Kent Jackman

Kent Jackman
Jersey City, NJ
Creative Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Acting, Improvisation, Storytelling, Collage, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
Adult Day Care, After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, Correctional Facilities, Independent Living, K-12 Schools, Library, Rehabilitation Center
KENT JACKMAN - (a native of Boston, Mass.) is an Arts-Education Consultant and Professional Actor. He has appeared on stage and screen including principal work on Law & Order, and Law & Order: SVU. He was also a regular ensemble member (four seasons) on the syndicated Apollo Comedy Hour. In addition, his skills as a voiceover performer have been used on feature films headlined by Hollywood icons such as: Al Pacino, Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Denzel Washington et al. As a teaching-artist (and writer-director) his unique blend of theatre-based exercises and personalized coaching, which apply a (Stanislavski / Spolin based) selection of theatre games and exercises, improvised role play, scene study, and basic playwriting skills—has been engaged by (performing arts) facilities in Japan, Colombia, and Bermuda – along with various theatre programs in the U.S.
Throughout my professional career as an artist and educator I’ve had the opportunity to work with diverse populations - including seniors within community centers and/or nursing homes. As a growing demographic within our culture, which is increasingly nurtured on self-gratification under the guise of genuine friendships, I welcome the opportunity to provide a creative haven for the humor, valued traditions, and personal victories of the community of older adults…my newest peer group within life’s journey. In recent years, the duality of my role as a (divorced) parent, as well as an adult child have undoubtedly contributed to more comprehensive, endearing involvement with my elder parents, family members, and friends. I can also acknowledge a more profound awareness for the value of artistic endeavors as sources of independent expression—as well as social engagement.