TEague M. Parker

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TEague M. Parker

 
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Teague M. Parker (He/Him) is an Actor, Playwright, Improviser, Producer, and Teaching Artist. After graduating from Western Washington University (WWU), he founded Come Up Productions (Come Ups), where he began freelance teaching his original Theatre technique, Improv for Wellness: a wellness & performance tool using Improvisation as groundworks to help people uncover their creativity, cultivate awareness & self-worth, and learn to love everything about their unique identity to authentically arrive in their everyday lives and/or performances.

Using his extensive acting education, thirteen years of Improv experience, nine years of teaching, and training with ArtsWa through the Teaching Artist Training lab, Teague has worked extensively both on and off the stage.

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Backed by his practical experience serving as both artistic & education director of WWU’s nationally recognized Improv team, The Dead Parrot Society, as well as his time as an ensemble member at Jet City Improv, Teague has brought his Improv masterclasses to regional theaters such as Seattle Rep, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Village Theatre, and Jet City Improv. This work was soon shared with graduate students at the University of Florida, Theatre majors at WWU, heart-centered business conferences with Worth the Journey, and institutions such as the Museum of Pop Culture. Teague continues to share his class series & workshops through arts residencies with the drama, health, and English departments at schools such as Roosevelt & Everett High School, Open Window Middle School, Connections Homeschool, and Lakeside School.

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As an Actor, Teague has performed around the country and internationally in plays such as “Topdog/Underdog” by Suzan-Lori Parks for the Teatro UNAM Festival in Mexico City, and theatre simple's "The Master & Margarita" in Seattle and the Edmonton Fringe Festival, and served as an MC for the flagship short form Improv show at Jet City Improv

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As a playwright, he has won the KCACTF Region VII Award for best full-length play for his Dark Comedy "Smooth, Smooth Jazz", and has had workshops with Sylvia Center for the Arts & Bellingham TheatreWorks. His one act, "Hypotheticals", was recently featured as part of the Party Mix: New Works Diversity Festival through By The Seat of Our Theatre Company.

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Teague was ranked within the top three Improv teams at the College Improv Tournament national competition in Chicago, is a part of the Teaching Artist Cohorts of Seattle Rep, Seattle Theatre Group, and Seattle Children’s Theatre, and continues to provide workshop and coaching for artist, entrepreneurs, and all people seeking more fulfilling lives.

 

Uniting artist and audiences to form mindful communities, he believes creativity is everyone’s birthright, and that we all deserve to reclaim our self-worth.

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Acting Gallery

 
"The Beaux Stratagem"
"The Beaux Stratagem"

By George Farquhar Directed by: Dr. Judith Williams Produced by: University of Florida Theatre & Dance

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"Sandcastle"
"Sandcastle"

Written by: Teague M. Parker Directed by: Mark Kuntz Produced by: Bellingham TheatreWorks

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"The Master & Margarita"
"The Master & Margarita"

Directed by: Rachel Katz Carey Produced by: theatre simple

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"Topdog/Underdog"
"Topdog/Underdog"

Written by: Suzan-Lori Parks Directed by: Mark Kuntz Produced by: Bellingham TheatreWorks

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Jet City Improv - Flagship show
Jet City Improv - Flagship show
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"The Colored Museum"
"The Colored Museum"

Written by: George C. Wolfe Directed by: Dr. Michael Pinkney Produced by: University of Florida Theatre & Dance

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"The Beaux Stratagem"
"The Beaux Stratagem"

By George Farquhar Directed by: Dr. Judith Williams Produced by: University of Florida Theatre & Dance

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"The Day Is Long To End"
"The Day Is Long To End"

Written by: Catherine Yu Directed by: Danny Sharron Produced by: University of Florida Theatre & Dance

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"The Master & Margarita"
"The Master & Margarita"

Directed by: Rachel Katz Carey A theatre simple production

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"Sandcastle"
"Sandcastle"

Written by: Teague M. Parker Directed by: Mark Kuntz Produced by: Bellingham TheatreWorks

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"Smooth, Smooth Jazz"
"Smooth, Smooth Jazz"

Written By: Teague M. Parker Directed by: Alyssa Balogh

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"Wit"
"Wit"

Written by: Margaret Edson Directed by: Kayla Adams Produced by: Fairhaven Summer Repertory

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Come Up Productions, founded by Teague M. Parker, is an Arts Wellness & Theatre Arts company in Lynwood, Washington. Our goal is to provide freelance Teaching Artist services to empower any and all groups, schools, and businesses through our Improv for Wellness curriculum, while also providing Free Theatre and Live Events for the WA public

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Come Up Productions