"I’m so happy that I met Jack. I used to dread auditions, but now I have a great time. He completely unlocked what was locked in me. I seriously couldn’t have done it without him. His words of wisdom are always with me."
– Alyson Hannigan (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, AMERICAN PIE Movies, DATE MOVIE)
| "Jack has a 'nuts and bolts' method for helping actors conquer the terrors of auditioning. Besides being a gifted teacher, he has commitment, compassion and respect for the actor. And, thankfully, unlike many teachers in this business, he has no false ego."|
- Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (TV, Films, Stage)
has an innate ability to communicate a sense of freedom. Not only does
he embody it in his own work with a bold kind of ease, but he has also
formulated a way to literally communicate it, in a very practical and
tangible manner. Our work together has allowed me to more reliably get
out of my own way and connect to the material and situation at hand.
Whether at work or at an audition, I always feel there are elements of
Jack's perspective from which I can draw to help guide my experience."
- Zach Quinto (STAR TREK, HEROES, SO NoTORIous, 24, CSI)
|“After years of doing comedy, it was difficult to trust that I was ‘enough’. I love that Jack coached me in such a way as to make me feel that I could take the risk to not be in a safe zone. He started me down the road to doing more serious stuff.”|
– Andrea Martin (Original Cast Member SCTV, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Series Reg. on KIM POSSIBLE and JIMMY NEUTRON, B’way: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Tony nom., OKLAHOMA, MY FAVORITE YEAR - Tony Award)
the long run of MILLIE ... all of my demons and insecurities were
getting the better of me. (Your friend) shared with me your
affirmations and I would read them every night before I went out on
stage and remind myself of them while I was on stage. ...They are now a
permanent part of my dressing room collection. They got me through
many 'rough and doubtful' times. So thank you."|
- Sutton Foster (B'way - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Tony nom., YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Tony nom., LITTLE WOMEN - Tony nom., THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - Tony Award)
since Jack rescued me from the depths of audition despondence by
introducing me to his affirmations, not an audition or stage
performance goes by without me calling upon those wise and freeing
words. Jack helped me remember that how we think about our work is
just as important as the work itself."|
- Carrie Preston (Series Regular on TRUE BLOOD, DUPLICITY, DOUBT, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, TRANSAMERICA, THE GOOD WIFE, LOST, PRIVATE PRACTICE, LAW & ORDER: CI (Recurring), B’way: FESTEN, THE RIVALS)
out of your head and back into your heart, and for godsakes have fun
auditioning again. A pretty profound statement one would think,
especially in our cut-throat business where nerves are high and
auditioning can feel like final exams. Well, thanks to Jack, I found a
different approach that refueled my passion for auditions and rekindled
my love for why I was in this business in the first place, to have fun,
and play in the life of someone else, even if only for a moment!"
-Bryce Johnson (POPULAR, LONESTAR, THE MENTALIST, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, NAVY NCIS, NIP/TUCK)
printed out every page of Jack Plotnick's website and made an "acting
Bible" for myself. Auditioning used to cause me so much anxiety, but
reading through this material has made me take the pressure off
myself. Casting people are not the "enemy" - FEAR is the enemy.
Acting is a joy! So now I think of every audition as a chance to
perform, and if I get the job, that's a nice bonus! I thank God daily
for giving me Jack as a friend; I've never met a more encouraging
-Wendi McLendon-Covey (RENO 911!, BRIDESMAIDS, 10 THINGS I HATE, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, THE OFFICE, KATH & KIM, OVER HER DEAD BODY, GREEK, BEWITCHED)
"I'm skeptical of acting classes because they're mostly taught by
cranky out of work actors. Jack is a working actor who believes that
performing should be a joyful experience, and studying with him has
delivered concrete results. By continually releasing my attachment to the outcome, I became energized and started to have fun again. I am lucky
enough to have worked with him and count him as a friend. Study with
Jack. You'll be glad you did."
-Alec Mapa (UGLY BETTY, SHARPAY'S FABULOUS ADVENTURE, MARLEY & ME, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, HALF & HALF, CONNIE AND CARLA, ZOHAN)
has the ability to help actors cut to the true core, and discover the
essence of what makes them special and unique. He helps peel the
layers that need to come off in order to inspire a deep performance out
of somebody. Instantly trustworthy, he puts actors at ease, as his
deep love of the craft inspires confidence and is contagious."
-Jennifer Elise Cox (Jan in the BRADY BUNCH movies, THE BACK-UP PLAN, 10 ITEMS OR LESS, NUMB3RS, SIX FEET UNDER, NIP/TUCK, THE COMEBACK, CSI:NY)
Plotnick’s work is the ultimate gift: It lifts you out of those
ego-based fears and insecurities, those thoughts and choices that dull
your performance and make you less than brilliant. He brings you back
to the glorious freedom of source energy and the magic of the moment,
which is the magic of the real you! If you want to be liberated as a
creative artist and actor, run, do not walk to take a class with him!
And read every word in his website articles. When you use Jack’s work,
you won’t be the same again. You’ll break through and be better.
Surprisingly better. And so much happier too!”
- Dr. Diana Kirschner (Psychologist, love expert and bestselling author with appearances on OPRAH, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE TODAY SHOW and hundreds of other TV/radio talk shows. Her Amazon short, "The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Love You Want" is a #1 bestseller.)