Santa Clara University

Theatre and Dance department

Jeff BraccoJeffrey Bracco

Jeffrey Bracco teaches Directing, Dramaturgy, Theatre History and Acting. An alumnus of the Santa Clara University Theatre and Dance Department, Jeffrey has worked as a director, actor, teacher and playwright in both the United States and Europe.

Besides directing two world premieres in Paris, Bonheur au bar du coin and Code 40 by playwright Patrice Scanu, he directed his own play, ShakesPod, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Bay Area directing credits include Oliver! and A Chorus Line at Broadway by the Bay, Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Dragon Theatre and Ching Chong Chinaman, The Santaland Diaries, The Three Musketeers and NINE, at City Lights Theatre Company. For his direction of NINE, Jeffrey was nominated for Best Director (Bay Area Theatre Critics).

As an actor, Jeffrey played Dr. Givings in In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) at City Lights and Scott Hamilton in the Paris run of A la galerie, directed by Philippe Rondest (Comédie Française). His Film and TV roles include From Paris With Love and the French series Hard. Jeffrey has written several produced plays including Twainheart, ShakesPod and POE-Pourri. His play The Futurists! (not yet produced) won the 21 Annual New Works Festival at the Long Beach Playhouse. He recently collaborated with David Popalisky on Futurismo, an avant-garde dance-theatre creation.

Jeffrey earned his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and also trained at the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris, France. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was Valedictorian of his class at Santa Clara University.