Risk More + Fail Better
= Great Acting
W O R K R O O M P R A C T I C E =
Scene Study in all genres:
⤕ Theater: classic & contemporary plays
⤕ Film & tv scripts + On-camera technique
Audition prep & technique.
Invited industry guests / master teachers
in a variety of disciplines frequently join us.
Intermediate + Advanced Actors
(& occasionally, a few talented beginners)
b y a u d i t i o n o n l y
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ongoing, by the month.
18 - 20 actors per class
4 - 6 classes per month =
4 Tuesday nights ⎼ 7 - 11
+ 1 Sat. morning each month (technique)
+ 1 Thurs. afternoon (make-up as needed)
connect / nurture
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
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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, & it was her passion & understanding of that, that very much shaped the kind of actress I wanted to be.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close / American Rep. Theater / SCR
Working with Jeanie is thrilling! Her unwavering devotion & passion for the craft & your growth within it, is invaluable. She has undoubtedly made a difference in my work!
Dallas / Savages /
Arrested Development /
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 / Becky Shaw: SCR
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 specifity, 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
"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, real, 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.
I coach actors for lead / series regular / guest & co-star roles for film / tv / theater. Sessions focus on audition prep & technique / work on the role once you've landed the job &/or ongoing work on monologues & acting technique. On-set, I work in concert with the director.
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, I have my first meeting with a new client in the context of an initial coaching session. If that's the case, we will 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.
Class in The Workroom = expanding your propensity for breakthroughs, power, mastery. I want class to be a window onto the vista of your full potential as an artist: a weekly experience infused with exactly the right people & atmosphere & insights to grow your craft, confidence & authority. I want The Workroom to be the essential foundation for the career you dream of having & the artist you dream of becoming.
GETTING STARTED: AUDIT A 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 WORKROOM 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!