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NEW STUDENTS:  Check out the first session for only $20 Bucks.  No Obligation!

If You’re An Actor, You’ve Had The Experience of Waiting For That Dream Role To Finally Come Along.

You know you can’t build your career playing paper-thin roles. But finding a play or film with the kinds of characters you dream of playing is sometimes even harder than getting cast in one.

Maybe it’s time to create that role for yourself.

This one of a kind workshop will not only teach you the craft of play and screenwriting. It will profoundly transform your work as an actor, by teaching you to see a role from the other side of the page.

Harness The Power of Seven Act Structure

Rather than imposing formulaic models from the outside, you will learn how to organically “grow” your script, from initial idea, to character, to scene, to act, to the movie you’ve always dreamed of writing.

Learn a New Craft By Drawing on the One You Know

Designed specifically for actors looking for a foundation in writing, and writers looking to understand the craft from an actor’s perspective, this unique four week workshop will show you how to get your creativity flowing at will, and draw upon your acting knowledge to write the kinds of characters that you’d want to play.

A Community That Fuels Your Creative Fire.

Our special approach to feedback fosters a close-knit community of fellow writers, whose only goal is to support you in yours. Together, you’ll discover a new form of feedback that keeps the focus on what really matters: your story and how you want to tell it.

Build A Writing Lifestyle.

This workshop will teach you more than just great writing. It will prepare you to make writing a permanent part of your life. Along the way, you’ll learn how to overcome writer’s block, self doubt, procrastination, and other obstacles to build the writing life you have always wanted for yourself.

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Jessica Hinds is the real deal… she understands writing and writers and does not mess around. She has the special ability to get to the truth of a character and a scene, and she is brilliant at crafting story. Working with her certainly made me a better writer.”
– Brendan Clifford, Writer “After Lately” & “Little Bush”

“With [Jess] I’ve always felt the deep pleasure of collaborating with someone of genuine seriousness and dedication. Actors find her work challenging and emotionally nurturing and her colleagues appreciate her deep commitment to the truth.”
– Christopher Shinn, Pulitzer Prize Nominated Playwright

“An artist of unusual skill, sensitivity and motivation. In her writing, Jessica has consistently challenged herself to probe the most difficult and complex aspects of the lives of her characters. She is also an excellent collaborator, who holds her fellow artists in high regard – she is both inspired by and inspiring to directors and actors.”
-Pippin Parker, Co-Founder of Naked Angels theater Company

“Jessica is a stunningly talented, incredibly driven writer whose work examines a broad range of themes. She is prolific, professional, and proactive in getting her work off the page and into production. She’s an absolute pleasure to work with and learn from, and is, in a word, inspiring.”
– Will Trichon, Writer/Performer

“Jessica is a wonderful colleague: specific in her notes, thoughtful in her assessment, and genuine in her desire to understand what the work is striving to be before offering feedback. Jessica is a truly exciting writer, and great to work with – collaborative, passionate and rigorous.”
– Tamara Fisch, Director

“One of Jessica’s greatest strengths is her exceptional understanding of the craft of storytelling; her ability to utilize structure, character, and the word with such grace and ease.”
-Elizabeth Carlson, Director

“As a filmmaker, I had the great pleasure to work with Jessica Hinds… for [her] talent not only as a screenwriter, but also as a dialoguist… [and the] imagination and culture which [she] brings out in her work and the project we worked on… I so strongly recommend her for ambitious artistical projects.”
– Morgan Cini, Réalisateur (Film Director)

“Jessica asks a tremendous amount of those around her but never more than she herself offers. Jessica is a complete artist who has never been afraid to work outside her comfort zone.”
-John Hurley, Director/Actor


JESSICA HINDS is a screenwriter, playwright and lyricist from Contra Costa County California. She is the author of the award winning short “Stranger at Home” and has been a finalist in over a dozen major competitions and festivals including the prestigious O’Neill Conference (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and the 2009 Heidman Award. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from the New School for Drama. Jessica currently lives, writes and paints in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.



Write Your Play or Screenplay Today.

Class appropriate for all levels of writing and acting experience.

You’ll love this class, or your money back.

NEW STUDENTS:  Check out the first session for only $20 Bucks.  No Obligation!

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