Jeffrey Heyer

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Jeff is a Screen Actors Guild Eligible veteran of eighty-odd entertainment industry employers and an Artistic Associate with The Western Stage at Hartnell College where he serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member. Jeff also freelances as actor, director, writer and consultant for other theaters, including the Actors Collective Media Entertainment, of which he is a co-founder with Nina Capriola.

Jeff studied theater at nine colleges and universities as well as with various coaches, along the way earning a BA in Drama from the University of California, Santa Cruz; and an A.A. in Theatre Arts with Honors at American River College, Sacramento.

A former Pacific Repertory Actor-in-Residence, Jeff’s roles there included the Ghost (Hamlet), Kipps (The Woman In Black), Prospero (The Tempest), John Honeyman (A Walk in the Woods), Falstaff (Henry IV Parts I & II), and King Henry VI (The Plantagenets trilogy). Appearances at The Western Stage included Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure and The Mask of Moriarty), Jonathan Brewster (Arsenic and Old Lace), and Max Prince (Laughter on the Twenty-Third Floor). For the Monterey Peninsula College he played the Ghost of John Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet. His favorite role was King Henry II in The Lion In Winter with Actors Collective.

Though he has written stories since childhood, scriptwriting began for Jeff in the Seventies with a small amateur movie company. He has since seen productions of his stage scripts at Pacific Repertory Theatre, The Western Stage, Actors Collective and a few other venues, as well as public readings at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. These scripts included carefully researched historical pieces, comedic Human Chessgames and adaptations of literary material from Steinbeck, Bradbury and Dickens into monologue format for The Western Stage’s Steinbeck Alive! and other programs.

His short story “The Black Crow Calls” won a Golden Oak Award for Best Short Story from DANAC, The Druid Academy Nomination Award Committee and appeared in “The Druids Egg,” the online organ of the Reformed Druids of Gaia. “Dead City,” “Severance,” “Tiwrnach’s Cave,” “Gladoens Knight of the Rock,” and Souterrain” appeared in Cover of Darkness (Sams Dot Publishing). “When the Road Calls Your Name” was read on the podcast Tales to Terrify. “The Man From The Sea” was published on the online magazine The WiFiles. Under a pseudonym he has also published a number of other short stories.

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