TESTMONIAL, April 8, 2013, FOR: JESPER TRIER GISSEL
JESPER TRIER GISSEL recently came to New York City to work with me and to talk about acting and teaching. I found him to be sincere and intelligent in his desire to develop his students into fully rounded actors capable of trusting their instincts and exploring in the moment so that their responses would be open and imaginative.
In our work and in our discussions, Jesper showed me a willingness to take the risks as an actor himself, that ultimately lead to emotional truths only revealed through a fearless and emboldened curiosity.
Jesper expressed a deep commitment to teach his actors my approach of allowing them the freedom to feel every line in a personal way without the burden of analytical obligation.
In his desire to step outside the conventional methods of teaching actors, and to learn my approach first-hand, he has exhibited a probing and creative mind, and a conviction that honesty and truth must be the foundation of all acting, and that ultimately, it must be fun.
Author of How To Stop Acting