J Weeks
Atlanta, GA
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J Weeks

J W.

Atlanta, GA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Have you always wanted to be an actor? Want to learn some of the essential acting techniques? Ready to shake off the rust and get back on stage? I will help you to build confidence also help you build a solid foundation of acting methods and techniques all while tailoring them to your personal goals. It is my goal to give you a WOW experience like no other and inspire you to make the next steps within your goals. My acting classes are filled with fun, laughter, excitement and will help motivate you to pursue your dreams in life. Let me help you reach you goals so that you may share your gift with the world. #SupportTheArts

About J W.

I am a professional actor, writer, director and acting coach. I graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelors of Art, specifically in Theatre. I am also a graduate of Savannah College of Arts & Design with a Masters of Fine Arts, with a focus on performing arts.

Acting students can expect to improve with each class they attend. I teach students to be free and expressive while being on stage. Being free and uninhibited allows the students to not be self conscious and able to fully absorb the acting process. I can help any student to perform with freedom, confidence, and expression.

As a professional actor I get the opportunity to travel throughout the US with my original plays and workshops. I've had the chance to perform in many different venues, from festivals to black box theaters. With getting the chance to be apart of workshops I get to be trained by other professional actors also. Yep, there is always work to be done

While my ultimate passion is acting, I am a huge advocate of supporting the arts in all capacities. As a performer by nature it is my belief that training is essential to every artist's process. I look forward to sharing my love and passion for acting with you! Let's change the world through the ARTS!!!!

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Jessica
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Acting class was so much fun! I wanted to try something different to challenge myself & my friends recommended I try an acting class because I’m so “extra” as they put it. Well I finally got up the nerve to try a class & J was so helpful & worked with me to feel comfortable. He never made me feel like I couldn’t do it, plus it was so fun that I can’t wait to try another class. If you are a beginner like myself than he is the perfect instructor for you.

Posted Jan 30, 2021
Tim Jones
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I thoroughly enjoyed my class with J. I didn’t know what to expect and was a little apprehensive at first but by the time I finished the session I was at ease. He broke things down to where I could understand being a novice, and made me feel like I belonged! I highly recommend J to anyone who wants to really learn about the true art of Acting!!

Posted Jan 30, 2021
Ryan W.
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Has great energy love definitely seeing myself getting better with him

Posted Dec 17, 2020
Justin Ervin
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I was a little skeptical about signing up at first because this was the first time I would be doing online acting classes. After the first 5 mins with coach weeks I knew then that I made the right choice. He’s very personable and finds a way to relate the topic or situation directly for you. The one thing I know is that if a person can teach online or a classroom won’t matter and Mr Weeks has what you are looking for. Awesome teacher

Posted Dec 15, 2020
Shaun
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I have taken other classes, but always felt they were unhelpful and redundant. I have been taking classes with Coach Weeks for a few weeks now and I can already see Im improving with my speech, comfortability and confidence. I am looking forward to my later classes.

Posted Dec 13, 2020
Josh
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J Weeks is a very gifted individual. You can immediately tell that he was born to do this. From his ability to get you out of your comfort zone all while elevating your skillset, you can see the passion and determination that he puts into every session. He takes the time to educate you and his approach is new and refreshing.

Posted Oct 7, 2020
Isabella T.
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Very easy to work with. Makes me more confident

Posted Sep 30, 2020
Shaneece
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J's assisted me with my public speaking tremendously. I am not an actor at all but I struggle with speaking on camera and in front of people and J used strategies from stage performance principles and applied them. I went from stuttering and stumbling over words to speaking with clarity and confidence. I look forward to continuously work with him.

Posted Jun 1, 2020
Ricardo B.
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J is awesome. The class is tailored to the student to help with what student wants to learn. What you get out the class is based on the effort you put in. I started the classes not knowing anything and just wanted to see what I could do if anything and now I am confidently going to each session looking forward to seeing how far I can take it.

Because the class is designed for the individual student, I got to work with a monologue from a video game and learn how to break down the monologue, create character for the monologue (which was a challenge and a half to distant myself from the actual character) and learn to believe that my created character is real and how I can show that with my acting. In doing I decided to use an accent, and J gave me resources and tips to find that voice.

Speaking on my experience, if you are beginning like me this is the perfect man for the job. As long as you put in the work, he will help you, guide you and push you to challenge yourself when it is needed!

Posted May 24, 2020
Kenya ..
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JW was an excellent acting coach. He has great knowledge of improv techiniques.

Posted Sep 25, 2019

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Education

MFA
Sep 2007 - May 2009

Savannah College of Art & Design

BA, Theatre
Aug 2003 - May 2007

North Carolina Central University

Affiliations

Alpha Psi Omega
Mar 2007
Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society (ΑΨΩ) is an American recognition honor society for participants in collegiate theatre. The Alpha Cast was founded at Fairmont State College (now Fairmont State University) by Prof. Paul F. Opp

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