Faculty Member

Jane Geesman

Jane Geesman MFA has over 40 years’ experience as an actor (onstage and on film), director and teacher, and has trained and/or led programs at The Haven since 1993. In 2001 she and Sarah Lucht developed Act Natural, a workshop that uses a blend of actor-training and personal-development concepts to explore communication,  creativity, and the obstacles within ourselves that stop us from fully expressing who we are and what we want.  Jane has a reputation for creating a safe, fun, and lively environment for people interested in developing their presence, confidence, and creative impulses, both professionally and personally.

Events with Jane Geesman

Act Natural: Rediscover the Play in Life
November 8 - 11, 2024

Rediscover the Play in Life Connect with your creativity, purpose, and sense of aliveness in this unique workshop that blends actor-training techniques with Haven concepts of connection and relationship. Act Natural is based on our belief that access to one’s unique emotional life and authentic energy is the richest foundation for creativity, honest expression, and passionate living – onstage and off. Accessing these inner resources can be inhibited by physical tension and limiting beliefs developed over a lifetime that can compromise our ability to fully connect and communicate. The Act Natural process includes actor-training and body-centered experiences to explore self-expression…