Do you feel like you have a whole host of ideas rattling around in your head but have no idea which one to focus on? Do you want guidance and advice as you prepare something new? Do you want a weekly meeting with tailored assignments to hold you accountable as you develop your next project?
If you said yes to any of these, then an Incubator is just what the doctor ordered! This brand new, four-week class will put you through your development paces and ensure that you get writing on the best foot possible.
Week #1: "The Medium is the Message" (Writers will submit concept, logline, basic outline draft and any character breakdowns for their fiction podcast to Jacquelyn before workshop, which she will work from through the workshop). We will discuss crafting a tale told to ONE, specifying a story for audio, Listener Endowment-how to elevate imaginative thinking for your story, and examples of radio drama/fiction pods + assignments for research, writing exercises
Week #2: "Grappling with Gestalt". We will take a deep dive into your own mythos-what’s personal in the yarn you are weaving? We will help you to state your thesis elegantly, develop your theme/premise/controlling idea and the unifying all these elements of your story within your soundscape. We will assign writing exercises and assignments around this theme.
Week #3: "Come to the campfire". We will develop dialogue for the audio drama--stripping the story to its most essential compelling elements and empowering the human voice. We will work through exercises and experimentations with writing dialogue and monologue for your podcast.
Week #4: "In the mind of the beholder". A hands-on session with the first pages of each writer’s script, hearing it out-loud, one-on-one feedback, tools to strengthen, further assignments for the future.
Jacquelyn Landgraf acts, writes, and directs across various mediums and genres, and recently moved from New York City to Los Angeles.
Jacquelyn is the creator and writer of the serial fiction podcast It Makes A Sound on the Night Vale Presents/PRX network, and the voice of Deirdre Gardner. She produced (with sound engineer Vincent Cacchione and composer Nate Weida) the original soundtrack album of the show, Wim Faros: the Attic Tape, which charted on iTunes and Amazon in its debut week. She has been a podcast panelist at Austin Film Festival, IFC Center, and the NYPL Performing Arts Library.
As an actor, she has performed and toured extensively on Off-Broadway, downtown, cabaret, and regional stages. She is an alumna of the New York Neo-Futurists, the prolific writer/performers of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and The Infinite Wrench.
Jacquelyn is on the acting faculty of the Atlantic Acting School in New York City, where she is a Master Teacher of Practical Aesthetics. She taught Script Analysis for Atlantic’s NYU Studio, working intensively with the Tisch School of the Arts undergraduate actors for nearly fifteen years.
She teaches performance and writing workshops throughout the country and internationally, including: The United States Department of State; Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Austin Film Festival; Brave Studios, Melbourne, Australia; Hollins University M.F.A. Dance Residency in Berlin, Germany; The Susan Marshall Dance Company; Brooklyn College; NYU Gallatin; Boston University; London’s Central Film School; and Improv Olympic West.
Her short plays and writings are published in 225 Plays by the New York Neo-Futurists; How To Be A Grown Up: the Complete and Definitive Answer; and Loose Lips.
Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.
Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.
You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.
If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at email@example.com!