The Actor's ToolBox
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The Actor's Toolbox

Jessie Brownie

Jessie Brownie is an Atlanta-based performer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre from Elon University. Jessie grew up in Houston, Texas where she studied theatre and dance from a young age. She began performing professionally in grade school and began teaching and choreographing full-length musicals at local theatres by the time she was 14 years old. A year later, she made her Off-Broadway debut dance captaining the original musical Kissless. In preparation for college auditions, Jessie studied with the Houston Repertoire Ballet and began audition coaching with Broadway veterans Dave Clemmons and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka. After auditioning for 18 schools, she was accepted into one of the top musical theatre programs in the country: Elon University.

While at Elon, Jessie appeared in a variety of roles (Whatsername in American Idiot, Jennyanydots in Cats, and Lizzie in Baby, to name a few). Along with her standard courses, she also took multiple Shakespeare and audition classes, and served as a teaching assistant for Rock the Music Theatre (a class dedicated to performing pop/rock material in auditions). She ended her time at Elon with an eight-week casting director series where she refined her audition techniques with some of the top casting directors and agencies in New York. After graduating, Jessie signed with Heyman Talent Agency and performed a full-year-contract with Dollywood Theme Park.

Jessie’s goal as an audition coach is to provide updated industry insights that will help students attack their auditions with confidence and ease. As a teacher, she hopes to do much of the same while maintaining a strong focus on technique. She believes strongly in balancing passion and play as you work to find the best “you” to bring to each audition.



This class will cover the basics of how to be a generous, dynamic scene partner and artist onstage. We will break down what it means to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances” and do exercises to practice each piece of this statement. Taught by MKS INSTRUCTOR, JESSIE BROWNIE.

Meet Your Instructor:
Jessie brownie


Beginners and Advanced students will benefit from this class because
it is very experiential and exercise-based. Even if an advanced
student knows some of the information being shared, they will get to
practice and refine their skills.






6:00PM – 7:30PM  Eastern


Meets each Thursday: January 26 – March 16 |  8 Weeks

The Investment:

$325 (Payment Plans Available)


1810 Water Pl SE 
Suite #250
 Atlanta, GA 30339

Weeks 1-2: How to exist onstage, basic Meisner/Uta Hagen technique
Weeks 3-4: Breaking down the text of a scene, character work
Weeks 5-6: Cold Reads and Auditions
Weeks 7-8: Monologues and Final Showings

The Actor’s Toolbox will help you find tools to become a better actor and live truthfully through imaginary circumstances. 

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THURSDAY JANUARY 26  – MARCH 16, 2022 | $325 | 8 WEEKS

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