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JARROD YUSKAUSKAS
 
received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama's Professional Actor Training Program and his BA in Theatre from DeSales University. 


Jarrod recently served as Adjunct Faculty for Muhlenberg College and Lafayette College's theatre programs, directing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in October 2023 for the latter.
 
As an actor, he has performed with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (including Cassius in their touring production of “Julius Caesar”), two seasons with Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, BRAT Productions, Bucks County Playhouse, Media Theatre (“Annie” with Wanda Sykes), the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (including the title character in “Winnie the Pooh, the Musical” and as John Tarleton in Shaw’s “Misalliance”), and recently fulfilling a dream playing Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in "Murde
r in the Studio," at Cedar Crest College under the direction of JoAnn Wilchek Basist.  Summer 2022 found Jarrod onstage with Northampton Community College Summer Theatre as Rev. Moore in "Footloose," Sterling in "Jeffrey," and Nick Bottom in the Lehigh Valley premiere of "Something Rotten."

Autumn 2021 marked Jarrod's return to the Civic Theatre of Allentown's stage as Rooster Hannigan in "Annie."  Jarrod was last seen on stage at Civic in a reprise sold-out run of Joe Mantello's one-man stage adaptation of David Sedaris's "The Santa Land Diaries." Also at Civic: the titular role in "Young Frankenstein," for which he recieved an ABE Award as Best Actor in a Musical, Gomez Addams in their production "The Addams Family - The Musical," and John Wilkes Booth in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's "Assassins," which earned him a third ABE for Best Actor in a Musical. 

He was back to Civic for the 2023 Holiday Season, this time as Scrooge in their holiday tradition, "A Christ
mas Carol."
 
Summer 2019 found Jarrod onstage in Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's production "Anything Goes" as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh with Mia Scarpa (Dolly Levi in 2015, Mama Rose in 2016) and choreographed by renowned artist Shelley Oliver. Prior Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre performances: Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady," which earned him a fourth Best Actor ABE Award, their wildly successful production of “Hello, Dolly!” (as Horace Vandergelder - ABE Award, Best Actor in a Musical), as well as their "Gypsy" (Herbie), “Spamalot” (Sir Robin), "Crazy For You" starring Frankie Grande (Zangler), and "HMS Pinafore" (Sir Joseph Porter).  ​

Behind the scenes, he has taught for The Lesson Center, DeSales University Summer Theatre Institute, and Civic Theatre School in addition to serving as Choreographer for Philadelphia Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” Dialect Coach for the Muhlenberg College productions of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” "Street Scene," "The Miss Firecracker Contest," and "Pirates of Penzance" and productions at Civic Theatre and Lafayette College. 
 
He served for twelve years as Director of Theatre Arts at Moravian Academy, directing "Puffs!," "...Spelling Bee," "HMS Pinafore," "State Fair," "The Boy Friend," "An Ideal Husband," "Cymbeline," "Arcadia," "Into the Woods," “Man of La Mancha,” "Hello, Dolly!," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Twelfth Night" and Outstanding Production by a Smaller School Freddy Award winners  “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” "My Favorite Year," "Big Fish," and "Urinetown."  In the classroom, he has developed a five course theatre curriculum, including three levels of Actor Training and a course in Shakespeare Analysis and Performance (created and taught with Dr. Catherine Moore).  He also stepped onstage occasionally, including Prospero in the MA Theatre production of "The Tempest," directed by Dr. Catherine Moore.

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2010 - present
2010 - present

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