Olivia Battle, MFA Candidate at The New School
Jeffrey changed my life. He made me look at acting and the audition process in a whole new way, in a way I would have never thought of on my own. In just our first session he revealed insights to me that were total game changers and shattered my world view. Thanks Jeff! Cory Hibbs, Professional Actor NYC & LA
Jeffrey has a passion and skill that is markedly different from what you will find in most class room situations. The tenacity he has, combined with a humane sense of honesty about the work, makes him a great mentor. His audition technique takes away the mysticism involved when you're in the room, and it turns it into something more in line with how we act with others. Jeff does what a good acting coach should do--he reminds you of your own power."
Bruce McGlumphy, MFA Candidate, Ohio University
I am a high school Theatre Director in Tucson, AZ. When I had the opportunity to bring in a guest artist to work with my students, there was no question that it would be Jeffrey Ingman. He and I go back many years, and as an actor, I have never had a better teacher. He knows how to immediately help the actor get to the heart of the work and find their truth within it. I also want to stress that his methods are never abusive or about humiliation, as you sometimes find in this business; rather, he helps the actor feel strong enough to trust themselves, find their truth within the text and bring it out in the most immediate, truthful, and human way possible. Finally, his Packaged Audition concept is revolutionary and amazing to watch take shape with actors. He's been to visit my students twice in the last six months, and we will absolutely be bringing him back again. Thank you, Jeffrey! Art Almquist, Tuscon High School
"I run the theatre program at CSU San Marcos and we are so thankful that Jeffrey works with our students to help them prepare for graduate school auditions! Jeffrey's approach to audition technique is thoughtfully designed and incredibly effective! We have really talented and hard working students in our program, but they need an outside eye to direct them to the next level of preparation. Jeffrey's passion, practical mentorship and comprehensive system (from how to chose a monologue, to the details of how you enter the audition room) help them put an audition package together that gets results." Professor Judy Bauerlein, CSU San Marcos
Eric Stoneking, Teacher
More than any of this, he has taught me authenticity: the importance of working simply, truthfully, and with intention. I don't have words to express how important this has been. He's a remarkable and life- changing teacher. Jeffrey's approach to auditioning is fresh, innovative, clear, and, above all, puts the actor back in control of the room. Amazing! Dre Sleman, MFA Professional Actress Portland, Oregon
"Jeffrey Ingman is the definition of a passionate, dedicated, understanding, and hardworking mentor. He always works to find the truth in an actor and always brings the best out of you. I have been blessed with having him as a coach/mentor. He helped me go through a tough time of not having theatre in my life, to getting accepted to more than 4 theatre schools for their B.F.A and B.A programs. If you are willing to work as hard as he is for you, you will go far with his coaching ways, my friend! I definitely recommend him if you want grow tremendously as an actor, storyteller and human being!" Caliope Marin, Actor UCLA
Auditioning has been one of my biggest challenges as an actor. I struggled with really being authentic and specific and went into an "automatic robot" mode when auditioning which made it impossible to see who I really am and made me an "actor" instead of human. Jeffrey is absolutely extraordinary in showing me how to connect the words with my body which helps me find those moments of truth. He is hands down the best audition coach in town. He is supportive, insightful and encouraging and is helping me to get out of my head when auditioning so I can truly shine. Thank you Jeffrey, it is a pleasure to work with you always!!!!
Cindy Veron, Professional Actor
"Jeffrey is an amazing coach. He is really passionate and knows what he is doing. My oldest daughter went with him, and took the audition package, and she learned so much. Before, she was very insecure and judgemental about herself when she was doing auditions, and after she took the classes with Jeffrey, she became very confident and possitive, understading the audition process much better, and she learned to control her stress and anxiety really well before and during the auditions. She always says that Jeffrey is the best!!! I also took my youngest daughter to be prepare for an agent panel audition, and with really short notice, Jeffrey prepared her the best he could, due to the little time she had before the audition, and she did really good. We highly recommend Jeffrey!" Dinee Cadet, Mother
"Just work with Jeffrey. I book more than ever now that I have Jeffrey's techniques in my back pocket. I am the self-proclaimed "worst commercial actor", but I'm booking in the commercial industry WAY more than I used to because of his techniques. What you learn is nearly universal across all audition rooms. He teaches you HOW to use your anxiety and fear that infiltrates you the moment before you walk into the room - TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. I've never been more confident walking into the room."
Eric Casalini, Professional Actor
I went to Next Step Prep and Mr. Ingman came in to teach a big group of us and I learned so much. I leaned about a package audition and how to actually go into an audition room. I feel so happy to have been able to learn about my mistakes early on instead of going into a real audition, clueless. I also love how knowledgeable he is and how he can help us with finding the colleges for us. He was absolutely amazing and I wish I could have more time with him. Shannon Hughey-McNair High School Theatre Student
One of the most honest and emotionally connected people I know. Not only a coach for acting, but for life. Highly recommended. Ryan Mitchell, University of the Pacific
Proud of the success of my clients these last 9 months. Thanks to the following organizations for inviting me this spring and summer for the "Not A Moment to Lose" Audition Workshops: MCT's Next Step Conservatory, LaJolla Playhouse' Young Performers Conservatory, CSU San Marcos, Mira Costa College, Tuscan High School. And to my clients - all of whom have had dynamic success' auditioning throughout San Diego and for University Resident Theatre Auditions, Satellite Auditions, National Unified Auditions. Continued success - to my clients who have recently been successful in Agent / Manager, Commercial, and Film Auditions. It has been a good year!! Looking forward to Fall 2017 / Spring 2018. Please take a look at FB page 'Audition Coach - jeffrey h ingman
2017 / 2018 = Success
WORKSHOPS - It is still humbling to be asked and present workshops for Lajolla Playhouse (Musical Theatre Auditions), Missoula Children's Theatre, and MCIT. Mira Costa created an audition class - I got a chance to essentially teach what will be my book over 16 weeks! UC San Marco has also created a class specifically around my audition technique.
June is busting out all over - a surge of clients is keeping busy...THANK YOU SAN DIEGO!!!