Emerson Acting Workshop

4.9 (9)
From New York, NY
SinceSeptember, 2021

Exciting news! One of my students was accepted to Stella Adler's summer conservatory in NYC, while another received a scholarship invitation to SUNY Purchase's BFA Acting Program. It's clear we mean business here!

Greetings! As a classically trained actor with SAG-AFTRA credentials and a BFA in Acting from Emerson College, I've been working in the TV and film industry since 1997, both in LA and NYC. Currently, I have recurring roles in Chris Meloni's Happy! on Netflix, as well as in Ryan Murphy's new show, which is currently in production. Additionally, I'm part of Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building, which was nominated for the Golden Globe in the Best Comedy category.

I find true joy in teaching, assisting students with college monologues, guiding actors through scene study, and helping them improve their self-tape auditions for roles ranging from under-fives to series regulars and feature films.

In recent times, I've had the privilege of aiding aspiring actors in launching their careers, coaching them in putting together applications and landing auditions and roles. If you're uncertain where to begin with acting, I'm here to assist!

Contact me for a complimentary consultation. Let's assess your current status and what you require and do all we can to make it happen.

While I reside in Manhattan, I mainly teach and coach online through Zoom. However, if you're in the neighborhood, I'm available for in-person instruction! I'm a very busy individual, so only get in touch if you're truly serious. Best of luck, and stay optimistic!
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Service as described 4.8
Communication 5.0
Punctuality 4.9
He excels in evaluating requirements and resolving them efficiently. He possesses intelligence combined with a gentle approach that puts students at ease. I highly recommend him!
February 24, 2023
Jeff is an incredible person! He possesses a genuine spirit with a vibrant energy :) He's exceptional in regards to accommodating schedules while also ensuring a feeling of warmth and ease for those around him. Through his mentorship, I've been able to view scripts in a fresh perspective, and he loves to think outside the box when it comes to bringing a character to life! Overall, he's an enjoyable, humorous, and remarkable coach/person!!!!!
January 20, 2023
Jeffrey is simply fantastic! Despite my initial nervousness for the first class, he radiated warmth and friendliness which instantly dispelled all of my apprehensions. With his unwavering support and words of encouragement, I have gained not only knowledge but also a newfound confidence. His passion for teaching and genuine care for his students are truly commendable. I highly recommend Jeffrey to anyone seeking a teacher who truly makes a difference!
July 8, 2022
Jonathan M.
I arrived at Jeffrey's workshop with no prior acting experience and harbored anxieties about being exposed in front of others. To my relief, Jeffrey made me feel comfortable right away by fostering a welcoming and congenial environment that allowed me to dip my toes into this thrilling art form. Throughout the eight-week program, Jeffrey provided me with the ideal introduction to acting, encompassing scene analysis and preparation, monologue delivery, self-taping techniques, and audition protocols. His infectious passion for the craft was evident in everything we undertook, leaving me completely enamored with acting and adequately equipped to chart my course in this exhilarating journey! I strongly urge anyone to sign up for Jeffrey's class!
May 11, 2022
Elizabeth B.
I had the privilege of attending the Intro to Acting Workshop led by Jeffery Emerson. During the course, Jeffery introduced multiple acting techniques, including analyzing the scene's circumstances to maximize the effect of a single line, expanding the scope, range, and impact of a monologue, and responding actively and attentively to one's scene partner. Rather than emphasizing one specific approach to acting, Jeffery provides his students with a comprehensive range of information, resulting in a flexible and enjoyable class. As someone new to acting, I found the experience welcoming, approachable, and thoroughly delightful. I would highly recommend this workshop!
April 13, 2022