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the practice

Risk More/Fail Better
= Great Acting

Winter Session Ongoing!

Spring session begins April 3rd...
inside the workroom

the practice is what we do.
Scene Study & Audition Technique.
Every Tuesday night.
+ Bonus / Make-up class 1 - 2 Thursday afternoons each month.
+ Master Class with invited guests
1 Sat. morning each month.
 + occasional industry guests.
Actors work 3 - 6 times a month.
Membership fee per month = $235*
Audit. Audition. Jump in.

*regular class fee = $250 per month
$235 early bird = one week in advance

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workroom PERKS

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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sag-aftra conservatory

On-Camera Technique &
Cold Readings / Audition Technique
 ⤕ ongoing
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 /
Matrix Theatre

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. 
South Coast Rep / La Mirada / Shakespeare Center LA


classes & coaching

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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


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.


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workroom PRACTICE
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. 

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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."


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!

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