The Conservatory for the Performing Arts at Stephens College is known for having exceptional faculty and guest artists. Assistant Professor of Musical Theater, Jamey Grisham is one example.

Assistant Professor of Musical Theater Jamey Grisham has recently been given a high honor: he has been elected to serve as both a Board Member-At-Large and a National Convention Delegate for the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) for the next two years, representing the Missouri Valley Local in national governance.

Grisham will continue to teach at the Conservatory as well. 

Though the unions are currently on strike and tensions in the industry are high, Jamey is excited to take on these responsibilities.

“The challenges currently facing the union and its strike are multifaceted and significant. Negotiations, demands, and finding common ground with the opposing parties can be daunting," Grisham says. "As an elected representative, I understand the importance of addressing these challenges and ensuring the well-being of our members. I pledge to prioritize the concerns of my immediate community and work towards resolutions that benefit everyone involved. Thank you for entrusting me with this responsibility, and I stand in solidarity with all members of SAG-AFTRA during this time. Together, we will strive for a better future."

Per the official website, SAG-AFTRA is the combination of two American labor unions -- Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists -- and represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. Learn more about SAG-AFTRA.

As a working professional, Jamey is a multidisciplinary artist with a body of work that spans six continents and more than 100 productions and venues worldwide. Those ventures have garnered him six Encore Michigan Wilde Awards, six Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, and a THEA Award.

More About The Conservatory 

The Conservatory for the Performing Arts at Stephens College offers five expedited BFA programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, Theatrical Costume Design, and Technical Theatre/Stage Management. For more information, visit The Conservatory website. 

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