Deep Themed Actor & Character Development

Friday, 10 May 2019
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Rich and developed characters draw clients in, increasing client satisfaction and retention. Students will leave with handouts, worksheets, and a new fully developed character to add to their portfolio. Class is for beginner to intermediate actors and scene directors. NOTE: Students will be expected to work in groups, take notes, and physically move. Class Level: Beginner


David D. Jones & Doug Ouderkirk

David D. Jones - David is the owner of Creatures of the Night, a PDX based Haunt and has worked in the haunting industry since 1984. He has worked as a counselor, teacher, speaker, writer, actor, broker, and business consultant throughout the country and also served on multiple government, business, and non-profit organization boards. He has spent the last year studying and writing on graduate studies around therapeutic treatments rooted in trauma and fear. David draws upon an impressive knowledge of deep-themed story writing, therapeutic milieus, business, mythology, psychology, folklore, music, history, education, theatre, and technical craft to create successful haunts driven to providing an emotionally supportive process to the customer while maintaining impressive fiscal performance goals.
Doug Ouderkirk - Doug has been haunting enthusiast, designer and actor for over 25 years. (Even more if you count his childhood.) A professional architect and character actor for over 30 years, he has designed and built animatronic creatures, puppets and sets for haunted attractions. He haunts to raise money and donations for the Oregon Food Bank have been featured on KATU. He also enjoys creating characters that complement the backstory of a haunted attraction. He has worked with Creatures of the Night since 2016. You may see Doug as his alter ego “Dr D’Loco” roaming around the “13th Floor” at the West Coast Haunters Convention.