A hub for musings and meditations on humans, theatre, acting and actor training, classes I teach, and more

Welcome to Thought bubbles by me, Jeffrey Puukka. Acting teacher, theatre director, drinker of coffee, working and daydreaming in the pacific northwest. Beginning in March of 2021, I’ll be initiating this newsletter as a hub for musings and meditations about humans, acting and actor training, classes I teach, and more.

For those of you who’ve participated in my workshops like The Monday Night Acting Lab before, this may be a way for you to keep in touch and stay part of the evolving community. Or if we haven’t collaborated yet, this may be a way for you to learn more about me.

I have always enjoyed writing. Like everyone, sometimes I have hunches, observations or reactions that I wish I could share, but feel too casual for long form writing. They have no place to go… So, I’ll put them here.

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Peace to you, your head, and your heart.

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Jeffrey Puukka is a theatre director and acting teacher living and working in the Pacific Northwest.  Favorite projects from his directorial body of work over the last 20 years include Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Polly Teale’s Mermaid, David Adjmi’s Elective Affinities which opened in Portland OR, before touring the Edinburgh Fringe and Cambodia, as well as his own adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Women of Troy after Euripides’ tragedies The Trojan Women and Hecuba

Jeffrey is curious and passionate about actor training, and has mentored actors ranging eight to eighty years of age.  Jeffrey initiated and facilitates The Monday Night Acting Lab, originally sponsored and hosted by Mt. Hood Community College, and has guest-lectured at Washington State University.  Jeffrey has collaborated frequently as an acting instructor for Metropolitan Performing Arts in Vancouver WA since 2017, and an interpretive speaking coach for Sam Barlow High School’s nationally recognized Speech and Debate program, since 2004.

Jeffrey accepts appointments for 1:1 coaching for audition preparation, text analysis, Shakespeare, speaking, and more.  You can reach out to inquire or book sessions via the appointment scheduler.

In the meantime, tell your friends!