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The Jentzen Technique
Kimberly Jentzen has been featured in numerous publications and voted “Favorite Acting Coach” in Los Angeles multiple times by Back Stage West. With more than 20 years capturing the essence of artistry, incorporating Chekhov, Adler, Strasberg and Meisner, Kimberly Jentzen is the expert in artistic creation.
She is the creator of the inspiring Jentzen Technique, a series of essential Power Tools designed to cultivate the master level actor. Jentzen’s approach helps build a necessary foundation, instilling within an actor the motivations and needs of authentic characters.
Jentzen’s focus is to guide students of all levels to find their artistic fuel and constantly challenge themselves. “To master skill, an actor must find the fire to make strong, active choices for performance consistency,” says Jentzen.
Classes concentrate on helping actors discover how to OWN IT, eliminating fear, creating an honest character from beginning to end. In her class, one’s craft is continuously molded and applied. Jentzen’s studio has become one of the most creative environments for an actor to grow. Her students regard her as one of the best acting coaches and rate her studio as one of the top acting schools in Los Angeles.
Professional training classes are offered in scene study, cold reading, audition technique, on-camera training, character tools, script breakdown and improvisation, with an emphasis on individual attention. Classes range from beginners to masters. Jentzen also holds her popular Cold Reading Weekend Intensive, as well as her Essence Weekend Intensive.
Her new book, Acting with Impact, is available at Samuel French Bookstore in Hollywood. Actors are accepted by interview only.
Private coaching available.
Level I – Acting With Impact Cold Reading Weekend Intensive
Why this course is called the Cold Reading Weekend Intensive…
It is well know that a great audition can book not only a role but a memory engrained in the casting office that will inspire you to be brought back in again and again. Casting Directors, Directors and Producers appreciate actors who know how to deliver a consistent audition.
My approach is simple. When an actor understands that anytime they pick up a script, the first read is the most important. That initial read is the moment when character analysis and assessment begins. Be it one line, a scene or a monologue, all acting begins with that first read, and it is always a cold read.
The Cold Reading Weekend Intensive covers it all for your auditions and performances. Many an actor has booked a high profile acting job right after it. If you want to learn the Jentzen Technique from the Master teacher who created it, sign up for the Cold Reading Weekend Intensive.
Level II – Beginning: Ongoing Scene Study / Cold Reading / Technique
Level III – Intermediate: Ongoing Scene Study / Cold Reading / Technique
Master Level – Mastering The Art: Ongoing Scene Study / Cold Reading / Technique
Every actor needs to harness their skill with consistent scene study technique. Scene study affords the actor the opportunity to discover their strengths and work on their weaknesses. The actor gains scene breakdown technique and character development tools. It refines the actor’s talent so they can step onto the set or stage with the knowledge and confidence that they are primed to deliver an inspired performance. Many find that their ongoing scene study class provides a home that keeps the actor prepared, ready and on their game.
An actor must know how to reach into the script’s depth, harness insight into why the character is who they are and make strong choices. One of the most important acting skills is the ability to step into the world of the script, grasp the theme and what’s important to the story, and then make a strong assessment of the character they will be portraying.
The Essence Course
This Essence Course is about confronting the barrier that has been keeping you from fully playing and creating as an artist. It’s about finding out who you are and learning how to better apply yourself to your art form.
Singing for Actors & Acting for Singers Intensive
This high-energy class is an inspiration to both actors and singers. Singers learn how to captivate their audience with acting secrets that work and actors overcome the fear of singing. Discover how singing can free the actor!
Kimberly Jentzen offers private coaching to former and current students or by industry referral.