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I believe that anyone wishing to undertake the arduous task of the study of acting should be given as much encouragement and guidance as possible. As a playwright, actor and coach I strive to encourage student actors to pursue “THE CRAFT” in a manner that best suits their individual interests, aspirations and abilities. The wonderful thing about teaching actors is the requirement for individualized teaching and attention which makes it unlike any other kind of instructional academic environment.


My goal is to challenge and nurture the creative energy of students while fostering enthusiasm on their part for personal discovery of the acting process. I believe that the acting process is different for each student. While I agree there are basic skills an actor needs to understand regarding voice, movement, text analysis and period/styles, it is essentially an individual process which each actor must develop and continue to refine according to what works best for the actor. Theatre in our society is dependent upon artists strongly committed not only to their art from a personal standpoint, but also to the larger picture of the art of theatre and its essential existence in our society.


Just a Few Coached, Read with or Endorsing John Pallotta

Now or early in their career

Nikki Etheridge - Law and Order

Emmy Winner Jen Jiles

Emmy Winner Sue Dixon

Stacey Nelkin

Emmy Winner E. Dawn Samuel

Emmy Winner Ben Aaron

3 Time Tony Nominee Guy Shahar

Josh Murray Taxi Brooklyn Series

Flint Beverage  The Black List

Kenyah Hill Americas Next Top Model

Sarah Hartshorne Americas Next Top Model

Grammy Winner Kate Pierson

Grammy Nominee Talitha Cumi

Grammy Nominee Patrice Covington

Obie Winner Yvette Ganier

Lori Alexis Adult Industry Actor

Bonita Elery Louie C.K.

Joseph Donofrio Goodfellas

Frank Albanese Goodfellas, Godfather II

Oscar Winner Billy Badalato

Oscar Winner Reese Witherspoon (Early Modeling)

Oscar Nominee Chazz Palminteri

Oscar Nominee Danny Aiello

Oscar Nominee Randolofo Cacavale

Oscar Nominee Nicholas Lorain

Oscar Nominee Norma Aleandro

Oscar Nominee Ricardo Darin

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter

Tony Award Producer Ruben Brache

Emmy Winner Johnny Alonso

Emmy Nominee Kevin Terrel

Emmy Nominee Anna Chulmsky (Johns Play Vegas)

Emmy Winner James Brown

Emmy Winner Mia Michaels

Emmy Nominee Josh Charles (Broadway Orphans)

Emmy Winner Jon Favreau (Balm in Gilead)

Director Robert Downey Sr.

Grammy Nominee: Knoc-Turn'Al

Mr. USA Michael Lynn

Dan Manjovi  Award Winning Composer

Candiace Dillard Miss America


NY Knicks Roger Mason

Michael Phelps  Olympic Swimmer

Rebecca Crews  Director

Huston Rockets Kyle Lowrey

Activist Dick Gregory

Senator Frank Lautenberg

Ana Marie Jamoca Law and Order

Penwah Family Matters

Playboy Centerfold Cindy Guyer

Ron Millkie Friday The 13th

Milani Rose Super Model

Bianca Sloof Bubbles -­ VH1)

Creep Dogg Musical Artist

Asa Arnold Are We There Yet

Amanda Gordon Comedy Central

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The Artof Emotional Triggering

By John Pallotta

"Six Time Nominated BEST Acting Teacher"


Download the quick eBook FREE on developing your characters trigger points and Use John’s book to find new and interesting circumstances and obstacles that feed in the development of your character. Get John’s FREE eBook here and move your skill to the next level.


John Pallotta is the author of 23 plays for the stage and two books on Acting "ACTING IS A STATE OF MIND and "CHARACTERWORKS - THE ART OF EMOTIONAL TRIGGERING." and has been profiled in the Backstage Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The Credits.org, NPR Radio, NBC Television as well as a Reality show based on his acting classes.

John Pallotta World Tour 2014/2015

Acting Coach & Playwright




Student of

LeeStrasberg, StellaAdler,  BobbyLewis, UtaHagen,  

HerbertBerghof  & WilliamHickey


John Pallotta is SIX Time Nominated

"BEST Acting Coach",

"BEST Acting School",

"BEST Audition Teacher",

"BEST Monologue Coach",

"BEST On-Camera Class",

"BEST Improv Class"

According to Backstage ReadersChoice Awards 2014/15

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