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Terry coached SAM ROCKWELL towards his Oscar-winning performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Oscar-nominated performance in Vice. He has spent years coaching clients including Michelle Williams, Boyd Holbrook, Emmy Rossum, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chris Messina and Zac Efron.


Terry is a graduate of The Experimental Theatre Wing of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating from NYU, Terry trained as an actor and a teacher with William Esper. He taught at The William Esper Studio for 25 years before founding the Terry Knickerbocker Studio in Brooklyn, NY in 2016.  

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JBA is proud to present

Terry Knickerbocker


Master Class Intensive

live online

The focus of this Master Class is simple:


We will explore bold choices, rich relationships, authentic inner life and full use of your imaginations. All of this will support your work as an actor to be lively, rich and free. Be prepared to work and play hard.

Master Meisner Teacher 

 ...and renowned Acting Coach Terry Knickerbocker, called "the acting whisperer" by casting director and Killer Casting host Lisa Zambetti, will lead an intimate group of actors through a dynamic and on-your-feet two day workshop to make their scene work better. Explore bold choices, build rich relationships, and activate the full scope of their imagination to build a more authentic inner life. 


Students will work hard, play hard, and will rediscover their inner artist. 

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Sam Rockwell

Oscar Winning Actor 

"I first took an acting class from Terry Knickerbocker more than 25 years ago. Since then I have worked with him on every film and stage role I’ve done. Nobody’s better at what he does. Terry is incredibly intuitive and full of ideas that are usually outside the box. His sense of what is truthful is like a laser. I depend on him. He’s invaluable to me and I don’t know what I’d do without him."

and Tony Award Nominee

This Two Day Master Class limited to twelve participants that have either professional credits or previous training. Actors of all levels are welcome to audit. 


In order to register participants must register and send a copy of their headshot and resumes so that we can partner students up. (Students are welcome to apply together if they plan to work together.). Once paired, acting partners will collaborate to choose a 10-15 minute scene from a play. (No Film/Tv scenes) Terry will provide an extensive list

of scenes to choose from.

Students are required to start the workshop off book and rehearsed (including being fully blocked) and must be ready with appropriate costumes, dialect, props, and furniture. Participants will also be working both days so must be available to rehearse between the first and second day of class

Saturday/Sunday May 13/14 9am-3pm PT

Live online through Zoom

Full Participant


plus tax



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