ACTING EDUCATION for the CURIOUS and the SERIOUS.

led by professional actor & master teacher JEREMY KENT JACKSON

at home in GIG HARBOR and ONLINE!

ABOUT.

WHAT IS actorcraft p2s?

Actorcraft PAGE, STAGE and SCREEN (p2s) is a brave space in which to identify, explore, experiment with, and apply the skills necessary for delivering compelling performances onstage and screen. It is a toolkit comprised of the mind, body, and spirit that empowers the artist to analyze, invent, express, and refine. It is a journey fueled by curiosity, ignited by inspiration, and driven by joy through which artists, no matter their age or experience, build greater awareness of self, those around them, and the world in which they live.

p2s = Page, Stage and Screen (‘p‘ + 2 x ‘s’)

acting classes for all ages

college & career consultation

workshops and seminars

kindship studio - UPTOWN GIG HARBOR, WA - and online

MISSION and VISION

We are on a mission to inspire, encourage, and empower artists, both curious and serious, to joyfully unearth passion, cultivate confidence, heighten awareness, and realize dreams.

We envision a world in which the craft of the actor contributes to a more empathic and connected community.

VALUES

  • Safety in mind and body and the bravery it elicits.
  • Transparency in communication and the trust it engenders.
  • Inclusivity in action and the diversity it generates.
  • Collaboration in practice and the community it encourages.
  • Imagination in process and the possibility it inspires.

HAPPENING NOW.

YOUTH SUMMER CAMP

 

SUMMER ACTING CAMP | PAGE to SCREEN

During this energizing and creative
week-long summer camp 
experience, students
will journey from PAGE to SCREEN 
while developing skills as actors,
writers, and filmmakers.
With workshops
in movement, voice, improvisation, 
and on-camera acting, camp will culminate
on set as together students 
shoot,
perform, and produce their own 
original short film. 

SESSION I:
July 15 -19, 2024
SESSION II:
July 22 – 26, 2024
9:00am – 3:30pm Daily

 

Location: TBA
$645 per session
$585 by May 30th

BOOK A COACHING SESSION

Big audition coming up? Looking for some college or career advice? Or just want to hone your craft one-on-one with a professional? Book an online coaching session now with one of our team.

actorcraft labs

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER ADULT LAB!

Students of all ages and experience levels are invited to engage mind, body, and spirit in an 8 week introductory journey into the art of acting. Led by professional actors and master instructors, Jeremy Kent Jackson & Adrianne Alvarez-Jackson, participants will explore the fundamentals, conceive and analyze scripts, and experience the joy of performance… PAGE, STAGE and SCREEN.

Click below to view current sessions and register.

YOUTH LAB.

 Do you know a
young
actor, 8 to
15,
curious or
serious
about
acting? Now
forming rosters for
our weekly KIDS LAB. reserve your spot
today.

$285 per 8 weekd
1.5 hrs weekly
Saturday Mornings

TEEN LAB.

Serious about
performance
and
ready to refine
your
skills
? Or just curious
about the craft of acting?
Now
forming rosters
for a weekly
class just for you. Tell us about yourself and reserve your spot today.

$285 per 8 weeks
1.5 hours weekly
Saturday Mornings

ADULT LAB.

Eager to develop
the skills necessary
for crafting professional
grade performance?
Or simply curious about
the art of acting? Now forming rosters for a weekly class just for you. Tell us about yourself and reserve your spot now.

$385 per 8 weeks
2.25 hours weekly
Monday Evenings

adult acting foundations I & II

 

Acting Foundations provides weekly opportunity for adult actors to cultivate the physical, vocal, and emotional skills necessary for crafting compelling performances. Over the course of 20 weeks (delivered in 2 ten-week sessions) students will explore technique, analyze the page, perfect rehearsal process, and perform scenes on both stage and screen.

Students who have successfully completed the Adult Lab or gained acceptance through audition and/or interview are welcome to register.

Click below to view current sessions and register.

ACTING FOUNDATIONS I:

PAGE to STAGE

$485 per 10 weeks
2.25 hrs weekly
Monday or Tuesday Evenings

ACTING FOUNDATIONS II:

STAGE to SCREEN

$485 per 10 weeks
2.25 hours weekly
Monday or Tuesday Evenings

COMING SOON.

ONLINE: AUDITION TECHNIQUE - COLLEGE and CAREER

PRE-ENROLL FOR A PAIR OF LIVE ONLINE CLASSES LAUNCHING SUMMER OF 2024!

During each of these two 10 week sessions participants will hone their skills through a series of mock auditions, curate portfolio materials, and gain broad understanding of either the collegiate world and the entertainment industry. Led by former college associate dean and current professional actor, Jeremy Kent Jackson, with coaching from former high school department chair and coach to the stars, Adrianne Alvarez-Jackson.

SUMMER 2024 | Dates and Times TBA
$450 per 10 week session – 2 hours weekly

TEAM.

jeremy kent jackson, msml
FOUNDER and MANAGING DIRECTOR

Jeremy Kent Jackson is an accomplished actor, educator, and entrepreneur. He has performed professionally in hundreds of films, voiceovers, commercials, television shows, and plays. Career highlights include his portrayal of regular recurring character, Douglas Davenport, on Disney’s long-running, live action-comedy series, Lab Rats; the lead character of Joker in the motion capture project, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare; the title character of Tiny Hands in Burger King’s iconic commercial campaign; and guest star roles on the television shows YOU, CSI, Without a Trace, CSI: Miami, and Drake and Josh.

Jackson founded the theatre education company, DiscoveryOnstage, where he served as Co-Creator/Creative Director for more than 16 years; created and led for 9 years the drama program at Providence High School; and for 6 years served as Associate Dean of Performing and Entertainment Arts and Program Chair for BFA Acting at Studio School Los Angeles (aka HCLA, now AMDA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre, a master’s degree in management & leadership, completed a six-level improvisation program at Minneapolis’ Brave New Workshop, and has been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1999.

In addition to helming actorcraft, Jackson serves as a member of the marketing department at Seattle’s ACT Contemporary Theatre. Jeremy has been teaching and coaching actors of all ages for more than 25 years.

To learn more about Jeremy as an actor visit his actor website and imdb page. To learn more about Jeremy as a leader, visit his digital portfolio.

adrianne alvarez-jackson, mfa, m.ed.
DIRECTOR of SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Adrianne Alvarez-Jackson is an accomplished director, actor, educator, and writer. She was the Founder and Artistic Director of  the Los Angeles based theatre company, Theatre Pangaea, co-created the long-running educational field trip production, Shakepearience, directed and taught acting at the famed Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and served for more than a decade as the Performing Arts Department Chair and theatre director at the private high school school, AGBU. Additionally, Adrianne was a casting associate at The Mark Taper Forum, helped to design and launch educational programming for The Glendale Center Theatre, and was an audition coach for a myriad of performers including Modern Family’s Ariel Winter and pop music star, Phem, and high school seniors who gained acceptance into prestigious college and university drama programs including UArts, NYU, USC, and The North Carolina School of the Arts.

As an actor, Adrianne performed on the television shows Charmed and All My Children as well as onstage in New Jersey Shakespeare Festival‘s Measure for Measure, Glendale Center Theatre‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Falcon Theatre‘s Marisol’s Christmas, and The Mark Taper Forum‘s adaptation of The House of Bernardo Alba starring Chita Rivera. Most recently she was seen in Cornerstone Theatre’s original production, Highland Park is Here.

Adrianne holds master’s degrees in acting and education, teaching credentials in Washington and California, and is a published children’s book author (Mele Lew and the Magic Lute). She is currently a special educator in Central Kitsap County.

mabel jean
KEY GRIP and PERFORMER SUPPORTER

Mabel Jean, born in South Central Los Angeles, was adopted in 2020 as a puppy by the Alvarez-Jacksons. She has been a dedicated member of their family ever since, helped guide the troop through the pandemic, and, in the years following, became a regular visitor to their performing arts and special education classrooms. She is a support for students and teachers who welcome it, an epic floor sleeper, and a theatre and film storytelling enthusiast. She has been cheering for and cuddling artists of all ages for more than 3 years.  

TESTIMONIALS.

“Once my high school drama teacher, Mr. Jackson later became my professional acting coach. He helped me land my first agent and manager and coached the audition that landed me my first TV gig… a guest starring role on the Showtime show, Shameless.”

Professional Actor/Coaching Client

“Kind, inspiring, and creative, Mr. Jackson has been a strong influence on my college and career success. As my high school drama teacher, he helped me identify my passion, select my ideal college, and  then prepare the audition and portfolio
that got me in.

Former High School Student

“Their (Jeremy and Adrianne) coaching is simple, relevant, and easy to apply. They make all of my auditions better in a hurry and put my mind at ease before going into the casting room. Highly recommend.

Professional Actor/Coaching Client

“Jeremy is someone we could all look to for guidance, for showing us what real work ethic looks like, and for demonstrating what it takes to succeed in life… and as professional storytellers in the entertainment industry.”

Former College Student

“I will never forget Dean
Jackson’s mentorship, lessons, and
inspiring leadership! He is hands down the best teacher/Dean
I’ve ever had and I’m forever grateful to have worked with him!”

Former College Student

“Ms. Alvarez-Jackson coached
me all the way to the National Shakespeare competition in New York City. I won second place, secured a big college scholarship, and got into the school of my dreams. I couldn’t have done it without her.”

Former High School Student

“Jeremy & Adrianne’s
passion for the creative
process is infectious and it is
through love that they
consistently produce
such a crop of talent.”

Former Summer Camp Parent

“After several summers and
many a class with Adrianne and Jeremy, my daughter not only became pretty good onstage, she grew more confident, aware, and enthusiastic about
all things in life.

Former Young Actor's Lab Parent

“Professor Jackson intertwines his passion for acting with his deep understanding of the human condition. His professional approach and insightful lessons extend far beyond the set and stage. He inspired me as a student, an artist,, and a person.”

Former College Student

CONNECT.

IN PERSON CLASSES HELD IN UPTOWN GIG HARBOR
4793 POINT FOSDICK DRIVE NW #200, GIG HARBOR, WA 98335

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