MCT | FILM ACTORS LAB STAFF
GUEST INSTRUCTORS | ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
Douglas Stewart, M. Ed | SAG-AFTRA | AEA
MTC Producing Artistic Director/Film Actors Lab Instructor
Douglas Stewart is an accomplished producer, director, presentation trainer, writer, actor, dancer, and voice-over talent. He has over 100 professional theater and dance productions to his credit. He has appeared in many leading roles onstage including Talk Radio, Fool for Love, Season's Greetings, A Life in the Theater, Harvey, A Christmas Carol, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, El Gesticulador, and most recently at MTC's production of The Booby Trap at FUSION's Cell Theatre. In 2022, he appeared in The Seven, FUSION ‘s short works festival. His theater directing credits include The Booby Trap, Thom Pain, The Weir, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bleacher Bums, Greater Tuna, Talk Radio, Waiting for Lefty, Charlotte’s Web, A Christmas Carol, The Rivals, and Earth Day Rocks! His feature films include featured roles in Rust, Lightning Jack, Cold Feet, If You Could Say It In Words, and What About You? On TV, he has appeared as a dancer in Dallas, and co-starring roles in Lazarus Man, and Unsolved Mysteries. Stewart has numerous national & regional commercials, industrial films/corporate videos, and voiceovers to his credit including principal roles for Hyundai Motors, Lone Star Beer, Showbiz & Chuck E' Cheese Pizza, Walmart, Texas Instruments, Miller Brewing Company, Eastman Kodak, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Bounce Fabric Softener, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. Doug was a national spokesman for Mary Kay Cosmetics for several years. Many of Stewart's students have appeared on the stage and in feature film, network television shows, and national-regional television commercials.
As a dancer, Stewart performed in many of the world's most famous full-length ballets as a company member of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Dallas Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and, recently, with the Continental Ballet in Bloomington, Minnesota. His acting ability lead him to perform numerous character roles in dance such as Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker (Dallas Ballet), Dr. Coppelius and The Burgermeister in Coppelia (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre), and King Fortinbras in Sleeping Beauty (Continental Ballet).
Douglas holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University/Portland and a BA in Dance from Point Park College. He completed his graduate degree studies in the M.A. Theatre Directing program at the University of New Mexico. Stewart has been a member SAG-AFTRA since 1986. He has served on SAG-AFTRA boards in Texas and New Mexico. Douglas continues to own and operate a successful presentation skills and proposal development company catering to the Federal and State government contracting community, now entering its 30th year!
Dave Bean (SAG-AFTRA, AEA) is an award-winning director/writer/producer/actor who has been working on-set since 1987. As a director/producer, his film Footsteps, an emotional family and military drama, won numerous awards across the U.S., while other projects he developed, such as Last of the Bad Ones and Incoming have achieved international recognition. In addition, Dave served as showrunner for the episodic drama Mrs. Fitzgerald Is Missing (Amazon Prime), which he wrote, directed and co-starred.
As an actor, Dave Bean was nominated for a Geoffrey Award for his performance on-stage as Melvin Wilder in The Diviners at the Morgan-Wixson Playhouse in Santa Monica, California. On-screen, he has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including Starlet (directed by Sean Baker), Shooting the Warwicks & Psycho Cop 2 (both directed by Adam Rifkin), as well as projects such as Moneyball and Modern Family.
Dave attended The Beverly Hills Playhouse, Antaeus Theatre Academy, SAG-AFTRA Conservatory at AFI and Film Industry Workshops (FIWI) at CBS/MTM Studios (now CBS/Radford). After more than 35 years in Los Angeles, he recently relocated to New Mexico.
Jason Connelly (SAG-AFTRA) was born and raised in the Seattle, WA community of Ballard. Jason studied in the conservatory acting program at Cornish College of the Arts, receiving his BFA in Acting. Jason is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has performed in various stage, commercial, television, and film productions in the Seattle area before making his move to the Land of Enchantment with his lovely, and always supportive wife, Julie.
Jason was a founding member of Stepping Stone Productions Theatre in Seattle and core cast member for The Piccoli Children’s Theatre for four years. Most recently, he was executive producer, casting director, and acting coach on the feature film They Reach, which has received wide acclaim.
Jamie H. Jung (SAG-AFTRA) is an award-winning Anglo-American actor, writer, and producer. His acting credits include El Rey Network's Rebel Without a Crew: The Series, Amazon's Them, and The CW's Roswell New Mexico as well as high-profile commercials for US Eagle, GEICO, eHarmony, and Bud Light. Jamie trained at the University of London and as part of the three-year Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. He studied writing as part of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers' Programme after which he produced the original full-length play Preacher Man on 42nd Street. He is currently developing a television pilot through Stowe Story Labs. Jamie continues to act, write and is a local film producer at First Eye Films in Albuquerque, New Mexico.