Acting is an amazing way to build confidence, relieve stress, and make discoveries about yourself. It should be fun and rewarding, and I try to create a positive, supportive environment where we can explore and experiment without judgment.
Since the joy of acting is getting to live in the moment, I want to have you up on your feet and working as much as possible in each class. We use improvisation and imagination exercises to build a strong connection to your character and to the text so that you can let go and focus on listening, following your impulses, trusting your instincts, and responding truthfully. That’s what makes a performance come to life!
My Perspectives on Training for the Industry:
- The more experience you have, the more comfortable you’ll be walking into any room. Get accustomed to being on camera with student films, short films, web series, and background work. Learn to take direction and work as a team by doing theater whenever you can.
- Treat every experience (good and bad) as something to draw on for a future role.
- Always update your materials so that they reflect your best work. Having a strong online presence or a striking headshot can be the reason you book the job.
Meet Jacqui Calloway:
Jacqui is a SAG-AFTRA member and spent time acting in Los Angeles, where she appeared on Rosewood (FOX), The Inspectors (CBS), and as series regular in the CW Seed’s I Ship It. Here in Texas, she has performed onstage with The VORTEX, New Manifest Theater, Jarrott Productions, & Three Willows Theater, earning B. Iden Payne Awards for Featured Performer in a Comedy (BLKS) and Lead Performer in A Digital Production (The Frog Prince). Recent commercials include work for Bud Light, Amazon, Discover, Living Security, & Giant Grocery. A strong believer in arts education, Jacqui works for The Paramount Theater’s Literacy to Life program as a teaching artist and ensemble member. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College and has studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop, and the Relativity School. www.jacquicalloway.com.