Jason Weiss

Executive Director

Jason Weiss

Jason Weiss is a highly regarded actor, director, writer and educator with over 20 years of professional experience. The majority of his professional career was spent in New York City as an actor and director, where his work was seen on some of the city’s most respected and influential stages, including: The Ford Center, The Cort Theatre, 2nd Stage, The Greenwich Street Playhouse, The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Minetta Lane Theatre, La MaMa Etc., The Abingdon Theatre, 29th Street Rep., and The Looking Glass Theatre. He has worked regionally at the Hippodrome, The Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Flat Rock Playhouse, and Princeton Rep.  Film and television work includes work on ABC, NBC, Discovery, Oxygen, MTV, Multiple Film Festivals and dozens of commercials and voice-overs.

He is the author of two full length plays, Enemy and Magiko, the former of which made its world premier at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it won the coveted Sickest of the Fringe award.

Throughout his career, Mr. Weiss has had the privilege to work with such theatrical luminaries as Harold Pinter, John Patrick Shanley, Frank Galati, Augusto Boal, Jerry Herman, Charles Strouse, Terry Schreiber, William Esper, and Michael Howard to name a few. These writers, directors, and teachers, along with the thousands of others with whom Mr. Weiss has had the pleasure to work over the years, have helped him forge a unique and trail blazing view on actor training. This vision for the future of acting lays the foundation for the Theatre of Arts program and is the driving force that makes TOA the most progressive and forward thinking acting school in Los Angels.

Mr. Weiss continues to be one of the most in-demand acting teachers and coaches in Los Angeles. His clients and students can regularly be seen on all major television networks, the big screen, and on stages around the world. He is the Founder and CEO of The Jason Weiss Studio, and the CEO of Dog House Entertainment, a thriving independent Film, Television and Theatrical production company. He is a member of two of the most highly acclaimed and successful theatre companies in Hollywood, The Blank Theatre Company and the Celebration Theatre Company, and is a proud member of  SAG/AFTRA & AEA. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in performance and pedagogy from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in performance from the University of Miami.