Jakeem Powell
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Jakeem Powell

Jakeem P.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an actor currently based in Los Angeles and I also work in New York. I am a recent graduate from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Acting. Before Yale, I attended Southern Methodist University where I received my BFA in acting with a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship. I have experience in creating curriculums for introduction to acting, scene study, self-tape and advanced acting technique. I also coach students on monologues, audition technique, and scene work for the stage. I work with students of all ages and experience levels. In the classroom I use a combination of different teaching methodologies from Stanislavsky to Uta Hagen, in addition to my own acting principles. I like to pride myself on exploring how acting pedagogy can change in the future. The culture around BIPOC representation in film, television and theatre should also be reflected in how acting is taught in the classroom. I think both white and BIPOC students can benefit from an exploration of the work that is steeped in diversity.
I have training for stage and screen and have experience working in both. I was recently a part of the Tony Nominated Broadway production of Slave Play in a role I originated at the Yale School of Drama. I have attached my teaching resume and would be more than happy to send over any other information you may need. Thank you so much.

About Jakeem P.

Hello! My name is Jakeem! I'm an actor, writer, and overall lover of life! I feel like acting should be fun because I always have fun doing it! I'm a really good listener and I try to cater my lessons to the person that is in front of me. I think that representation is SO IMPORTANT and acting classrooms should reflect that not only in the people who are invited into those rooms but also in the material that is being taught! I promise you'll learn a lot, laugh a lot, and act a lot with me!

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Jasmine
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Jakeem teaches with satisfying precision, deep insight, patience, and a great sense of humor. Attending his self-tape workshop really helped change the way I approach my process and gave me so much useful information / perspective on what it means to tell a story. Definitely book a lesson with him!! Not all artists can teach their art - that's just facts - but Jakeem can and does it supremely well.

Posted Jan 6, 2021

Experience

Acting Teacher
Jun 2017 - Present

Yale Summer Conservatory

Teach students introductory acting principles. Assign scenes for scene study Read and grade acting journals

Introduction to Self Taping
Nov 2020 - Dec 2020

Encompass Collective

Teach students the In's and Outs of self-taping! Go over what is needed to make an awesome self-tape, from camera equipment to lighting and sound. Students also learning what acting tools can be useful to improve the work they are doing in their self-tapes!

Education

MFA Acting
Aug 2016 - May 2019

Yale School of Drama

BFA Acting
Aug 2010 - May 2014

Southern Methodist University

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