About Jason Fraser
Jason Fraser is a Toronto-based actor, director and instructor with a true passion for the creative process.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he began acting as a teenager in local theatre and film. At 19, he landed in New York City where he was accepted into the acclaimed Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, known worldwide for it’s acting method, the Meisner Technique. Jason worked closely and diligently with his instructors and developed a true love and passion for the raw workshop style technique.
Soon after graduating, he formed his own workshop to continue to develop his strengths as a session leader. From there he transitioned into directing for the stage, helping the Bridge Theatre Company launch it’s mandate to produce Canadian theatre in New York City, with the direction of Daniel Macivor’s “Never Swim Alone” and “This is a Play” in the winter of 2005.
Jason Returned to Canada to pursue his dream of opening his own Acting Studio. And in the spring of 2007, Fraser Studios opened in the City of Toronto with a mandate to bring more life to the acting community through the Meisner Technique. He has taught independently with the Toronto Academy of Acting for Film and Television, as well as with the New School of Drama under the close supervision of the school’s director, Tony Pearce.
Through his training and teaching, Jason brings a modern energy to what is a very traditional acting technique; one that he hopes will live forever. Acting truthfully through imaginary circumstances is the definition of acting, and Jason’s focus is to continue to introduce The Meisner technique to those who seek true and formidable training.
In addition to running his program and businesses, teaching students, training studio members, and talent scouting, Jason is also a loving husband to his beautiful wife, Victoria Fraser, and father to his two wonderful, chaotic sons.
Since his humble beginnings on the Danforth, Jason has grown Fraser Studios into one of Toronto's hottest workshop, casting and training studios. His mission is to bridge the gap between new, up and coming talent and industry pros of Toronto, so everyone gets a chance to be discovered under the spotlight.
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Private Actor Coaching
Casting Direction & Collaboration
Corporate Communication Training: The Art of Listening through Meisner