Take One Acting

Take One Acting

5.0 (17)
Best of 2022
32 hires on Lessons.com

About this pro

Jason has been a TV and Film actor since 2008. He first broke ground with a lead role in the surprise hit movie, "October Baby", one of Entertainment Weekly’s 15 most impressive box office performances of 2012.

You can now find Jason on television with roles in "The Walking Dead", "Atlanta", "The Resident", "Doom Patrol", "Genius: Aretha" "The Gifted", "The Originals", "Halt and Catch Fire", "Shots Fired", "Nashville", "Hindsight", "The Have and The Have Nots" and "Being Mary Jane." Movie credits include People's Choice nominated "I Can Only Imagine", "Lady and the Tramp", "Bigger" and "The Art of Self-Defense."

Jason is also the founder of "Act For A Change", a local theatre non-profit that gathers Atlanta actors, writers and directors to perform one-act plays for local charities. (actforachange.org)

Find more info on Jason at: jasonburkey.net or on IMDB

I thrive off of meeting new people and encouraging them in their pursuits, namely acting. To me, acting is one of the most visceral, healing and inspiring arts. It's an honor to invite people into that world and to help them succeed within it!  

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Fayetteville, GA 30214
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17 Reviews


  • Sam Smith

    Jason is amazing. He helps me with every part of acting and has helped me grow tremendously.

  • Sheila Kelly

    I love going to my classes with Jason. He is patient, gives good feedback and takes his time. I believe I am off to a great start! I highly recommend working with him!

  • Kelstyn Clements

    Jason is excellent! He is extremely invested in you as a student and truly challenges you to be the best actor you can be. He is professional and very skilled. He has taught me so much.

  • James Freer

    This guy is my rock! I was very nervous about getting back into acting after many years out. He was wonderful at encouraging me and guiding me back without making me feel like a newbie.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first like to get to know the student - what their experience level is, why they want to study acting and what their goals are/what they hope to accomplish through training. Then I setup a schedule based off that information. 

I focus on the foundations of acting for TV, film and commercials. We will train in audition technique, scene study and the business side of acting (set etiquette, resume structure, demo reels, website building and more). 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Cold Reading + Scene Study - Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop

 TV & Film Audition Study - Mornell Studios

Long Form Improv - Highwire Comedy Co.

On-Camera Audition Technique - Tim Phillips Studio

Meisner Technique - The Robert Mello Studio

Scene Study w/ Meisner Focus - Creative Studios of Atlanta

Meisner Technique - Los Angeles Film Studies Center

Short Form Improv - Improv Nashville Theater

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching out of a natural desire to help others succeed in a field I am extremely passionate about. To inspire and encourage them the same ways I've been inspired and encouraged in my life. I also really enjoy pointing out pitfalls in this crazy industry that can easily be avoided. I'm here as both coach and cheerleader!

What types of students have you worked with?

My training is structured for and focused on adult actors who are interested in pursuing acting as a profession or hobby. (Sorry kids!) My students range from beginner to experienced actors and everything in between!

Lessons offered

Film And Tv Acting Classes Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Meisner Technique Classes Scene Study Classes Theater Acting Classes