Risk More/Fail Better
= Great Acting
starts January 8, 2019
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
the practical stuff
All things text driven: Actor's choice. Scene work from plays, film & tv. Monologues. Your upcoming audition. Shakespeare. Chekhov. Words, words, words from the Greeks right up to the hottest new theatre / tv writers.
It's all about what you need to do next on your journey as an artist.
the arty stuff
read WORKROOM PRACTICE, right.
who = 16 - 18 intermediate to
advanced actors per class
when = Every Tuesday night, ongoing.
BONUS CLASS / 1 Thurs. per month.
MASTER CLASS = Voice / method work / Alexander / Michael Chekhov / Meisner etc. Sat. mornings, occasionally.
INDUSTRY NIGHT = invited professionals: agents, managers, casting directors etc. join us to watch & critique class work.
Tues. night, once every 3 months.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
getting up 💃🏽🕺🏽
Actors work in at least 3 classes a month, but often more.
Workroom actors receive access to a dropbox full of plays, scripts, sides, etc. 100s / 1000s of choices. & all the latest stuff. ❊ Current members only.
inside the workroom = our facebook group just for actors in class to sign up for work, enlist scene partners, etc. ❊ You must be on Facebook to be in this class!
class fees 💸
generally it's this:
$250 monthly = regular class fee
$235 = perk for paying 1 week ahead.
You get more discounts for paying 3 months in advance, for coaching with me while in class & sometimes I've got work-study options. Read The Fine Print, right for more about this kind of stuff.
ALL THESE OTHER COOL THINGS
Workroom members get frequent access to discounted / free tickets to theatre + screenings & field trips to NT Live & other similar events. ❊ Ongoing.
community 🎥 AUDITION HELP
Workroom members are generous. Actors put audition news out in the group, and actively assist each other with audition prep, going on tape, etc. My home studio is available to Workroom members to tape free with a coaching session or for a nominal fee ($25) /out coaching.
❊ As available.
casting & submissions 📩
Lots of people come to me to find actors. & if a group of Workroom actors identify an audition that several are right for, & when I know the people involved, I send a direct submission package to casting directors, highlighting appropriate actors in the group. ❊ At my discretion.
office hours 🏡@ JEANIE's STUDIO
"Office hours"are for actors in class to come & chat about art/career issues, about what to work on next, about how I can best help you achieve your goals.
❊ Once a months, "first come" basis.
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Field trips to plays / screenings.
Events to enhance & grow skills & career
as an Entrpre-Artist. Poetry salons & staged readings. Vino & Community.
various times & dates, mostly ongoing
Join the tribe on facebook, in
THE WORKROOM SALON
On-Camera Technique &
Cold Readings / Audition Technique
SAG-AFTRA actors, click here for more info about the Conservatory. A terrific program: for $35 a year you can take all kinds of classes, with all different teachers & sign up on a per-class basis. Located at AFI in Los Feliz, I teach frequently & list upcoming
dates at start of each semester.
I have worked with Jeanie Hackett for the past 20 years — as a coach, a director & acting partner. She is profoundly insightful, specific & emotionally articulate. My work is always deepened by her talents.
Breaking Bad / Sideways /
The Assembled Parties, B'way
I am very much indebted to Jeanie for recognizing & fostering my talent. She always pushed me to the emotional truth of every
moment, & her passion & under-standing of that, very much shaped the kind of actress I wanted to be.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close / Homecoming / Gypsy / American Rep. Theater / South Coast Rep
Working with Jeanie is thrilling! Her unwavering devotion & passion for the craft & your growth within it, is invaluable. She has undoubtedly made an enormous difference in my work!
Dallas / Savages / Mayans MC / Shades of Blue / Devious Maids / Antaeus
In her teaching, Jeanie exhibits the qualities she tries to encourage in her students. She is highly present, emotionally alive, explosive, sensitive, & above all, open & available. When I work with her I am getting much more than an intelligent, technically masterful teacher. I am able to benefit from the experience of a graceful, nuanced actress & passionate person.
Splanglish / 24 / Grey's Anatomy / Jerry McGuire / Broadway, South Coast, Center Theatre Group, Geffen Playhouse, etc.
Jeanie is an amazing actress, director & teacher — it's rare that you get all of these qualities in one person. She is constantly bringing actors to the next level through thoughtful & intuitive adjustments & notes. I am inspired to be a better actor in every class.
Parks & Recreation / American Repertory Theatre / Theatre of Note
I attended the most amazing acting class last night. Jeanie Hackett, your knowledge & understanding of the craft of acting is like nothing I've ever seen! You are a miracle worker. I learned so much from you last night, & you do it with style & compassion & love! I can't wait to come back as a guest again!!
Casting Director: Cold Case / Ringer / Make it or Break it / Chase
I got more benefit from Jeanie Hackett in one class than a previous lifetime of studying! Jeanie taught me that how you do any one thing is how you do everything. She encouraged me to pursue specificity, bravery & boldness in my acting & my life. I am a greater artist & a better person for having her as a friend & teacher. I count the years I spent studying with Jeanie as the those in which I developed most.
WYATT JOSEPH FENNER
South Coast Rep / La Mirada / Shakespeare Center LA
classes & coaching
work privately w/ jeanie
"I recommend Jeanie to actors because of her strong theater background & her own extensive experience in front of the camera. She is able to give them the best of both worlds: strong, interesting choices based on good script analysis & the experience to know how to make those choices work for the camera."
MATTHEW LESHER, Insight Entertainment
WELCOME TO THE
OLYMPICS OF ACTING
The super-competitive arena of the art & industry in NYC & LA means that the readiness really is all. Out of the gate: work that is fearless, original, true, fueled by the white-hot energy of your intelligence, sexuality, humor, need, danger, warmth, confidence, aggression, vulnerability & charisma. In other words, YOU manifesting every bit of your potential. Great work. That's what we're going for.
Getting Started:COACH w/JH
Ideally before I work with a new actor, I like to set up a (free) 20 minute consult — for both of us to learn more about each other, & how I can help you master your auditions & grow your craft. Often my first meeting with a new client comes in the context of an initial coaching session. If that's the case, we'll take extra time in your first session so that I can better understand your needs / process.
acting class with Jeanie
The right acting class is about just the right mix of challenge & support. It's where we find just enough comfort to tolerate the creative discomfort inherent to artistic & self-growth. Where we connect with a community of people who share the same values & vocabulary. Where we immerse in trust: in the artist-teacher / in our fellow actors / in ourselves -- so as to reveal all of who we are via the work. Where we learn secrets about craft & about ourselves through others. Where we uncover our authentic self, embrace our contradictions, whet our appetite for greatness.
Getting Started:AUDIT CLASS
To explore becoming a Workroom Member & joining classes, the first step is to email a request for an audit, with your picture & resume. We'll get back to you within 48 hours to offer various dates / times. If you respond to the class & if your resume / training makes you a good candidate for the group, we'll set up a 1/2 hour private meeting at my home studio to talk about what you're looking for in a class & work on some material together. After our private meeting, if we're both eager to move you'll be invited to become a preliminary member of The Workroom for your first month — to make sure we all feel it's a great fit — for you, for me, for the class. At the end of the month, if all goes well, you'll become a Workroom "Member."
THE FINE PRINT
Here's everything you need to know about becoming a WORKROOM member. Time, place, class fees, etc. If you're joining us, please read carefully!