From the June AACTFest2015 Blocking and Verbs workshops:
- As an actor, I do many of the things you talked about, but you gave me the words to describe them. As a director, I can now share them with my actors.
- Thank you! So interesting and useful!
- A very great class on playing verbs.
- The Blocking Workshop exceeded my expectations.
- The best workshops I’ve seen here in years!
And from others:
The workshop was truly wonderful. You gave us so much to think about. Your ability to clarify concepts and focus on the essentials is impressive. Watching the tweaks and improvements you made to each scene was very helpful. It was a great day. Thank you for being so very generous. – Linda H. (Sun City Center, FL)
Jeanne has an astute understanding of the actor’s psychology and point of view. It is a very empathetic and encouraging way of teaching. – Frances C. (Annapolis, MD)
I’ve learned so much about character study in your classes, stuff I never learned in college—thank you, thank you, thank you! – Anne S. (St. Croix, USVI)
Jeanne is supportive, patient, and creative, always looking for new and better tools and methods. She is dedicated to bringing to life what the author wrote and to exploring the “why” in everything. She values the amazing power of silences within a story. She listens to actors and helps them grow far beyond their default levels. Working with her is always challenging, fun, and rewarding. – Bruce S. (St. Croix, USVI)
Thank you so much for the things you’ve given me over the past few years. Your encouragement has been invaluable for this rationalist unused to peering too deeply into human emotions and behavior. – Charlie B. (St. Croix, USVI)
Working with you has been lots of fun. I learned more than I thought I would — thanks for making the experience so rewarding! – Lisa V. (New Orleans, LA)
You have been such a great inspiration to us—focused, supportive, energetic, and funny. Thank you for a wonderful introduction to the stage! – Kenley S. (Miami, FL)
Jeanne pours her soul into her craft and is always pushing others to explore their characters and take chances. She is constantly willing to share her knowledge and motivates you to challenge yourself. I regularly walked away from a rehearsal feeling inspired. – Annie B. (Phoenix, AZ)
Jeanne’s acting class has been great. She asks probing questions about the characters we are playing. These questions can sometimes be difficult to answer, as they go beyond the words in the script to the meaning behind the words, but these questions help me to think more like the character and interpret the material more naturally. – Jamile S. (St. Croix, USVI)