Jeffrey Bracco

Jeffrey Bracco teaches Directing, Dramaturgy, Critical Perspectives In Performance, Spectacle and Society, Shakespeare in Film, Theatre East/West and Introduction to Performance Collaboration. An alumnus of Santa Clara University Theatre and Dance Department, Jeffrey has worked as a director, actor, teacher and playwright in both the United States and Europe.

Besides directing two world premieres in Paris, Bonheur au bar du coin and Code 40 by playwright Patrice Scanu, he directed his own play, ShakesPod, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Bay Area directing credits include Oliver! and A Chorus Line at Broadway by the Bay, Les Liaison Dangereuses at Dragon Theatre, Million Dollar Quartet at Palo Alto Players and Green Day's American Idiot, M. Butterfly, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Santaland Diaries, The Three Musketeers and NINE, at City Lights Theatre Company. For his direction of NINE, Jeffrey was nominated for Best Director (Bay Area Theatre Critics).

As an actor, Jeffrey played Astrov in Uncle Vanya for Pear Theatre, Serge in Art, George in The Language Archive and Dr. Givings in In the Next Room at City Lights. He also created the role of Scott Hamilton in the Paris run of À la galerie, directed by Philippe Rondest (Comédie Française). His Film and TV roles include From Paris With Love and the French series Hard. Jeffrey has written several produced plays including Twainheart, ShakesPod and POE-Pourri. His play The Futurists! won 21 Annual New Works Festival at the Long Beach Playhouse. His most recent play is Truce: A Christmas Wish From the Great War, written with Kit Wilder. Jeffrey also collaborated with David Popalisky on Futurismo, an avant-garde dance-theatre creation and co-authored "Futurismo: Linking Past and Present Through an Artistic Aesthetic" which was published in the journal, Theatre Topics.

Jeffrey earned his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and also trained at the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris, France. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was Valedictorian of his class at Santa Clara University.