Jeffrey Stocker is a renowned professional acting coach and a accomplished director since opening his own acting studio in New York City from 1978-2009. His clients can be seen today performing on the Broadway Stage to Television and Motion Pictures.
The client list of actors he is proud to have coached over the years have included Anne Nathan, Crista Moore, Christopher Innvar, Sean McDermott, Aiko Nakasome, and members from the ensemble casts of “Mama Mia”, “Grease”, “Phantom of the Opera”, “Chicago”. “Ragtime’. “Les Miserables” and “West Side Story” just to name a few.
Jeffrey Stocker has directed Francis Sternhagen, Joan Copeland, Cliff Robertson, and Tammy Grimes in numerous readings at the National Arts Club in New York City where is serves as a Board of Governor and Chair of the Theatre Drama Committee.
Jeffrey Stocker has coached young professional children actors to adults and is highly recommended by leading NY and LA Talent Agents and Casting Directors. He is currently coaching the talented Rory Caulkin on his auditions and roles in such films as the upcoming feature “12” directed by Joel Schumacher.
As one of today’s leading acting coaches for both stage and film he teaches an original audition “cold-reading” technique with the use of video equipment.
Jeffrey Stocker is the Founder and Director of the American Readers Theatre a 501(3)c not for profit arts organization which promotes literacy located in New York, Pennsylvania , and Oregon.
As a professional director he has directed over 100 stage productions and readings in NYC at the National Arts Club, Players Club, Princeton Club, and City College of NY. He has collaborated with award-winning playwrights Edward Albee and Christopher Durang.
Jeffrey Stocker has been award grants from the NEA for the BIG READ, Christopher D. Smither’s Foundation for the creation of the Theatre Workshop- teen alcohol awareness program, and the Noel Coward Foundation .
Jeffrey Stocker has been on the teaching faculty of the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC, the Portland Festival Ballet Studio in Portland, Oregon and the Magnus Midwest Summer Dance Intensive in Flint Michigan where he has created a highly successful acting
program called ACTING FOR THE DANCER.
Jeffrey Stocker is the current Artistic Director for the Presby Players in Port Jervis, New York and continues to direct readings and full productions throughout the country.
In February 2010 he will be directing “Charlotte’s Web” for the American Readers Theatre/Portland Festival Ballet Theatre Dept. at the Beaverton City Library
In April of 2010 he will be directing ‘Hammerstone” for the Portland Civic Theatre Guild
In May 2010 he will be directing Olympia Dukakis in NYC in a new play written by Robert Anderson called “The Last Act Is A Solo”
Jeffrey Stocker Director 917-902-4174
Productions The Last Act Is A Solo …. Portland, Oregon …National Arts Club, NYC The Cocktail Hour (Starring Remak Ramsay)….National Arts Club, NYC Everyone Expects Me To Write Another “Streetcar” (Starring Jeremy Lawrence)…..National Arts Club, NYC Love From Shakespeare to Coward (Starring Tammy Grimes)….National Arts Club, NYC Mr. Williams and Miss Wood (Starring Francis Sternhagen)….National Arts Club, NYC I Can’t Remember Anything (Starring Joan Copeland)…..National Arts Club, NYC Backwards and In High Heels (Starring Louisa Cabot)….National Arts Club, NYC The Zoo Story ( 50th Anniversary Reading in collaboration with Edward Albee)….National Arts Club, NYC Durang/Durang…..National Arts Club, NYC The Rodgers and Hammerstein SONGBOOK……Presby Players, Port Jervis NY. The Comedy of Life……..Presby Players, Port Jervis N.Y The Ladies of Spoon River…….Presby Players, N.Y HeartSongs by Mattie Sepanek…..National Arts Club, NYC Forevermore-Edgar Allen Poe……Delaware Valley School District, PA The Lincoln Letters….The Columns Museum of Pike County Pennsylvania The Noel Coward SONGBOOK…..National Arts Club, NYC A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote….The Columns Museum, PA The Grapes of Wrath….BIG READ of the Pike County Public Library, PA American Talking Heads……National Arts Club, NYC Gift of the Magi…..The Columns Museum, PA Our Town……Grey Towers Heritage, PA Not My Fault ( in collaboration with Christopher Durang…National Arts Club, NYC Christmas 1933.…..National Arts Club, NYC Dracula…..Grey Towers Heritage, PA Cat On A Hot Tin Roof……National Arts Club, NYC James Pinchot- The Father of Conservation…..Grey Towers Heritage, PA Charlotte’s Web……Grey Towers Heritage…National Arts Club, Beaverton Library, OR War of the Worlds….Grey Towers Heritage, PA Glass Menagerie….City College NYC Night Mother (Starring Kelly Bishop and Crista Moore) ….National Arts Club Kennedy’s Children……City College of NYC Graduate Honors Program Real Queen of Hearts…..National Arts Club, NYC Sunday on the Rocks….National Arts Club, NYC Hooters….City College, NYC Visitors Fom Chicago….National Arts Club, NYC Ladies In Waiting….Acting Studio, NYC The Bullpen….Acting Studio, NYC Bedrooms….Acting Studio, NYC Visit To A Small Planet….National Arts Club, NYC Lovers and Other Strangers….Acting Studio, NYC Effect Of Gamma Rays…..Smithers Foundation, NYC The VIP (with Cliff Robertson)….Smithers Foundation, NYC The Rainmaker….City College, NYC Gift of the Magi….National Arts Club, NYC The Mind with a Dirty Man….National Arts Club, NYC The Women….National Arts Club, NYC Rapunzel…International Performing Arts Festival, Milford, PA Rumors…Acting Studio, NYC Haunting of Hill House….National Arts Club, NYC Seven Year Itch…National Arts Club, NYC Dracula….National Arts Club, NYC Blue Denim….National Arts Club, NYC The Matchmaker….National Arts Club, NYC The Runner Stumbles….National Arts Club, NYC Twelve Angry Men…..City College, NYC Counting The Ways (in collaboration with Edward Albee) City College, NYC Our Town….Grey Towers Heritage, PA Beautiful Bodies….National Arts Club, NYC Chapter Two…..Acting Studio, NYC Of Mice and Men….City College, NYC Lady House Blues….National Arts Club, NYC Boy’s Life…National Arts Club, NYC The Children’s Hour….National Arts Club, NYC That Championship Season….National Arts Club, NYC Steel Magnolias….National Arts Club, NYC A Girl’s Guide To Chaos…National Arts Club, NYC Last Of The Red Hot Lovers…..National Arts Club, NYC Butterflies Are Free…..National Arts Club, NYC Dead People Aren’t Scary …..NYU Graduate Theatre/Dept. NYC Wrong Turn at Lungfish….National Arts Club, NYC Sunday On The Rocks…National Arts Club, NYC The Dinner Party….Acting Studio, NYC Blithe Spirit…National Arts Club, NYC Kennedy’s Children….City College, NYC Hurlyburly….National Arts Club, NYC Sorry Wrong Number/The Hitchhiker…National Arts Club, NYC William’s Last Chance…Blue Heron Theatre, NYC The Line That’s Picked Up 10,000 Babes…National Arts Club, NYC Lips Together Teeth Apart….National Arts Club, NYC A Family Reunion…Blue Heron, NYC Agnes of God….National Arts Club, NYC The Blond…Blue Heron, NYC The Sanctuary….Blue Heron, NYC Gennareniello….NYU Graduate Dept., NYC Three Women Dating Henry….Princeton Club, NYC Beautiful Bodies…National Arts Club, NYC Murder Play….National Arts Club, NYC Animal Farm….National Arts Club, NYC La Ronde….National Arts Club, NYC Bless Me Father….National arts Club, NYC Bell, Book, and Candle….National Arts Club Einstein….Princeton Club, NYC A Visit to A Small Planet….National Arts Club, NYC Christmas 1933...National Arts Club, NYC Love Allways….National arts Club, NYC Love Of A Pig…..National Arts Club, NYC Cat On A Hot Tin Roof….Smithers Foundation, NYC Days of Wine and Roses….Smithers Foundation, NYC Taste Of Honey….Smithers Foundation, NYC Key Exchange…..National Arts Club, NYC Christmas Carol….Presby Players, NY Young Marrieds at Play….Smithers Foundation Storied Lives….National Arts Club,NYC The Best Of Everything….Princeton Club, NYC A Delicate Matter….Princeton Club, NYC Sister Stories…National Arts Club, NYC Jesus Christ Superstar….Canton Cultural Center, Ohio West Side Story….Canton Cultural Center, Ohio Godspell….Barberton Summer Musical Festival, Ohio The Boyfriend…..Barberton Summer Musical Festival, Ohio Jacque Brel Is Alive and Well….Akron Summer Theatre, Ohio Star Spangled Girl….Akron Summer Theatre, Ohio The King and I…..Canton Opera Guild, Ohio George M…..Barberton Summer Musical Festival, Ohio Mame….Neils New Yorker, NJ You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown…Little Theatre, NYC The Bad Seed….. Little Theatre, NYC The Legacy….Little Theatre, NYC Entertaining Mr. Sloan….Little Theatre, NYC
Positions Held Barberton Summer Musical Theatre Festival, Ohio ….Artistic Director 1974-76 Canton Urban Arts Festival, Ohio…..Artistic Director 1977-78 Little Theatre on Riverside Drive, NYC……Artistic Director 1979-80 Film Acting Studio, NYC ….Founder and Director….1980-2009 Presby Players in Port Jervis, NY…..Artistic Director 2002-Current National Arts Club, NYC…Board of Governor and Chair of Theatre/Drama..1982-Current American ReadersTheatre, NYC, PA , OR….Founder and Director…..1990-Current Grants Awarded Smithers Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, EITC Grant in PA, and The Noel Coward Foundation.