chor./Puppeteer The Orlando Fringe Festival
Henry IV Part I Technical Director Salt Lake Shakespeare Fest., UT
Noir Desir Dir./Chor./Writer University of Utah
Average Ordinary Incredible Stunt-Coordinator University of Georgia
Workshops and Training
Intimacy Direction 2019
Daniel Granke, an introduction into the principles and practices of intimacy direction through Intimacy Directors International.
T. Anthony Marotta, a one-on-one tutorial about building and operating puppets.
Underbelly Festival, South Bank, London—lighting, sound, and stagecraft.
Michael Toomey, workshop on the fundamentals of creating and performing the clown within our own humanity.
Stage Combat 2015
Michael Toomey, an intensive on the safety and story-telling craft of fight choreography.
Shakespeare & Company 2014
A month long intensive including the teachings of Kristin Linklater, Tina Packard, Stage Combat, Analyzing Shakespeare, Movement, Alexander Technique, Scene Study.
Sensei Jerry Gardner, disciple of Kazuo Ohno, and Ichiro, disciple of Hijikata, the history, style, choreography, and performance of the Japanese performance discipline.
Musical Theatre Training 2010-2011
David and Shalee Schmidt of GottaSing Vocal Studio and the University of Utah, techniques and craft of musical theatre.
Awards and Recognitions
Best Drama Award for The Encampment of Dr. Moreau, The Orlando Fringe Festival 2018
Fringe of the Fringe Award for The Encampment of Dr. Moreau, Orlando Fringe Fest. 2018
Sell Out Show Award for The Encampment of Dr. Moreau, Orlando Fringe Fest. 2018
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, The University of Georgia 2017
Best Improvised Performance for The Rocky Horror Show, Salt Lake City City Weekly 2010
Best Actor Nomination for Une Saison en Enfer, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) 2009
Best Actor Nomination for Mercy Seat, KCACTF 2009
Best Actor Nomination for The Pillowman, KCACTF 2008
New York/Regional Theatre
The Crucible Herrick/Danforth The Connelly Theatre/Bedlam
Clybourne Park Russ/Dan Marietta Thea on The Sq.
The Encampment of Dr. Moreau Puppeteer Orlando Fringe Festival
Zoom!Pow!Smash! Dir./Narrator Atlanta Fringe Festival
Old Haunts (World Premiere) Stephen Robert Moss Theatre
King Lear Kent Hubbard Hall
The Orphan The Figure The Tank Theatre *Special Direction by David Rabe
Proposals Ray The Neil Simon Festival
The Goodbye Girl (Musical) Ensemble The Neil Simon Festival
The Odd Couple Oscar The Neil Simon Festival
The Odd Couple Oscar The Egyptian Theatre
Henry IV Part I Hotspur Salt Lake Shakespeare Festival
Midway Ensemble Sugar Space
Hamlet First Sailor&U/S Horatio Pioneer Theatre
The Bakkhai Messenger Utah Greek Theatre Festival
Searching for David’s Heart A. Weiss/J.Paul Shalom Theatre
Helen Theoclymenus Utah Greek Festival
Much Ado About Nothing Dogberry Silver Stage Players
A Christmas Carol Fred/Ghost of Present/Cratchet Western Folk Life Center
Ceratopsian Show Puppeteer Utah Museum of Natural History
Creative Work at Universities and Colleges
Detroit Ben University of Georgia
Animal Farm Napoleon/Ensemble University of Georgia
Always (K)new Deviser/Actor/Choreographer University of Georgia
Titus Andronicus Titus University of Georgia
Jane Eyre Rochester University of Georgia
Kitty Kitty Kitty Kitty 4 University of Georgia
The New Play Festival Lead University of Georgia
Virtue (World Premiere) Dir./Volmar University of Georgia
You Can’t Take It With You Grandpa University of Georgia
The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge S. Rothschild Great Basin College, NV
Desir Co-Dir./Actor University of Utah
Macbeth Macbeth University of Utah
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Judas University of Utah
The Rocky Horror Show Dr. Frank N Furter University of Utah
Une Saison en Enfer Paul Verlaine University of Utah
Mercy Seat Ben University of Utah
The Pillowman Ariel University of Utah
Notes on a Sunday (World Premiere) Grandpa University of Utah
The Cripple of Inishmaan Babbybobby University of Utah
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Danny Great Basin College, NV
Waiting for Godot Vladimir Great Basin College, NV
The Reluctant Doctor Sgnarelle Great Basin College, NV
West Side Story Diesel Great Basin College, NV
A Comedy of Errors Antipholus of Ephesus Great Basin College, NV
Oklahoma Dream Curly Great Basin College, NV
The Seagull Trigorin Great Basin College, NV
The Phantom Toll Booth Lethargarian/Din/Jester Great Basin College, NV
Romeo and Juliet Benvolio Great Basin College, NV
Average Ordinary Incredible Supporting University of Georgia
Dream Film Supporting University of Georgia
I’m Here For You Lead New York University
Everything But The Kitchen Sink Featured New York Film Academy
Crew Featured Gamble Production
Show Me a Hero Featured Extra HBO
The Solution Lead Troubador Productions
Aria Phone App Lead Brut Squad
Veteran’s Day Lead Spy Hop Productions
Dawn of Madness Lead Brut Squad
Reue Lead Ridge Line Creative
Z Lead Independent Production
Actor's Equity Association