ACTING with IMPACT: Power Tools to Ignite the Actor’s Performance is the accumulated wisdom of the most authentic text of our time for the working professional actor.
Kimberly Jentzen, creator of THE JENTZEN TECHNIQUE, taps into the essence, motivations and needs of authentic characters and cultivates an edge in actors to find their artistic fuel. Her fresh approach dynamically infuses actors with the confidence to access their imagination and act with authentic expression. Jentzen created these nine Power Tools to help actors own a process that is efficient and gets results on the job. Each Power Tool is a finely-tuned, streamlined acting technique designed to tap into the truth and deliver inspired performances.
Highlights of Jentzen’s innovations of technique in Acting with Impact include: Playing the Love, Root Question, and Fire in the Communication. She masterfully refines classic tools such as the Objective into state-of-the-art Power Tools for the contemporary actor. Her approach, developed over 20 years of coaching and directing actors, is next on the continuum of the great acting Masters from Strasberg to Chekhov; “a lasting bible of technique for generations to come.”
Also included are inspiring coaching sessions, Power Tool exercises, students sharing how they use The Jentzen Technique for success, and practical tips for everything from memorization to delivering strong cold readings. There is even an extensive glossary of emotions complete with one-sentence descriptions that can be quickly assimilated to strengthen the actor’s emotional choices and range.
Kimberly Jentzen’s intimate approach in the work led her to discover how we think and feel, and these discoveries are channeled into her innovative Power Tools to ignite the actor’s performance. “Finally, a teacher approaches depth from the imagination and stirs the actor to stimulate truth and the human condition within themselves.” This book is truly a revelation for the actor and should live in every actor’s script bag to be referenced daily!
In Praise of Acting With Impact:
“Kimberly’s philosophies on acting and her unique approach to the teaching process, have not only influenced my own teaching style, but have helped me to define the ways in which I direct actors on film. From guiding the actor through character development and performance, to building a partnership that will not only enrich the overall film, but de- fine the vision of both actor and director. What Kimberly brings to the table is not only invaluable; it’s ingenious. In short, she knows her stuff.” — Holly Powell, Emmy Award Winning Casting Director, Holly Powell Studios
“As a film producer, I have to say that Kimberly Jentzen’s book Acting with Impact is a must read. In fact, it’s a mandatory read! She is indeed the perfect teacher. Kimberly has a rare wisdom and knowledge of the acting process… an innate ability to put you, the actor, in touch with the very heart and soul of the char- acter. Absorb every brilliant Power Tool that she offers in this incredible book and enjoy the magnificent journey as she guides you to where your passion, your talent, and your love of acting will sore beyond your wildest imagination.” — Suzanne Lyons, Film Producer, Snowfall Films: Jericho Mansions, The Chaperone
“Kimberly Jentzen is inspiring and compassionate in her approach to teaching. This book comes at just the right time for any student who is looking for an insightful and concise manner to the work. This is not your average acting technique book; it is one that asks the student to delve deep and helps to bring out the best of the actor within.” — Joy Tanner, Actor: (series regular) Degrassi: The Next Generation
“If you had to pick just one book on acting, Acting with Impact is it. Destined to become the ‘bible’ of the industry!” — Judy Carter, Author: The Comedy Bible
“Kimberly presents a comprehensive look at everything it takes to be an actor and persevere in this business. From the tools, exercises, and technique, to simple thoughts about life, this book is a find. Kimberly’s honesty braves us the fire and encouragement we need to succeed as an actor.” — Sheetal Sheth, Actor: Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, The World Unseen
“Kimberly Jentzen is in love with the journey of acting. In her book Acting with Impact she shares intimate experiences and powerful tools to start the fire or re- kindle the flame, a book for every actor searching to find passion in the process.” — Kevin McCorkle, Actor: The Island, Bobby, The Shield
“Kimberly Jentzen’s book is a must read for the actor who is serious and dedicated to their craft. Kimberly is a master teacher who is passionate about actors, their training and careers. I am recommending Acting with Impact to my actor friends and students.” — Carolyne Barry, Commercial Audition Teacher/ Casting Director /Writer / Producer