I WROTE A PROJECT-- NOW WHAT THE HELL DO I DO?
with Jessica Blank
Date: Sunday, February 11th
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
Limited to 40 students
Ages 18+ only
As actors (especially at AGR!) we are always hearing how important it is to create our own content and make work for ourselves. But once you've come up with an idea, and brainstormed and developed it, and maybe even written it down and turned it into a screenplay or a solo show or a play or a web series----um....what the hell are you supposed to do next? Many actors brand-new to producing get stuck at this juncture, wondering what to do with their script beyond show it to friends for feedback or make lists of the various "powerful" people you might know who might (you hope) (someday) do something with your project--- if only you can get them to read it. It's possible to spin your wheels in this spot forever, wasting all that energy you created by generating a piece of new work.....but it's equally possible to learn the concrete action steps you can take YOURSELF to ensure that your project takes shape in the world and becomes a reality. In this class, we will dig into the pathways to production for short films, web series, solo work, plays, and independent features. I've worked in all these forms, and can tell you what YOU can do, step by practical step, to ensure your project becomes a reality. Each medium calls for different strategies, so a lot of time will be devoted to Q&A to ensure your specific questions are addressed.
NOTE: you do NOT have to have finished a project to come to this class; the information I'll share is equally valuable whether or not you've completed a script. In fact, understanding how to get the work out in the world can be incredibly helpful in curing writer's block--because it removes the excuse of "but I won't know what to do with it once I write it!" Anyone who has an idea and wants to create their own work will benefit from this class.
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Jessica Blank is an actor, writer, director and producer. With her husband Erik Jensen, she is author of THE EXONERATED, a play based on interviews they conducted with over 40 wrongfully convicted death row inmates across the United States. THE EXONERATED won Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Ovation, Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards; it has also received awards from Amnesty International, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Death Penalty Focus, and Court TV, and was listed by the New York Times as "the number 1 play of the year." It was made into an award-winning movie adapted by Jessica and Erik, starring Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Brian Dennehy, Aidan Quinn and Delroy Lindo. Their documentary play AFTERMATH, directed by Jessica, opened New York Theater Workshop’s 2009-10 Off-Broadway season to rave reviews, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, toured internationally for two years and was nominated for two Drama League Awards. Their new play, HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC (based on the writings of Lester Bangs), under commission at CTG, was workshopped at the Public Theater and the La Jolla Playhouse and recently completed a sold-out run at the Kirk Douglas Theater and South Coast Rep, with Erik starring and Jessica directing.