Artist Profile

Jersey City, New Jersey

Kent Jackman

Jackman, Kent

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.

Jersey City, NJ
(917) 620-9485

Language Proficiencies
Counties Served
Carson City, Clark County
Preferred Groups/Populations
Schools (grades pre-K-12), college, at risk, incarcerated individuals, social service, hospital/healthcare
Schools, theaters, colleges, festivals, communities, healthcare facilities
Fees, Availability and Technical Requirements
Contact Artist
Professional Development Workshops: Teacher/Staff Training
HIV Prevention: an arts education workshop designed to use theatre based games, exercises and role playing to create a safe and open environment for participants of diverse backgrounds to explore safe behavioral choices (targeted for healthcare and social workers).
Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
Introduction to Theatre: workshops and residencies that provide basic acting technique and creative ensemble building skills through theatre games and vocal/physical focused exercises; Scene Study / Character Development: Advanced acting techniques and role playing is applied to select monologues and/or short scenes with a focus on script analysis and making strong performance choices to communicate character objectives; Introduction to Playwriting/Creative Writing: To provide a basic understanding of the structure, terms, and skills needed to create dramatic scripts; Life Skills /Leadership: An arts-education workshop and/or residency format exploring themes, exercises, and role playing scenarios designed to strengthen household organization, job [interview] preparation, and conflict resolution skills; Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad: a theatre based literacy workshop exploring history, social studies, and race.