Jane Fleiss Brogger

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Ms. Fleiss Brogger is an award-winning actress who trained with both Stella Adler (five years) and Uta Hagen (two years). She is also a longtime member of the Actors Studio. She has extensive theatrical experience, including leading roles on Broadway alongside Glenda Jackson, Judd Hirsch, Laurie Metcalf, and Brian Cox and being directed by such luminaries as Stephen Daldry, Daniel Sullivan, Howard Davies, and David Mamet. She received a Joseph Jefferson nomination for her work in An Inspector Calls and LA Drama-Logue Awards for Molly Sweeney, Ghost in the Machine, and Springtime for Henry. She has also guest-starred in numerous TV shows, including “ER,” “Judging Amy,” “Without a Trace,” “The Guardian” and “Crossing Jordan.” Her feature film work includes playing a leading role in the film Kent State and a supporting lead for Franco Zefferelli in Endless Love. She has been a professional acting teacher for the last 15 years, most recently having founded the Workshop, a scene study/rehearsal technique class for professional actors in Los Angeles. Having graduated from NYU with a BFA, she returned there to teach first-year acting students improvisation and scene study at the Stella Adler Conservatory/NYU, and has taught advanced classes in Chekhov, as well as scene study and master play analysis. Having studied with Cicely Berry and John Barton (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Sir Peter Hall (Mark Taper Forum), she subsequently taught workshops in acting Shakespeare. Other professional affiliations include the Marjorie Ballantine Acting Conservatory in NYC (improvisation/scene study) and the American Stage Festival in New Hampshire (scene study for interning actors). She has privately coached numerous professional actors for television, film, and theatre, introducing a whole new generation to the context of the world of the play and the role of the actor’s imagination and experience in illuminating that world. Her curriculum, combining her knowledge of Adler, Meisner, Hagen, and Spolin, has inspired many of her students, who range from Broadway dancers to models and professional actors, to reach the next level creatively. The exploration of the actor’s craft is a life-enriching experience, which she looks forward to continuing.

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