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Jodie Lynne McClintock:  A Respected Actress ~ An Influential Acting Coach

The Queens Studio is the exclusive coaching venue for Jodie Lynne McClintock. Ms. McClintock is a respected actress who has appeared in film and television as well as on Broadway and Off, in London's West End, at Israel's National Theatre - the Habimah, and at major regional theatres across the country. She is also an influential acting coach. Ms. McClintock strongly believes it is her sacred responsibility to pass along the knowledge she has gained as an actress. To quote George Bernard Shaw (with a twist) “Those who can, do. Those who can do more, teach.” To that end, she has taught at the British-American Drama Academy in both London and Oxford and for Robert Cordier's Paris based Acting International, and at various universities including Carnegie-Mellon, Duke, Adelphi, Pitt, and Alabama (in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's MFA program) as well as the Circle Repertory School of Theatre, the Fieldston School for the Performing Arts, the T. Schreiber Studio, and NYU: Stonestreet Studios, amongst others.

Although she has been privately coaching for the past quarter century, for the last 14 years, she has operated The Queens Studio in Sunnyside, Queens, NYC. Here she not only holds classes in Shakespeare and audition workshops but has also directed and rehearsed compendium projects for theatre and film. Her primary focus at The Queens Studio has been private acting coaching sessions with emphasis on general and combined auditions i.e. monologue selection and polishing (classical and contemporary); sides (cold and rehearsed readings for theatre, film, TV, and new media) and commercial copy; acting the song; the business of the business and networking/team building; and role preparation and rehearsal/on set assistance. A particular area of expertise is in the preparation of MFA graduate school auditions (as well as auditions for overseas programs and undergraduate institutions). Ms. McClintock has developed a unique process in advance of the annual MFA grad school audition season where focus is on monologue selection and polishing with complementary wardrobe, essay and interview techniques, capitalizing on each actor’s strengths whilst minimizing or eliminating weaknesses in presentation. This journey culminates in her singular annual Mock Audition Night and Post Mortem. She demystifies the daunting audition process with her supportive, individualized, holistic, action-based approach and has set many actors on their own defined paths to success. Her clients have appeared on Broadway, in major films and television, in theatres across the globe, in national commercials, have founded their own theatre and production companies, and have secured places in the top graduate and drama schools in this country and the UK. She has been and continues to be very blessed.

In addition to her own acting and coaching/teaching workshops, Ms. McClintock also accepts invitations to direct. Her directorial credits include: Richard III in conjunction with the opening of Al Pacino's film Looking for Richard for Fox Searchlight; a national tour of Tartuffe for the National Theatre of Performing Arts, All the World's a Stage (a compendium she created on Shakespeare's views of a life in the theatre), Wooing and Wedding (a similar piece at Studio North), The Heiress at Theatre Virginia and A Celtic Midsummer at the Angel Orensanz Center. Film directorial credits include: Public Service Announcements for The Million Mom March and the Brady Center for Gun Control that were shown on national TV as well as on the mall in Washington DC and PSA's for the National Center for Human Rights. At NYU, she created a curriculum for Shakespeare on Film and directed shorts of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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