Testimonials

Woman whispering in man's earINVALUABLE

Having a support group to talk to every week was invaluable. To know that the struggles I have are similar to the struggles that others have in this business. Knowing that they could help me with support and knowledge and also feeling at times that I could be of value to them was great. Having to be accountable in a positive way was wonderful. I learned, grew and found it all tremendously useful and terrific. My career and income blossomed and I felt I was always moving forward.

PAM SCOTT, Award Winning Playwright & Director, Teacher AADA, Terry Schreiber Studios

A LOVING NUDGE

“I really love Penelope. She is focused and caring, and she’s always trying to help her clients figure out how to turn up the dial on the work they already love doing. I think the key to her success — and that of her clients — is the loving nudge out of your comfort zone that feels at once challenging and completely doable. And if the baby steps out of the box are too scary for someone, then she helps them figure out why they’re so resistant while simultaneously offering some other options so that they can move forward successfully.”

JAMES DONEGAN, Off-Broadway and Regional Performer

PRAGMATIC

I hired Penelope at New Actors Workshop to teach the Business of Acting. She imparted great information and gave our students a positive, pragmatic way to organize and launch their careers. My initial work with Penelope was when she counseled me on my own artistic career. At a time when I was very involved with teaching actors and assisting with the management of New Actors Workshop, Penelope helped me to re-focus myself on my own creative work as a writer, musician and director. Her counsel was invaluable to me. It was this personal experience with her as a coach that inspired me to bring her in as a teacher to New Actors Workshop. Now, teaching in another program (modeled on the New Actors Workshop’s vision and curriculum) I recommend Penelope to all my New York bound graduates.

SHERRY LANDRUM KNOWLES, Artistic Director; Theatre Programs, Chattanooga State TCC College; Award-winning Director and Playwright

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MARYA LOWRY, Brandeis University, Drama Dept Professor, Career Programs Director

MIRACLE GROW

Meeting Penelope has been the best thing that has happened for me. She is a kind-hearted, and strongly skilled business person. She knows how to talk to people in such a way that you realize what you need to do to change your life- not just change in your life, but she specific steps forward to move forward in a career of your choosing.

Since I’ve been working with Penelope I’ve been able to reach out to brilliant acting coaches, casting director, agents, and managers. I’ve auditioned regularly, and been booked for work. That’s because she has taught me not to be afraid to reach out to people, and how to stay in contact. Most importantly she has taught me, how to guide myself in life. Before I was afraid to do so, but now I can honestly say I’m guiding myself into a light of success. I started out as a seed getting ready to grow. And now I’ve blossomed into success, and I’m ready to show my beauty to the world. Penelope Brackett is like ‘miracle grow’, she will help you start to bloom, and will help you to find the strength to keep going in life, and in your career.

NICOLE MARIE STULTZ, Actress & Writer

ENGAGING IN POSSIBILITY

The fact that I make my living working in the theatre as a director/writer/teacher/actor is significantly a result of my work with Penelope. She helped me see strengths that I already had but wasn’t using and to build skills to develop new ones. With her I shaped my mission statement: to engage in possibility with compassion and integrity. Penelope brings those very qualities to her coaching: compassion, integrity and possibility. Penelope is an extraordinary coach. She generously helps sow the seeds, nurture the garden and celebrate the bounty.

LESTER THOMAS SHANE, Int’l Director/Actor/Writer “Mortal Coil, Teacher AADA, NYFA, PACE

A LIGHTHOUSE IN A FOGGY NIGHT

For me, this course was like a lighthouse on a foggy night. Kimberly (Vaughn) and Penelope helped put into focus a vision for my career. The Audition Interview Dynamite class gave me clarity about my type, my goals and led directly to me booking regional work, my first Equity national tour and now a principal role on Broadway, Rosalia in the Broadway revival of “West Side Story”, all within four months of taking the class.

JENNIFER SANCHEZ, Broadway/Regional Actress: Rosalia “West Side Story”

AN ESSENTIAL PART OF MY SUCCESS

“Penelope is great to work with and has been an essential part of the success I’ve achieved. Direct, thoughtful and sensitive. She’s got it all.”

STEWART SCHNECK, Commercial, Film, Theatre Actor

ACCOMPLISHING THINGS I DIDN’T EVEN THINK WERE POSSIBLE

“Penelope is an incredible Life Coach & is especial great at working with actors and other artist who need to be encouraged to be fearless! She helps her clients get centered & focused. I had wonderful results while working with her and accomplished things that I didn’t even think were possible. I would recommend her to anyone! Even non-artist should work with her because we can never be too courageous when it comes to living the life we have always dreamed of. Penelope can help you do that. She’s genuine, nurturing, and insightful. You will get so much out of her coaching!”

NYLE LYNN, Actress & Writer

SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS

I credit whatever success I’ve achieved to the work I’ve done with Penelope and the Creative Seed. Perhaps even more importantly, I can credit a lot of my HAPPINESS as a person and as an actor – my ability to enjoy the process of living and seeking work (our every day job as actors…) – to the work I’ve done with my coach. I got very clear about who I wanted to be as an artist, and what kind of work I wanted to be doing. I now have a great relationship with a legit agency that I love, and I know they love me. I have appeared on Law & Order and SVU and HBO’s The Laramie Project, as well as working extensively regionally. Having a coach allowed me get stuff done, one manageable step at a time. I made calls. I created a solo show. I kept in the game. And finally, the right relationships were formed when I had the right skills at the time they were useful to the right people.

BARBARA PITTS, Actress/Writer, Law & Order, SVU, The Laramie Project, HBO/Off-Bway, Berkeley Rep, Denver Theatre Center

A COMMUNITY OF LIKE MINDED ARTISTS

If you are looking for guidance in creating a clear career path, she is and continues to be extremely helpful and nuturing. She is terrific at goal setting and taking actions to attain those goals.

She has developed a great community of like minded artists who are invested in bringing their work and lives to the next level. She helps people help themselves and encourages them to think outside the box. If you are new to the business of acting or looking to refresh your career, look no further! I highly recommend Penelope and the Creative Seed!”

KATE GREER, Actress, Screenwriter, Producer

I Learned The Business; I GOT A LIFE

“I have worked with Penelope and The Creative Seed on and off since 2003. This work totally changed my life, my career and my attitude. I learned how to view my singing career as a business and I changed my approach, my marketing strategies (I had NO marketing strategy at the time!), and developed a positive attitude. More importantly I “GOT A LIFE” and began to enjoy each day, each creative step forward, and each opportunity that I had to I reach out to help another artist in my community. Thank you Penelope!!!”

DOROTHY BISHOP, Musical Comedy Solo Artist; “Dozen Divas”, Cabaret/Cruise Headliner

AMAZING RESULTS AWAIT YOU

“Penelope is a nurturing and highly spiritual being. She helps you align your goals and not only helps to make them clearer but she teaches how to tackle the tasks that will allow you to make them come to fruition. She has helped me in so many ways and has been a special part of my personal journey. I recommend her without any hesitation. She is compassionate and filled with integrity. “Penelope Extraordinaire” will definitely help you build the steps to your goals, sewing and watering your seeds. You have to try a session with her to see the amazing results that await you on the other side.”

MICHELE BALDWIN, Actress, Writer, Producer

Turning an ‘IDEA’ into a ‘JOB’

I was cast in “Orpheus Descending” for the Provincetown Tennessee Williams festival. This just after I returned from a fantastic run as Meg in “Damn Yankees”. It was a great cast and I made many connections, not the least of which was the director, Richard Sabellico (Also Broadway performer, played Rooster in Annie on Broadway). He really liked my work and we’re working on a fall opportunity to work together.

Contemplating my first meeting with Penelope at Two River Theatre’s career seminar; the idea that I might really be able to do this entered my head through Penelope. It was through her that my agent decided I could act (this was before she knew I could sing). I am just acknowledging how much Penelope helped me to get to this point…and how very grateful I am.

PATRICIA BARTLETT, Regional Theater Actress & Vocal Coach

SHOWING UP FOR MY LIFE

I credit whatever success I’ve achieved to the work I’ve done with Penelope and the Creative Seed. Perhaps even more importantly, I can credit a lot of my HAPPINESS as a person and as an actor – my ability to enjoy the process of living and seeking work (our every day job as actors…) – to the work I’ve done with my coach.

I have appeared on Law & Order and SVU and HBO’s The Laramie Project. The Laramie Project took me to the Sundance Theater Lab, Sundance Film Festival, and in between to the Denver Center, Union Square Theater, Berkeley Rep and La Jolla Playhouse! I can honestly attribute these opportunities to the work I did with a coach. Of course I griped about spending the money, but it seems like a bargain now (it is deductible after all).

Briefly, having a coach allowed me get stuff done, one manageable step at a time. I got very clear about who I wanted to be as an artist, and what kind of work I wanted to be doing. I got good at communicating my purpose with others. I got very good at figuring out what was truly important to me and I started creating a whole life that felt meaningful (because Lord knows, you can’t look to the industry to validate you!). Coaching kept me showing up for my life.

BARBARA PITTS, Stage & Screen Actress/Writer, Emmy Nominee, “Laramine Project”

INVITING IMPORTANT PEOPLE TO THE “PARTY”

Penelope has taught me that I can contact important people on my own and “invite them to the party” of my endeavors and then actually start to enjoy the party myself!

I can be charming and I can take responsibility and action and I can organize and execute a career strategy, Penelope didn’t give me those abilities. But she has been instrumental in teaching me a philosophy that could bring these positive attributes to the fore, instrumental in instilling me with the idea that I can take action, that it will make a difference and that I can help other people to help me. And she has helped me create a career strategy that suits my time and specific aspirations. But perhaps most importantly, Penelope has taught me that I can contact important people on my own and “invite them to the party” of my endeavors and then actually start to enjoy the party myself! And that has made all the difference…

DAVID FRANK, Stage & Screen Actor/Writer/Producer

GUIDANCE AND INSPIRATION DIVINE!

I wish there were words adequate enough to express my feeling of gratitude towards you, Penelope…

Maybe: “Guidance and inspiration divine!”

BRIGITTE MIHURKO, Actress Film/TV, Theatre

I Learned The Business ; I GOT A LIFE

“I have worked with Penelope and The Creative Seed on and off since 2003. This work totally changed my life, my career and my attitude. I learned how to view my singing career as a business and I changed my approach, my marketing strategies (I had NO marketing strategy at the time!), and developed a positive attitude. More importantly I “GOT A LIFE” and began to enjoy each day, each small creative step forward, and each opportunity that I had to I reach out to help another artist in my community. Thank you Penelope!!!”

DOROTHY BISHOP, Solo Artist; Cabaret/Cruise Headliner

AMAZING RESULTS AWAIT YOU

“Penelope is a nurturing and highly spiritual being. She helps you align your goals and not only helps to make them clearer but she teaches how to tackle the tasks that will allow you to make them come to fruition. She has helped me in so many ways and has been a special part of my personal journey. I recommend her without any hesitation. She is compassionate and filled with integrity. “Penelope Extraordinaire” will definitely help you build the steps to your goals, sewing and watering your seeds. You have to try a session with her to see the amazing results that await you on the other side.”

MICHELE BALDWIN, Actress, Writer, Producer

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