What Members Say:
You are Valuableâ€ť- words engraved in my heart and soul by my mentor Artistic Director of The Pasadena Playhouse, Sheldon Epps. - The same is worked out, closed out, and lived out in Jeffrey Brooks, Inner Circle Theater. It really is true, from â€śFriendsâ€ť, to world works of film and tours, Jeffrey is the â€śMaster of the Universeâ€ť of theater, and a brilliant magician of the craft of acting. â€śYou are a Masterpiece,â€ť Jeffrey Brooks
Jeffery challenges you to make stronger choices. To make specific choices and be different from any other actor that walks into the room before or after you. No other teacher Iâ€™ve ever had has given me tools and know how to think outside the box to create a life within a character only having 2 or 3 pages of sides. It has been completely empowering for me and changed the way I feel about auditioning. Iâ€™ve learned that nerves and excitement are the same thing, itâ€™s just your minds perception of the situation and I now know how to take control of it. Inner Circle Theatre gives me a feeling of safety within my class so that I can take chances and fail without feeling like a failure.
Julia Garcia Combs
I could say Jeffery Brooks is an inspiring and intuitive teacher, but that unfortunately doesnâ€™t do him justice. The magic of Jeffrey is that he cares, heâ€™s qualified, and he meets you where you are â€“ nurturing actors in their process as artists with an eye on results in the business. Heâ€™s given me the concrete tools I need to move forward in my career, while challenging my sense of what it means to be a better actor in every capacity.
I was obsessed with my craft before I met Jeffery Brooks and now I am an addict. He has opened my eyes to a new side of the business that I was completely unaware of and changed the way I approach auditions and the business altogether. His technique is so unique and inspiring that it has bled over to other aspects of my life and has helped make me a more balanced individual both on and off stage. His passion is a breath of fresh air and the knowledge he shares each class is invaluable. I am very thankful to have found such an affecting teacher and mentor.
One of my personal favorites: â€śKnowledge is power!â€ť by: Jeffery Brooks With absolute enthusiasm, I highly recommend Jeffery Brooksâ€™ class not only for those who are seeking the fundamentals and techniques of acting, but also those with pure interest and passion for art to elevate his or her performance level as an artist. While achieving the very core acting essentials of being present in each and every moment, Jefferyâ€™s class strives for professionalism and guides you systematically towards becoming a working actor, with the right mindset as well. Most of all, he values your presence, dedication and diligent work. His words of wisdom and honesty are a constant inspiration to me!
Having grown up in LA, Iâ€™ve had the luxury of taking my time and studying with various teachers and schools. Itâ€™s been several years since my first class with Jeffery Brooks, and I keep returning. It is now that I can truly look back and recognize how the value of Jeffery Brooks classes have had in my career and in my life. He reminds us of techniques long buried in our minds and teaches us anew with simple and often revelatory perspective tweaks. He makes the old lessons come alive again and remember how itâ€™s all connected to the passion of acting. Today, Jefferyâ€™s classes offer my creative soul a wonderful home to trust in, settle in, and take flight from. I am very grateful to be a part of the Inner Circle Theatre.
Jefferyâ€™s unique experience allows him priceless insight into the career and craft of the working actor. Whereas sometimes a â€śbusinessâ€ť focus can cause an actor to lose sight their craft, Jeffery seamlessly ties these two aspects of the actorâ€™s life together. He guides his students to take charge of their careers, while always reminding them to ignite their creative passion and get back to what brought them into this crazy life in the first place â€“ love. In Los Angeles Iâ€™ve encountered teachers who are great at the craft of acting or great at the business of acting. Jeffery is truly great at both, and thatâ€™s incredibly valuable.
by Artistic Director, Jeffery Brooks 2014 was an amazing year! As I reflect on the last 365 days my heart […]Read More ›
By Kirsten Benjamin â€śYes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion […]Read More ›
by Rhonda Jackson Sykes First let me say thank you to Jeffery Brooks and the Inner Circle Theatre for giving […]Read More ›
by Julie Lippert This last month, I was fortunate to have been back on stage performing at the Pacific Resident […]Read More ›