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

ONSITE: Act Natural: Rediscover the Play in Life
June 16 - 19, 2023

Rediscover the Play in Life Awaken your creativity and sense of aliveness and purpose in this unique workshop that blends actor-training techniques with Haven concepts of connection and relationship. Acting on stage requires the ability to call on different aspects of one’s personality and emotional life to tell the story with truth and clarity. This is something we all do in life: We play roles, put on different hats, and behave in specific ways in order to achieve our goals. Through scene work, improv, and body-centered techniques, you will connect with your inner resources in a directed and purposeful way.…