Kent Jackman is a graduate of Howard University with more than 30 years of drama teaching experience. His comprehensive training and performance background provides the foundation for an innovative and inspiring Stanislavski- and Spolin-based workshop format that includes theatre games and exercises designed to build confidence, concentration, vocal and physical flexibility, and collective sharing. Other workshops may include more advanced opportunities to incorporate these fundamental acting skills into introductory scene-study work and/or showcase productions. Kent also teaches prevention education focusing on leadership and life skills, conflict resolution, and HIV-AIDS awareness. He is a former NAC Artist Residency Express Grant (AREx) teaching artist.
As a professional actor, Kent has appeared on stage and screen including his title role in the PBS-TV adaptation "Jack & the Dentist's Daughter," and four seasons as an ensemble player on the syndicated "Apollo Comedy Hour," to principal roles in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X," and the prime time series "Law & Order," and "Law & Order: SVU." Kent premiered his solo-variety show "MaD from New Yawk!" at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre.