Jarrod Yuskauskas received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama's Professional Actor Training Program and his BA in Theatre from DeSales University.
As Director of Theatre Arts for Moravian Academy, he has directed “Cymbeline,” Into the Woods,” “Arcadia,” “Man of La Mancha,” "Hello, Dolly!," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Twelfth Night" and Outstanding Production by a Smaller School Freddy Award winners “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” "My Favorite Year," “Big Fish,” and “Urinetown.” As an educator at Moravian Academy, he instructs six theatre courses, including three levels of Actor Training and two courses in Shakespeare Analysis/Performance (developed and taught with Dr. Catherine Moore).
As an actor, he has performed with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (including Cassius in their touring production of “Julius Caesar”), two seasons with Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, BRAT Productions, Bucks County Playhouse, Media Theatre (“Annie” with Wanda Sykes), and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (including the title character in “Winnie the Pooh, the Musical” and as John Tarleton in Shaw’s “Misalliance”).
Locally, Yuskauskas has frequently been seen at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre and Civic Theatre of Allentown. For Muhlenberg: “My Fair Lady” (Henry Higgins – 2017 ABE Award, Best Actor), “Gypsy” (Herbie), “Hello, Dolly!” (as Horace Vandergelder – 2015 ABE Award, Best Actor), “Spamalot” (Sir Robin), "Crazy For You" (Zangler), and "HMS Pinafore" (Sir Joseph Porter). At Civic Theatre he has appeared twice in the one-man show “The Santaland Diaries,” as well as playing John Wilkes Booth in “Assassins” (2016 ABE Award, Best Actor in a Musical), Gomez in “The Addams Family,” and the title character in “Young Frankenstein” (2014 ABE Award, Best Actor in a Musical).
Behind the scenes, he has taught at Civic Theatre School, The Lesson Center, and DeSales University Summer Theatre Institute in addition to serving as Choreographer for Philadelphia Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” and Dialect Coach for the Muhlenberg College productions of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” "Street Scene," "The Miss Firecracker Contest," “Pirates of Penzance,” and Lafayette College’s “The Secret Garden.”