“With sensitivity, grace and wit,
Gai Jones created a space for our
seniors' voices to be heard,
and our community is
so much richer for it.”

Elizabeth Rosengren
Artistic Director - Theater 150
  Gai Jones    
   

Contact Information    
Message Line: 805 640 6472                                                   
Cell Phone: 805 630 9017                     
e-Mail: gaijones@ix.netcom.com
AFTRA
Height: 5'7"   Weight: 165   Hair: Dishwasher Blonde Eyes: Hazel
FILM

THEATRE
Partial
List
OCW HOUR

MIRACLE WORKER
AS YOU LIKE IT
PETER PAN
BUS STOP
THE HEIRESS SUMMER/SMOKE
Sr. Readers Theatre
250 Productions

ComedySportz/Mime
Host

Annie Sullivan
Adam
Lost Boy
Cherie
Catherine
Alma
Performer
Director/
Technical
Director
OCW Studios

OCW Theater
OCW Theater
OCW Theater
OCW Theater
OCW Theater
OCW Theater
Ventura
SO CA

The Gai Jones Theater

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TRAINING Michael Donovan Commercial Intensive
Tom Carnes Commercial Intensive
Patrick Feren The Actor’s Bootcamp
Tepper Gallegos
Comedy Sportz-LA…James Thomas Bailey
BA in Speech/Drama
MA Theatre
Lifetime Standard Teaching Credential
Experiential Psychodrama…UCI
Directing for TV…………...UCLA
Acting….NYU, A.C.T, U.S.C, Roosevelt U.

SPECIAL
SKILLS

Theatre Educator
CYA
CA Youth in Theatre
Virtual Theatre
Sage To Stage
Faculty Talent/Films LAMDA
Consultant
   
Educator
Director
Founder
Teacher
Creator
Director
Director
Theatre
Education


38 years
Fullerton College
Sacramento
Camp Bravo
Sr. Theatre
El Dorado Theater SO. CALIF
U.S.A

     

National Workshop Leader on Ensemble Building for Cast/Class; Volunteer Reader for READING FOR BLIND; Certified Pet Therapy; Sr. Readers’ Theatre; CA Educational Theatre Association Past President; AATE, Legislative Action Committee-CAAE; Dream Interpretation Workshop Leader; Sew; Water Aerobics; Story Lady; Indy Film Lover; Past Girl Scout Leader-Soccer-Swim Mom; Mime; Gibberish; Accents: British, Southern, Texas; Theatre Textbook Writer; Educational Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee;  THE WORLD WHO’S WHO OF WOMEN; Proud Senior Citizen.
                       

Personal Information
October 9
Chickasha, Oklahoma

   
Employment  History/Work History/Academic Positions, 
Location, Title,Ages
Position Dates

Theatre Sages, Inc.

President 2008-present
Ventura College Community Education Instructor 2009-present
SETC and Iowa Speech/Drama Association, Guest Critic Adjudicator 2009
New Jersey Theatre Evaluator
for Exams
Reviewer 2008-present
Consultant, Textbook Author,
state, national, international
Workshop leader  

EdTA, AATE, Kansas, Oregon, Arizona, Alabama, CA Nevada, Colorado Washington, Arkansas Thespians
Senior Theatre League, Texas Educational Theatre Assoc.
LAUSD Theatre Consultant 

Guest Lecturer  
Pt. Hueneme School District Gate Drama Class, 8th grade students Workshop director 2007
Theater 150-Summer Theatre Elementary Workshop, grades
1st-4th
Workshop
director
2007-08
Donna Reed Festival, Dennison, Iowa, high school and
PDI teachers
Instructor 2007-08
Southern Oregon University, Theatre Dept. Masterís Students Evaluator 2006
Theater 150-Professional Theater, adult equity actors,
New Plays Series
Producer 2005-08
Ventura Senior Readers Theatre, performer for elementary age Director
/Actor
2002-08
Camp Bravo-, Angeles Oaks, CA, high school Instructor 1995-08
Elite Theater, Oxnard, CA Theatre for Youth Director 2007-08
Ojai Art Center Theater,
Childrenís Theatre, grades 1st-8th
Director
/Producer
2005-08
Ojai Art Center Theater,
multi ages acting
Teacher 2007-08
Theater 150-Sage to Stage,
senior citizens workshop
Instructor 2003-08
CA State University, Channel Islands, Osher Institute, senior citizens Instructor 2007-08
CA State University, East Bay, Theatre educators Associate Professor 2004-08
Ojai Performing Arts Theatre Academy, elementary-high school Interim
Director
2004-06
Nordhoff High School Theatre Dept., high school, Ojai, CA Director 2005
Fullerton College Theatre Dept., Introduction to Theatre Arts, College Instructor 2000-01
El Dorado High School, Gai Jones Theater, Placentia, CA Instructor
/Director
P.A. Chair
Master Teacher
Curriculum Write
1968-02
1980-86
1875-02
1980-02
Fullerton College Theatre Dept. Youth Theatre Conservatory,
grades 5-8
Director 1980-90
Hacienda/La Puente Creative Dramatics, elementary Teacher 1980-85
Wilshire Junior High School, Fullerton, CA Instructor
/Director
1964-68
Oklahoma/Texas Girl Scouts, elementary-high school Camp
Counselor
1960-64
Oklahoma College for Women, Theatre Dept. Tech Employee 1960-64
Disneyland Sales, public Sales 1966
OCW, Bookstore Sales 1960-62
OCW, Theatre Dept,
college-instructors
Secretary 1962-64
OCW, Theatre Dept.
Childrenís Theatre
Director 1960-64
     
Education    
Chickasha High School Diploma Chickasha, OK 1960
Oklahoma College for Women BA In Speech/Drama Chickasha, OK 1964
CSU Fullerton MA in Theatre Fullerton, CA 1968
Certifications and Accreditations
Junior High Teaching Credential
Life Time Standard Secondary Credential
Administrative Credential

Research and Training
EdTA Leadership Summit
AATE Leadership Institute
Stop Gap Theatre
USC Theatre of the Oppressed
A.C.T. Summer Theatre Institute
NYU Summer Theatre Institute
UCLA Directing
Roosevelt Summer Theatre Institute
UCI Experiential Psycho Drama
Commercial Intensives: Carolyne Barry, Michael Donovan
Voice Over Classes/Demo
The Actor’s Bootcamp
ComedySportz
Kalmenson and Kalmenson Voice Over

Professional Memberships
AFTRA 2002-present
EdTA member since 1968, Thespian Director, Senior Theatre League, Professional Member, Past Territorial Director/Past Regional Director
AATE Member, CA Representative
Americans for the Arts
CA Educational Theatre Association, member, membership V.P, Past President
CA Thespians, Ex Trustee, VP membership, past Director
CA Teachers Association
CAAE board member
CSUF Alumni Association
Daughters of the American Revolution
Drama Teachers Associations of So. CA, Member, Membership Secretary
Girl Scouts of America
Grady County Historical Society
Legislative Action Committee,
National Educational Association
Order of the Eastern Star
Parent Teacher Student Association
USAO Alumni Association
Zeta Phi Eta
EdTA international board 2010-2013

Awards
Black Box Theater renamed GAI JONES THEATER, El Dorado H.S. Placentia, CA 2002;
The World’s Who’s Who of Women; Secondary Educators of America; Young Educators of America, CAAE Leader in Theatre Education; Stage Directions-Leaders in America; Outstanding Arts Educator, Orange County; CETA Outstanding Educator/Life time Achievement Award; CA State Thespians Hall of Fame; EdTA Hall of Fame; CETA South Distinguished Service; CETA South Secondary Teacher; Theatre in out Schools national award, AATE; PTSA El Dorado Service Member; EDHS Faculty Member of the year; CA Youth in Theatre Founder-CETA Award for Outstanding State Project, Drama Teachers Association of SO CA Life Achievement, Honored on the Floor of the CA State Senate for CA Youth in Theatre Education Advocacy; Women In Theatre (W.I.T) LA award for women in education

Publications
Secondary Schools of Theatre Association “Shop Talk”
EdTA “Teaching Theatre”
AATE “Stage and School”
AATE Guest Editor and contributor “Stage of the Art”
Theatre Arts Curriculum, grades s7-12
LA TIMES
BACKSTAGE WEST
DRAMALOGUE
STAGE DIRECTIONS
CETA News Journal
CETA Position Paper 2007
Sage to Stage Curriculum, senior citizen
Osher Institute Curriculum, CSU, Channel Islands
CSU, East Bay, Curriculum professional developments
www.dramaeducation.com

Books
Lecture and Demonstrations of Six Styles of Oral Interpretation, MA Thesis Project, 1968
RAISING THE CURTAIN, Activities for the Theatre Arts Classroom, Perfection Learning 2006
Break A Leg, Tips for The Theatre Educator, self-published, 2008

Interests and Volunteer Positions *Present
Dames to Duchesses Executive Producer and Actor, touring group of 5 professional older actresses
Working with Robin Lithgow on AP Theatre Test advocacy
CA Youth in Theatre Founder, sponsored over 2000 student performances for CA legislators,
1997-08
UUVC Theatre Director
DeBenneville Pines Theatre Director
Ojai Library Reading Lady
S.T.A.R. Scholarship Contributor-CA Thespians
Gai Jones Scholarship Founder, EDHS
Theatre 150 Off the Page actor, director
OPATA Education Advisory Board
Theater 150 Advisory Board
Recording for the Blind, Santa Barbara,
Pet Assistant Therapy   
Ojai Art Center Theatre Branch, Artistic Committee, Executive Branch
Ojai Performing Arts League
Ojai Film Festival
Ojai Shakespeare Festival
Ojai Film Society
Ojai Educational Foundation Guest Presenter
Ojai Women’s Club Presenter
Consultant CA Alliance of Arts Education working with Lobbyist and Policy Director
on Theatre credential

Past Volunteer Positions
Dramatics Consultant; Swim Team Booster Member-high school-university; Room Mother; Asst Brownie Leader; Soccer Mom; Director EDHS Faculty/Staff Talent Show and Film.

Skills
Computing; Access Databases; Networking; Emailing; Membership Databases; Job and Materials Databases; Judges for Theatre Youth Festival Coordinator for 800 professional judges;  Virtual Theatre Creator; Sage to Stage Founder/Curriculum writer; Consulting; Story Lady; Accents; Legislative Advocator, state/national;  Networking; Helping Theatre educators; Commercial actress; Voice Over Talent; Director; Producer; National Workshop Leader on Ensemble Based Theatre Education