Jack Clay Endowed Fellowship
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Professor Emeritus, Jack Clay, has generously established this fellowship to provide much needed financial assistance to MFA acting students. A distinguished member of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, Professor Clay headed our nationally-ranked Professional Actors Training Program from 1986-1991. Prior to his time at UW, Professor Clay led the PATP at Southern Methodist University for twenty years, bringing that program to national prominence. In his student years, Jack trained with such luminaries as Martha Graham, Lee Strasberg, Jacques Lecog, Arthur Lessac, Kristen Linklater and Marjorie Barstow. Mastering technique, style and substance, Jack's instruction emphasizes the use of body, voice, psyche and emotional life to tap into the spirituality of performance.