• Kinky Boots - Winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical
• These Seven Sicknesses - Nominated for 2012 Drama Desk Award for Best Director
In addition to her work as an actress, Amy Jo is an accomplished text and dialect coach, working steadily both privately and on production. As a production coach, she has worked on and off Broadway, regionally, and internationally. Privately, she's worked to prepare actors for a rather wide array of projects, including auditions, Broadway and national tours, television, comedy sketches, voiceover, songs, idiolects, improv teams, and probably a few she's forgotten. Amy Jo also works a great deal on Shakespeare, heightened text, audition prep, and monologue rep.
Coaching sessions can either take place in person or via Skype, except for lessons in IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), which need to occur in person.
Amy Jo is the dialect coach on the 2013 Tony Award winning musical KINKY BOOTS, and was the Voice and Text coach on the 2012 Drama Desk nominee THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES at The Flea Theater. Other credits of note include: HENRY IV, PART 1 (The Pearl); VENUS IN FUR (Singapore Rep); BEHIND THE PAINTING (in development); LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS (The Flea). Full resume available upon request.
Testimonials Working with Lady Jo
"Amy is a wonderful dialect coach with an astounding ear. She has helped me prepare for several auditions that required an accent and I've always gone in feeling confident."
~ Denis Lambert (A Chorus Line - B’way and 1st National Tour; White Christmas National Tour)
"Book a coaching with Amy Jackson... book jobs. Worked for me on multiple occasions."
~ Nick Adams (Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert; La Cage aux Folles (2010 Revival); Guys & Dolls; A Chorus Line; The Pirate Queen)
"Amy's expertise of the IPA combined with her fine-tuned ear makes for personal and highly efficient coaching sessions. I count on her for a productive, professional, and playful time."
~ Adina Verson (Yale School of Drama - MFA class of 2012)
"Amy Jackson [is] a superb young artist who served as our Dialect Coach for the World Premiere production of LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS in December 2010. Ms. Jackson worked with our young emerging company of actors, The Bats, on a variety of accents - from street Cockney to proper British, from country Irish to cosmopolitan Russian. The result was a hilarious display of verve and talent. Ms. Jackson is to be commended for her attitude, her precision and her winning demeanor. She was a total delight and an integral part of the creative spirit behind the production."
~ Carol Ostrow (Producing Director, The Flea Theater)