Teaching & Coaching

I work with actors of all levels as well as professionals interested in developing their public speaking skills.  My goal is to help you do the best work possible whatever the medium.   

For rates and info:  jacksonbradymoran@gmail.com


Graduate School

Philosophy: 

I believe that the graduate school audition process is a fantastic opportunity to grow as an actor and to take charge of your life as an artist.  This is a time to begin to decide what kind of artist you want to be and a chance to practice the skills that an actor needs to thrive.  Approaching the process this way will not only put you in a strong position to attend a great program; it will allow you to go into the auditions with a clarity for what you seek so that you not only get great training - you get the training that is best for you as an individual. 

I will take the time to get to know you and help you develop audition material that reflects who are as a person and the kind of work you are interested in cultivating over years of training.  Together, we will work to create a plan for the audition cycle that will put you in a strong position to attend the drama school of your choice, but more importantly that will help you grow as an actor over the next few months and begin to feel a sense of ownership over your creative work no matter the results.  If nothing else, you will come out of the process feeling that you've grown as an actor and an auditioner, and you'll have four great audition pieces to add to you repertoire. 

As I coach I can offer help through the following services:

- Selecting Pieces

I will help you find material that speaks to you and that reflects who you truly are as a person and artist.

- Staging your pieces

I will offer guidance for self-direction and and help you build an audition package that seeks spontaneity in favor of an  over-rehearsed or "frozen" performance.

- A mock audition

I will provide a chance for you to experience the flow of the audition day, including callbacks, a song, and interview, and we will talk about methods of handling the stress of the audition day.  

- Essay support and advice

In addition to my work as an actor, I am a skilled writer and editor.  I would be happy to be an outside eye for your essay.

- Audition Day Support

I will make myself available the day of your audition in case any questions come up or just to be a sounding board for encouragement and support.

- The post-audition haze

A "de-pressurize" session to discuss possible callbacks, choices between schools, or next steps in the process.


Audition Coaching

Supportive, practical help in preparing sides for theater, tv, and film auditions.  Sessions are flexible and affordable.  

Audition Support

Just need a quick brush up for an audition?  Or a colleague to run lines and be a sounding board for ideas?  I'm available for shorter sessions over Skype.  

Self-tape Auditions

My work as a filmmaker has come to inform my life as an actor in significant ways.  In addition to the preparation required for on-camera work, I can also provide technical advice as well as equipment for a well-lit and properly framed taped audition.

Shakespeare & Classical Text

Most of my early work as an actor was with Shakespeare and classical plays.  I've studied Shakespeare and text with Peter Francis James (RADA, Yale Drama), Rob Clare (RSC), Vik Sivalingam (Almeida Theatre, LAMDA), Grace Zandarski (Yale Drama, The Actors Center), and others.    

Solo Show Development

I have created and produced two successful solo shows and am available for script consultation and direction as you develop your project.  I believe strongly in the power of personal narrative and the importance of sharing new voices for the stage.  

Quick Teaching Bio:

I'm an actor, writer, filmmaker, and teaching artist based in Brooklyn.  I grew up in New Jersey and graduated from the Yale School of Drama in 2013.  I've also trained at The Actors Center, Upright Citizens Brigade, and studied acting for film with Bob Krakower.  

As a teacher, I have experience in a variety of educational settings, including arts education programs, artist residencies in public schools, and at the college level.  I began my career after college as a teacher's assistant in a high school special education classroom before pursuing acting full-time.  

I was a company member with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey for five years and taught Shakespeare in their educational theater programs.  I taught playwrighting with Writers Theatre of New Jersey and was a regular performer with their award-winning Young Playwrights Festival.  I've also guest lectured in the education and theater departments at CCNY and am currently a guest instructor at HB Studios.  

I have the deepest respect for actors and understand the stress that a life in the theater can bring, especially in the early stages of a career.  Since moving to NYC, I've been working with actors as a mentor and coach.  I try to pass on the generosity and support that many teachers offered me.  

As a filmmaker, I also bring technical knowledge that can make filming self-tape auditions efficient and easy.      

Actors I've worked with are currently attending Yale School of Drama, Harvard/ART, the University of North Carolina, and NYU Graduate Acting.  Recent client bookings include Netflix's Jessica Jones and Mindhunter, as well as theater projects across the country.