Fun House Theatre and Film is a one of a kind arts education and entertainment venture.
While most children’s’ arts organizations focus on merely exposing children to, or having them participate in the arts, this is not our goal. Created, developed and implemented solely by entertainment industry professionals, Fun House Theatre and Film provides an advanced educational foundation for the next generation of creative artists. With a curriculum of productions, classes, workshops and private lessons, through hands on experience, students of Fun House Theatre and Film will learn concepts, skills and techniques forming the basis for continued creative arts education and enabling an immediate proactive approach to working in the theatre and film industries today.
Although there are organizations providing youth with access to the performing arts, most if not all focus on a particular discipline, either stage or film. Virtually unexplored as well is education for youth covering the production side of the creative arts. The Fun House Theatre and Film approach is holistic, offering one of the most comprehensive approaches to a creative arts curriculum available to youth covering all aspects of stage performance, improvisation, technical theatre, acting for film, film production and writing for both the stage and screen.
Fun House Theatre and Film Students Benefit From
- - Exposure to various advanced acting methodologies for stage and film
- - Practical performance based experience across many disciplines in an audition only, professional environment
- Agent and Audition Coaching, Private Lessons and Video Submissions one on one with award winning entertainment industry professionals
- - A full range of offerings from performance based technique to writing and technical production for stage and film
Fun House Theatre and Film is entertainment-centric. Unlike the majority of children’s arts education organizations, a major goal of Fun House Theatre and Film is to produce competitively viable entertainment options for the public at large. Our award winning industry professionals and those we partner with enable Fun House Theatre and Film to produce unique offerings including first run plays written by popular playwrights, multimedia productions, film offerings and a variety of other options all held to the highest standards of professional quality and designed specifically not only to educate youth involved in them, but to entertain the public at large as professional quality stage and screen endeavors with mass appeal.
Founding Partner/Creative Director
Jeff Swearingen has been teaching acting to children for over 10 years and has had several of his original plays written for children produced. He has performed Improvisation with The Victims and Fun Grip performing regularly in Dallas, Austin and New York City. He has appeared in feature films, national commercials, web campaigns, short films as well as theatre and improv festivals all over the United States. He has been awarded several Best Actor awards for his stage work. Making children laugh is one of his favorite things in the world. Jeff Swearingen is represented by The Mary Collins Agency.
Bren Rapp is an entertainment marketing specialist with over a decade of experience creating, developing and marketing entertainment ventures including work on major motion pictures, national television, direct to DVD and pay per view events, Broadway productions and extensive work in high revenue sports. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from, and studied theatre at, the prestigious Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. She has also studied the Stanislavsky System and American Method Acting extensively at many institutions. Bren has performed in several theatrical productions, in national series television, local and national commercials and is a professional print model.
Elizabeth Evans is proud to be working for Fun House Theatre and Film, offering specialized instruction for young actresses as well as private lessons, audition coaching and intensive character development work . She has worked with several theatres including, Second Thought Theatre, Stage West, Teatro de la Rosa, Nouveau 27 and Audacity Lab. She is currently a company member of The Balanced Almond with The Ochre House Theatre. Elizabeth was recently named the Best Actress in Dallas, 2012 by The Dallas Observer and D Magazine's Editors Pick as Best Actress in Dallas, 2012. She has been teaching students elementary through high school aged, for almost four years. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Midwestern State University.