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Kent Jackman

Kent J.

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Kent is a graduate of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts (drama major). As a playwright, director, and actor he has created original productions for national and international youth programs (including the musicals "Triunfar!" (i.e. The Winners!) in Bogota, Colombia and the hip-hop musical "A Friend in Need" in Las Vegas. As a professional actor he has appeared on stage, screen, and as a voiceover artist including: "Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU," and as a regular ensemble player on the syndicated "Apollo Comedy Hour." In recent years he toured with the Pushcart Players theatre ensemble.

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  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) from Howard University
  • Awarded Golden Eagle Award from CINE (Performed the title role in "Jack and the Dentist's Daughter")

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James Jr. Aug 28, 2015
Acting · In studio

Kent has the ability to do or teach drama, comedy and improvisation. He has wisdom, talent, intelligence and integrity. I know of his abilities to teach, direct and to create a performance of the highest level. He's one of the best, as I know from having been taught by him. Try him out and judge for yourself. You'll be better for it in more ways than one.

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SOLID T. Apr 20, 2015
Stage Performance · In studio

I was honored to have been guided by Kent J. during a historic presentation in honor of Malcolm X in Las Vegas. His patient and motivating spirit makes him an excellent teacher and mentor. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and look forward to the opportunity to be under his leadership once again. Because of Mr. J, I have decided to seek additional acting training for my own career.

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Lesson Details

Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

My lessons will be a fun, focused exploration of your creative impulses - designed to enhance the range of disciplines related to: stage presence, vocal articulation & projection, character choices & portrayal. In addition; students with more corporate/lifestyle interests will improve their oral presentation skills and confidence, along with gaining useful storytelling techniques that can be applied to their sales and marketing procedures (or to daily communication needs).

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Experience

Teaching-Artist/Director
Oct 1996 - Present

City Lights Youth Theatre, West Las Vegas Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of NJ

I have more than thirty years of arts-education experience, and apply a personalized (Stanislavski/Spolin based) blend of theatre games and exercises, improvised role play, scene study, and basic playwriting skills—that provide students of all ages with a comprehensive introduction to the dramatic arts.


Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)
Sep 1974 - May 1978

Howard University


Certifications

Radio Broadcasting
May 1987

Announcer Training Studios (@ Crown Business Institute) NYC

Professional training in speech, voiceover technique, copywriting, and editing - as related to the radio broadcast industry.

Awards

Golden Eagle Award
Aug 1983

CINE (Performed the title role in "Jack and the Dentist's Daughter")


Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Sep 1982
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
May 1982
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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