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Jackson G.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MFA Directing from Yale School of Drama, Yale University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jackson G.

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I'm a freelance theater director currently working in NYC and throughout the country. I'm an acting coach, teach directing for the stage and dramaturgy/text analysis for actors, directors, and designers. I have over 15 years of teaching experience at such institutions as Williams, Yale, New School, Columbia, Fordham, and Primary Stages ESPA.

I will focus my classes on auditioning, callbacks, cold reading audition skills, grad school auditions, and text analysis and dramaturgy. I'm also available to coach and consult with aspiring theater directors and public speaking clients. I would be happy to customize my classes to each student's individual needs and goals.

I received my MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama and my BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts.

About Jackson

As an established theater director and teacher, I am very fortunate to be working continuously in New York and across the country from New York to California and in between. Actors are a part of my daily life as I audition and collaborate with them for a living. I often have new directors as assis

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Leah Nicole Raymond
Jackson is a great director/coach. When you are working you can trust that Jackson is fully listening to you as you the actor and you the character. She knows how to push in a way that works for you and will get you where you need to be. I trust Jackson and highly recommend working with her.
Kevin
I had the privilege of studying stage directing with Jackson Gay at Yale. Jackson has a remarkable way of bringing out students' individual artistic and creative sensibilities. In scene workshops, she gives highly practical advice for working with actors to shape an overall dramatic vision. She also reinforces this instruction by relating her own professional experiences, highlighting what has been effective. Her guidance in script analysis is very clear, and showed me how to fully understand characters' dramatic objectives before going into rehearsals with actors.

As well, Jackson incorporated invaluable practical career advice into the class, which is often hard to find. One of her exercises for this was to pair us with another student and have a mock "writer-director" meeting, where the writer was considering hiring the director. This was a really helpful window into the professional process, which has given me an important springboard to communicate my own ideas in the production of new work.

Jackson Gay’s teaching applies across theater disciplines — for instance, my work in theater is primarily as a composer and lyricist. She showed me how to look at the big picture of a play or musical, giving me the insight to write in a way that is dramatically cogent, engaging, and entertaining.
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Jackson Gay is masterful at guiding the actor to find their own authentic voice. She has a laser sharp focus imbued with empathy, that simultaneously put me at ease and helped me find my edge, in a way no other director has. More than anything, she helped empower me to make my own bold choices within a vast array of styles, so that my work was informed from a deep and genuine place (rather than an impersonation or a desire to please). I always feel safe to explore my edge with Jackson, but never humored if something isn't working. She's honest. It's rare to find guidance both so kind and so sharp. Jackson Gay understands and loves actors, and that love comes through in her work.
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Kelsey J.

90 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Best Female - Lead from MSSU
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelsey J.

90 Reviews
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These lessons are for students pursuing theatrical acting and a understanding on theatre. Students will learn the fundamental terminology, a variety of acting techniques, and explore different genres of the stage. We work on sense journal, variety of monologues, scene work, character development, advance acting terms and skills, and so much more!

About Kelsey

I love acting so much and I LOVE sharing with all my students everything that I know! I graduated from Missouri Southern State University and received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Then received my Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting from Lindenwood University. I have always been

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I felt very comfortable and at ease with Kelsey. I know this is only our first lesson, but I’m looking forward to more with her and hope to keep working on this skill.

Ashley C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Masters of Fine Arts - Acting from New York University
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Ashley C.

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Hi and Welcome! In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University, I have been a professional working actor for over 30 years and have been fortunate to work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in television and film. I teach Acting to all ages and skill levels, as well as Singing Performance (focuses on the 'story" of the song, not technique). Whether you are pursuing acting as a profession or not, the benefits of theater training can be profound on many levels. We humans love to play. We love stories. I encourage fellow actors to be confident, joyful, and fearless with their creativity. I teach emotional literacy, empathy, and the value of failing well and often. I inspire actors to build their own "arsenal" of tools that will serve you throughout your creative life. For professionals, I am happy to work on audition material, monologues, and scenes. For young artists, I am thrilled to work on auditions for BFA programs, scholarships, summer intensives, and more.

About Ashley

Safety and respectful collaboration are the foundation of my teaching philosophy. I encourage a passion for play, self-discovery, and a willingness to see yourself as an artist who has the power to affect change in our world. My acting life began when I was ten, participating in community theater a

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sherilyn F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $125
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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sherilyn F.

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Golden Globe and Emmy nominated veteran actress actively working in the business. High quality resume . TWIN PEAKS, GILMORE GIRLS, SHAMELESS, OF MICE AND MEN, LIZ- THE ELIZABETH TAYLOR STORY, RAY DONOVAN, SWAT and currently on Amazon show GOLIATH, to name only a few. TEACHING: Acting for Life, it is about emotional fluency. From auditions to actual 'on set' guidance I have wealth of information that I share deeply from my heart. You WILL grow and get better. IMDB for my entire resume. I love to teach and it is my honor to help artists make their dreams come true. Blessings. xoxo

About sherilyn

It is my honor and heart felt joy to share with you the wisdom I have acquired working steadily for 37 years in this business. I love to teach, to help you go deep and mine the gold that we all have in our hearts and to share it with the world. Learning my method will effect your life as well as y

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Keith K.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Theater and Performance Studies from Kennesaw State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Keith K.

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Acting is for all ages and for everyone! That's why I love it and I thrive at teaching it. We are all actors just being born! No matter what your performance is for, be it musical theater, feature film, television, webisode, play, monologue competition etc, I can help you take it to the next level. I have my masters in theater performance, and my BFA in acting.

About Keith

I have been a professional performance coach and actor in Hollywood for the past 11 years. I coach and inspire the next generation of performers for stage and screen. My company is a performance arts company dedicated to educating and inspiring performers of all ages, including adults. Our lessons

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Armando
Awesome overall. Very enthusiastic and extremely helpful to our son. Highly recommended.
Laura
Keith is fantastic! He expects the highest level of preparation and performance from me at all my lessons and thus pushes me to be a better performer every time. He tailors my lessons to exactly what I need - specific work for upcoming auditions as well as more general work to expand my repertoire. His lessons are also not not limited singing coaching - he also provides coaching in acting and movement. I feel like I have presented some of my best work to auditors as a result of working with Keith! And he does all this in the friendliest manner possible so that my lessons are always a great combination of fun, hard work, and inspiration.
Yi
Keith is a knowledgeable and great teacher. He will let you feel comfortable at singing and doing all the practices and make you realize what the correct postures and things needed to make you feel confident. Also, he is pretty easy-going with scheduling and just let him know in advance and he will reschedule the class for you. Definitely recommended.
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Shelley M.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, French (Diction-International Phonetic Alphabet), German (Diction-International Phonetic Alphabet), Italian (Diction-International Phonetic Alphabet)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana State University
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Shelley M.

20 Reviews
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Each Lesson will consist of a check-in on your goals in relation to acting. Feel free to bring in scenes, or monologues you are wanting to work, or we can look for other material as well. Work highly focuses on character circumstances, and developing a journey.

About Shelley

I'm a professional singer/teacher residing in New York City with degrees from Indiana State University, and New York University with a specialization in Classical Art Song, Musical Theatre Repertoire, and Vocal Pedagogy. Every lesson is about YOU. So each week we will take a look at your goals

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Conor M.
Super nice, informative, and easy to understand. Really excited to continue lessons!
Alison
Shelley is fantastic. She made me feel at ease right away, even though I have no prior singing experience and I was incredibly nervous. As early as my second lesson, I could already hear a difference in my voice when I listened back to the recording of our session! She really knows what she's doing and it shows. I highly recommend Shelley. In addition to being a great music teacher - which she is - she's also so pleasant to work with! She's fast to respond, very accommodating with her schedule, friendly and easygoing, and professional. I started out thinking I'd just take a few weeks' worth of lessons to get out of my comfort zone. Over a year later, I'm still here, and looking forward to every week.
Riana
Ms. Shelley is very dedicated to every one of her students. It is a pleasure working with her!

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Average Cost of Acting Lessons in Marseilles, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acting lessons in Marseilles is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $277 per hour.
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"Dana is great! She has established great rapport with my daughter and provides insight and advice while also coaching her with her acting skills. She is also helpful to us in acquiring what we need to pursue things on our agenda."
- Ellie
Took Acting lessons from Dana G.
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"The experience was amazing and a lot of fun I can't wait for my next class!"
- Mathew
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Hunter is a great acting instructor. He is very kind, supportive, and provides honest feedback. I would definetely recommend him to those who wish to improve their acting skills!"
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Took Acting lessons from Hunter S.
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Jessie shows great skill and knowledge in her field. She takes great pride in fulfilling her job responsibilities. She delivers a very comfortable learning atmosphere, and she makes it very easy to learn. She is always; fun, friendly, respectful, positive and encouraging. She has great patience and understanding, it's been a privilege to learn from her and build my craft."
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Took Acting lessons from Jessie M.
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"Rebecca Linton brought focus and a determined professionalism to my acting. In the shows we shared she challenged me to ask the difficult questions about my characters, pushing me to the next level as an actor. Her structured classes meet you where you are, challenging you to climb higher as you reason about the stories we strive to tell as actors"
- Ben
Took Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"The first lesson of the ten-pack I bought (to start) went very well. Michael was knowledgeable and provided just the kind of feedback I wanted for my solo vocal performances (I was looking for instruction on *acting* in solo vocal performance), giving me immediately useful tips for improving my next performance. It's clear that Michael has a lot to offer me. I look forward to more in the coming lessons."
- Greg
Took Acting lessons from Michael R.
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"Kelsey did a great job of making my 13 year old daughter comfortable during her first lesson. She balanced praise and constructive feedback very effectively. Looking forward to more classes!"
- Eva
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"I'm only a few weeks into my acting classes with Kelsey and I've already seen a tremendous amount of improvement in myself. Kelsey is educated in what she teaches. She's so nice and is really good at what she does. I recommend anyone that is new to acting and wants to learn more, to trust Kelsey to be their mentor."
- Austin
Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Its been an awesome time learning with James! its so obvious he loves impacting his knowledge of acting and its industry to his students.. There's never a dull moment playing out characters and plotting story lines. Thanks James!!!"
- Georgia
Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"Toya Nash helped me tremendously. The first time i saw her I immediately knew that this is the acting coach that i have been waiting for. She teaches you the necessary fundamentals to become a successful actor or actress and provides you with so much prep that it will be impossible to not do well once you start auditioning. She has made a change in my acting career that allows me to take it to the next level."
- Kuran
Took Acting lessons from Toya N.
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