9620 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Jean has been working with kids and theater for nearly 25 years. After growing up in a youth theater that was a major part of her extracurricular activities, Jean felt the need to get her own children involved in theater. What started as a desire to present a school play through the PTA at her kids’ elementary school soon evolved into a regular program offering after school drama classes. Shortly thereafter YOUNG ACTORS’ THEATRE was born. Over the years, YAT has produced over 50 productions, and has seen hundreds of students train with us. Some directing favorites include: The Music Man, Beauty & the Beast, Seussical, Peter Pan, Legally Blonde, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Les Miserables, Ragtime, West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof. Jean is extremely grateful to her children, grandchildren and her husband for all of their ongoing support.
Wilfred is a California based artist finishing his M.A. in Theatre Arts focusing on K-12 Education at San Diego State University where he holds a B.A. in Theatre Performance: Acting and Musical Theatre. Wilfred trains at MCIT Studio (Meisner and Chekhov Acting technique). In addition to his work at Young Actor’s Theater, he works as a teaching artist with the California Center of the Arts, Playwright’s Project, and San Diego Junior Theatre. Past: CYT, COSA (guest artist), Chaparral High School, and the Sweetwater Union High School District. Wilfred actively engages in social justice centered work with Blindspot Collective and performs on various stages in San Diego. Upcoming performances: New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad (2019): Smokey Joe’s Café and Bella: An American Tall Tale. In 2017, Wilfred was in the original west coast cast of "O Wondrous Night" at SeaWorld San Diego. Other performance credits include Breakthrough Workshop Theatre, Playwright's Project, Coronado Playhouse, OnStage Playhouse, Patio Playhouse, and university stages at UCSD, SDSU, Southwestern College, and San Diego City College. Listen to him on Spotify and iTunes on the original cast recording of the musical The Things We Never Say featured on the track “Coronado Lights”.
Matt is a cantor and director of the Youth Choir at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, where he recently starred as Joseph in the SJC Drama Ministry's production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He is always thrilled to musically direct in YAT productions. He loves being able to work with such talented students. Previous shows include Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Bye Bye Birdie The Music Man, Mulan and The Jungle Book, jr.
Erik Mayuiers is happy to be working on YATs’ production of Aladdin, Jr., which is second show with YAT! Erik Mayuiers is a past alumni at Granite Hills High School, he has been in several shows such as John Lennon & Me, 12 Angry Jurors, Titus in The Curious Savage and Wilbur in Hairspray. Erik is also a phenomenal improvisational actor and hosts his own improv sessions with now a close group of friends. Erik graduated with accolades such as Best Male Actor, Best Minor Actor for Titus Savage, and an NYA nominee for his performance as Wilbur.