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Jose Angel Santana photo by Karine Basilio
José Angel Santana photo by Karine Basillio
José Santana's chosen field of academic study combined with his deep sense of social responsibility and his many years of experience as an actor in theatre, film and television have resulted in a great breadth and depth of understanding of the processes of creativity. He brings great energy, commitment and determination to all his projects, has achieved remarkable success in his work with disadvantaged and alienated young people, and remains a highly original thinker. - Trevor Griffiths, is a writer, and director; for his film Reds: WGA Best Screenplay Award, and an Oscar nomination. José shares my belief in the value of education through the arts, of using both the tools and artists of theatre as a way to teach young people about collaboration, self-awareness and confidence. I can highly recommend José as a person who will inspire and motivate his students  with his enormous integrity, energy and commitment. - Kevin Spacey, is a two-time academy award winning actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. I've known José for many years, and have worked with him on stage, and in film. I've seen his work as a student, and I've seen his work as a teacher; and I've always been impressed with his passion, his work - ethic, and his intelligence. - David Mamet, is an author, Pulitzer Priize-winning playwright, producer, screenwriter, and director. As Drama Director, José always brought inspiration to the young people with his talent for acting, teaching, and always upholding the highest artistic standards. José is a joy to work with! Don't let him get away. - Jane Fonda, is an actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. One would be hard pressed to find anyone with greater integrity, authenticity and talent for teaching than José Angel Santana. Combined with his gifts for communication and collaboration, his passion for nurturing newcomers is a wonderful asset for his students. - Alan Rosenberg, is an actor of both stage and screen, and President Screen Actors Guild (2005 - 2009).
About: José Angel Santana
 "Prince of the City" Director, Sidney Lumet, Jose Angel Santana, and Treat Williams
Production photo "Prince of the City"
Director, Sidney Lumet,  
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Treat Williams
"American Buffalo" by David Mamet, (actors)Al Pacino, James Hayden, Jose Angel Santana, and J.J. Johnston
"American Buffalo" by David Mamet
Al Pacino
James Hayden
José Angel Santana
J.J. Johnston
José Angel Santana and Kevin Spacey
"Real Dreams" by Trevor Griffiths
Kevin Spacey

José Angel Santana
"Desperately Seeking Susan" directed by Susan Seidelman, Madonna, Jose Angel Santana
"Desperately Seeking Susan" directed by Susan Seidelman 
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"*batteries not included" directed by Matthew Robbins Hume Cronyn and Jose Angel Santana

Photo by Mary Ellen Mark   

"*batteries not included" directed by Matthew Robbins

Hume Cronyn
José Angel Santana