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About Actor's Approach Acting Academy

The Actor's Approach Acting Academy is a professional acting craft training center based in Central, New Jersey, delivering acting classes, workshops, seminars and private coaching in person and online to adult actors who are dedicated to enhancing their artistic and creative abilities. The Academy's goal is to fill the actor's toolbox with a wide range of craft techniques that will help the actor fulfill the many theatrical obligations presented to them every time they step on the stage or in front of a camera.


About Jared Kelner

Jared Kelner is an actor, acting teacher, personal acting coach, NJACT Perry Award nominated playwright, producer and director. He has appeared professionally on stage, film, tv and radio. Jared is the author  of LINE? The Creative Way for Actors to Quickly Memorize Monologues and Dialogues which hit #1 on in Acting/Auditioning and is also the creator of REACT (Rapid - Emotion - Activation - Craft - Training) Learn How Actors Use NLP To Cry On Demand) - a craft technique DVD available on Amazon.

Jared graduated from a performing arts High School, holds an undergraduate degree in Theater Arts (Cum Laude) and has studied the following acting craft techniques over the last 30 years: Stanislavski, Chekhov, Meinser, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Morris, Dusa, Heller, Alba and many others.

Jared has taught acting craft classes in California, New York and New Jersey and online with actors across the US and all over the world.  He was the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Actor's Playhouse, a Meisner Technique acting school in Northern California. Jared held the position of Artistic Director of the Rahway, NJ theater company 'Fearless Productions' and he also helped establish and taught adult acting classes at the Union County Performing Arts Center Acting Conservatory.

Jared's students have gone on to be cast in film, tv, equity theater productions and community theater.

Craft Techniques Taught

Stanislavski, Chekhov, Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Richardson, Lewis, Hagen, Dusa, NLP & Much More


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