Here’s  what people are saying…

Paul Eddy

“She has a real talent for finding the questions that guide actors into the most grounded and honest performance.” 

Sibongile Ngako

“Working with Jackie was a pivotal step in my evolution as an actress.  She strikes the perfect balance of guiding the actors while encouraging them to explore their own creativity. I relish every opportunity I have to work with her!”

Charles Peters

 “Her keen insight and ability to create a playful atmosphere will excite any actor to reach new levels of exploration and discovery.”  

–Paul Eddy 
Love Song at SRT

–Sibongile Ngako
Cabaret at Cygnet Theatre Company

–Charles Peters
Director Heisenberg, Actor

Ann Mueller

“Jackie’s skills and expertise drive you to the core of your character and her attention to detail leaves you feeling empowered.”

Gabrielle Batista

 “Jackie instilled the confidence in me to reach for character roles that I thought I could never see myself play. Her sense of presence, joy, and play helped me feel relaxed and open for the work!”

–Michelle Ann Mueller
Actor and Teacher

–Gabrielle Batista
Development Director at Davis Shakespeare Festival, Actor

About Jacquelyn Ritz

Jacquelyn is a director, actor and coach. For SRT, she has directed And Neither Have I Wings to Fly, Communicating Doors, Accomplice, and next Lost in Yonkers. This summer she appeared in Lempicka at La Jolla Playhouse as the Baroness, directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin. She works extensively at North Coast Rep, currently performing the title role in Annabella in July. Regionally: Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Center, and the Kennedy Center in Sondheim’s Bounce (dir. Harold Prince). She is a member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.


$30 per class for a total of $300 for the entire 10 weeks.

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Scholarships available. *** 

*Showcase January 30, 2023: Scripps Ranch Theatre will invite directors, casting directors, and theatre professionals from our own pool and the San Diego area.  Other professionals will be welcome to attend, as well as friends and family.

***SRT is committed to increasing workplace or educational opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion.  Scholarships will be available. For consideration, please submit headshot, resume and statement of interest. 

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