Acting Through Yourself
Acting is not about being someone different, it’s an expansion of your Self. Learn how to use your emotional awareness, physical instrument and intellect to embody a character and create a unique human being. Through monologues that you’ll rehearse on your own and share with your classmates and instructor via Zoom, you’ll explore and stretch your boundaries to bring characters to life. Taught by one of Washington's most honored actors and teachers.
Naomi Jacobson has acted at most of the DC area theatres for the last 25 years. She is an Affiliated Artist at Shakespeare Theatre Company and a 20-year company member at Woolly Mammoth. DC credits include Kennedy Center, Ford’s, Arena Stage, Studio, Round House, Theatre J, Signature, Olney, Center Stage, and Wolf Trap Opera. She’s traveled regionally to the Guthrie Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Delaware Theatre Company, and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Naomi has received 3 Helen Hayes Awards, 15 nominations, the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship, the Anderson-Hopkins Award for Excellence in Theatre, and a DC Arts Commission Individual Artist grant. She has independent film and network TV credits. Voiceover work includes NPR, PBS, Discovery Channel, the Smithsonian, as well as narrating recorded books. She teaches acting and public speaking at professional theatres and at various universities and corporations.