John Frey - Biography

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Interview with John Frey on the Meisner Technique 2009 

John Frey studied acting with Prof. William Esper and is a graduate of the William Esper Studio NYC (Meisner Technique). He has worked as an actor in theater, film and television for the past 20 years. He has also taught acting, directed theater plays and written screenplays that have been produced. He founded the John Frey Studio for Actors in Lisbon, Portugal in 2009. He has trained actors in Lisbon, Copenhagen and New York City since 2001.

Some of John's work as an actor include: In theater (NYC) Tennessee Williams's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "27 Wagons Full of Cotton," August Strindberg's "Miss Julie," John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" and "Bruce Nauman Retrospective" written and directed by Tate Award winner Mark Wallinger.  Film acting credits include Michael Imperioli's "The Hungry Ghosts." "On the Run," "The Collection" and "The Lovebirds" directed by Bruno de Almeida. He also appeared in "Call Girl" directed by António Pedro Vasconcelos, "In Slow Motion" directed by Fernando Lopes and "Anja Murman's "15 Months in May" ( awarded at the Festival of San Sebastian, Spain 1999).
In television, John acted in the series "Rescue Me" with Dennis Leary.

John has directed Tennessee Williams's play "Summer and Smoke" at the John Houseman Theater (NYC), William Mastrosimone's  "The Woolgatherer" at the Flamingo East Theater (NYC) and Wil Calhoun's  "Call it Clover" at Trilogy Theater (NYC).

John wrote the screenplay "The Lovebirds" (Lisbon, 2007) that won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2008 International Film Festival Ourense (Spain). "The Lovebirds" was also awarded the Jury First Prize Award for Best Film at the Fantasporto International Film Festival (Portugal). John co-wrote and acted in "The Collection", filmed in New York (2005). John also wrote and directed the film "Another Day" (Copenhagen, Denmark 2003). He recently co-wrote the feature film "Operation Autumn", based on the assassination of General Humberto Delgado, produced by Paul Branco and directed by Bruno de Almeida, filmed in March 2011.

John is currently writing the screenplay for a film by Bruno de Almeida in the celebration of Guimarães as European Capital of Culture 2012.

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