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A little about working with me from some of the amazing people I've worked with ...
Kerrie not only pushes you in class and holds you accountable, but asks those questions that every actor needs to ask their character. She makes sure you have the fundamentals ingrained in you and then does the best thing an acting teacher can do: lets you go play. My work improved immensely under her teaching and I will forever be grateful for it. UCSD MFA '17.
After working with Kerrie, I was admitted to a top MFA in Musical Theater program. I still use material from her coachings to this day at auditions as a professional actor in New York City. I owe much of my success to her honest, vulnerable, 'reactionary' acting approach - which is useful in all mediums from TV to stage and just interactions with humans in general! She provides a safe, energetic and entertaining classroom and I couldn't recommend a more lovely person to hone your craft with.
Crystal Marie Stewart
Working with Kerrie makes me wish she had been my college professor. She constantly opens my eyes to new facets of myself and also to character choices I wouldn't think of on my own. She taught me to cry onstage, something I never thought I would be able to do, and makes me feel safe even when doing material that feels scary or risky. Any time I get a chance to work with her I fight like hell for it!
Jason D. Johnson
Kerrie starts by taking actors...placing them in a safe-to-create environment and lets them do their work. All the while, she's observing, pondering, and then has the skill to ask the right questions and see the things they aren't considering to make sure they examine that part of the scene, character or relationship. I’ve seen her work with all ages and all ranges of talent and her methodology works for everyone. You not only get better, but you find great joy in doing it.
It's rare to find an acting teacher who is more invested in your future than they are in their own present success. Kerrie Seymour not only challenged me as an actress, but she forced me (with an overpowering sensation of love) to look deep into my soul and find vulnerability as a young woman. She taught me the balance between confidence and humility, she encouraged me to ask questions and take risks, and she has given me so many tools that will help me no matter where my acting career may lead.
Chase Steven Anderson
Working with Kerrie was quite the enjoyable experience. She offers a fun, safe environment for actors to play. Her coaching style is mixed with humor, love, and some truly awesome pop culture references. She encourages the actor to try a variety of tactics in pursuit of each moment's ultimate truth, no matter how many times they may fall flat. Her patience and positive energy make her a joy to work with!
Kerrie helped me realize my potential as an actor. She taught me that I was capable of so much more than being solely a musical theatre performer. She challenged me to tackle gritty work and to overcome fears and habits that were holding me back. Her lessons did not stop when college ended. She has continued to coach and support me through the genesis of my acting career.
I can call myself a working actor largely because I had Kerrie as an acting coach/teacher/mentor. She is honest and when it is necessary to criticize, she does it in a way that not only is the message is received, but it makes the actor eager to get it right. It's an encouraging criticism, which works best for me. It’s six years since we worked together, but I still look back at notes to get inspiration and remind myself of the simple yet crucial techniques she taught me.
Kerrie is especially gifted at bringing out the best in her actors. She sees them, with a discerning eye and a warm heart, to each next step of growth on stage. She meets them at their level, always with crystal clear insight and always without judgement. This makes working with her an immense pleasure.
As an acting professor, Kerrie has been absolutely fantastic in every way imaginable. I'm currently a junior in college, and I have fortunately been able to work as a professional actor due to her teaching and expertise. In addition to helping me grow as an actor, she has been there for me during hard times and I can count on her if I need help with anything.
Kerrie communicates in clear, tangible images that are easy to latch onto and incorporate into the work you're creating together. She treats actors as true collaborators and celebrates everything they bring into the process.
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