“My approach to teaching focuses on balancing the application of acting technique with the affirmation of each individual as uniquely equipped to contribute what he or she has to offer in the collaborative creative process. Specific to on-camera acting, I engage students in exercises designed to expand their facial expressiveness, increase their relaxation, and develop layered characterizations. I also do on- camera scene work appropriate to perceived type and against type. Whether doing exercises or working on scenes, I want to create a dialogue with students where their ideas, impulses and ‘mistakes’ lead them to take greater risks and open themselves more deeply to affect and be affected by others. My teaching philosophy also values connecting the artistic process to students’ daily lives through analysis, choice and reflection. In all my work with students, it has been my goal to use acting as a tool for social, intellectual and emotional development. On-camera acting is meant be fun, nuanced and full of discovery!”
A graduate of Stanford University and Yale School of Drama, Clark has taught at HB Studio, New York Film Academy, Hunter College, St. Francis College, and as a private coach. He is the 2019 recipient of the Lloyd Richards Teaching Fellowship by the National Alliance of Acting Teachers. As an actor, Clark has appeared on Broadway and starred in numerous TV series and films, most recently in the upcoming film JOURNAL FOR JORDAN with Michael B. Jordan, directed by Denzel Washington. He can also be seen on film in I SMILE BACK with Sarah Silverman and Josh Charles and the Jon Stewart film IRRESISTIBLE among other film projects. His TV credits include DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, THE CODE, LUKE CAGE, CONVICTION, ELEMENTARY, MADAM SECRETARY, SHOW ME A HERO, THE BLACKLIST, RESCUE ME, THE GOOD WIFE, GOSSIP GIRL, FRINGE, BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER: SVU, WHITE COLLAR, and the Ryan Murphy series POSE. On Broadway, Clark has starred in ALL MY SONS alongside John Lithgow, Katie Holmes, Patrick Wilson and Dianne Wiest, in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF with Terrence Howard, Anika Noni Rose, James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad, and in BRONX BOMBERS with Peter Scolari and Christopher Jackson. Clark portrayed Oscar Charleston in Lee Blessing’s COBB, performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre where it was produced by Kevin Spacey and won a Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble. To learn more, visit www.clarkjacksononline.com.