Jesse Hinson

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Instructor of Theater

Jesse Hinson is an instructor of theater specializing in contemporary theater. Hinson is an educator, actor, and violence designer originally from Gainesville, Florida. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, he has acted professionally at numerous regional theaters, including New Repertory Theatre, the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Georgia Shakespeare, and Actors’ Shakespeare Project, where he is a member of the Resident Acting Company. Recent productions include The Winter’s Tale, Henry VI Part 2, Morality Play, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Pericles, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Holiday Memories, The Whipping Man, Seminar, Miracle on 34th Street, The Puppetmaster of Lodz, Moonchildren, Macbeth, and The Einstein Project.

A practitioner of the Suzuki method of actor training, Hinson has trained with the Pacific Performance Project, Brandeis University, and Berkshire Theatre Group. He continues to hone and develop the training by infusing elements of modern dance, Alexander Technique, Stanislavski theory, and the Viewpoints technique in order to maximize its effectiveness for Western actors. Hinson holds a black belt in Wado Ryu karate and is a two-time Florida state champion. He is certified by the Society of American Fight Directors and regularly collaborates with theater companies to build moments of staged violence that are both impactful for audiences and safe for actors.

He earned his B.A. in theater from Oglethorpe University and an M.F.A. in acting from Brandeis University, where he also served on the faculty following his graduation. He has also been a guest teacher at such schools as Boston University, Salem State University, Concord Academy, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, and the American Repertory Theater’s MXAT program at Harvard University. Hinson is an assistant teaching professor at Northeastern University in the College of Arts, Media and Design, where he teaches courses in acting, movement, improvisation, and voice.