Teaching Statement from Jessica Hecht: “My deepest interest in teaching acting is to figure out how the language works before we start ‘acting.’ So, teaching in an online format is a bit of a dream come true. Our focus will be on script analysis, all text based. Rather than gearing this class toward putting up a scene, I will assign scenes for you to work on, but from the perspective of having rehearsal the next day for a workshop or reading.”
Each class with Jessica Hecht will focus on the work of one or two playwrights. Recent playwrights drawn from include Arthur Miller, Anton Chekov, Lillian Hellman, Lynn Nottage, Tennessee Williams, Susan Lori Parks, Annie Baker and Sarah Ruhl.