Jeff Maynard has taught at Mirman School since 1999. Mr. Maynard earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) School of Theatre, Film, and Television.
He teaches Lower School Creative Dramatics classes for Room 3 through 5, and Theatre Arts for Upper School 1 through 4. Mr. Maynard directs the Upper School 3 Play, the Upper School 4 Musical, and the Room 5 Multi-Cultural plays.
Additionally, he serves on the Curriculum and Global Awareness Committees. An active member of the California State Thespian Society, he directs performances for their new works festival.
Professionally, Mr. Maynard has directed shows at The Powerhouse, Stella Adler and La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. He taught and directed for 20 years at French Woods Summer Theatre Festival in upstate New York.
As an actor, he appeared on stage in the first national tour of “Lost In Yonkers,” “Biloxi Blues,” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs” in Los Angeles; “Taking Stock” and “Enter Laughing” at The Gindhi Auditoirum at the American Jewish University; and is a founding member of Buffalo Nights Theatre Company where he has acted, directed, or produced over 17 shows.
Film and television work includes Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Diagnosis Murder, UHF, and the series Ferris Bueller. Mr. Maynard has studied under Larry Moss and The Atlantic Theatre Company, and David Mamet and Bill Macy.
Mr. Maynard teaches private acting classes and is married with three children.