John has been in the industry for the better part of his life. He has worked successfully as an actor, director, published writer, playwright, story editor, casting director, acting teacher, and private coach across the country and around the globe.
At the age of 29, John became Artistic Director of the 65th Street Theater - "a theater of passion." With John's leadership, the theater produced American classics, as well as dozens of original pieces, winning him and the theater several accolades for direction and production.
In addition to running his theater and studio, John also co- created Casting Northwest, a casting company with Fern Orenstein - who is currently VP of Casting for CBS - together casting theatrical projects, commercials, VO, and print, while co-leading several talent searches in the Northwest for ABC Network.
In addition to his own casting, John also worked as a session director for some of the busiest casting offices in town, including Ava Shevitt, Danielle Eskinazi, Lisa Fields, Sheila Manning, and Laray Mayfield--to name a few. It was his years in casting that inspired his work in the Language of the Face. It was during this time that he realized that the hardest thing for the majority of actors to do was to come up with real, recognizable reactions on demand.
For over the past 14 years, John has dedicated his life to studying and understanding the science of emotions and how it applies to artistic expression. He is the only acting teacher certified in emotional facial recognition. This book is the culmination of those years.
The John Sudol Acting Studio continues to be one of the most sought after acting studios in L.A and NYC.