In this workshop, we endeavor to explore the interaction between two mysterious and intricate creative processes: the writing process, and the process an actor undertakes when bringing a character to life. We will look at a few different texts that examine the ideas behind each process, as well as excerpts from scripts to see these ideas in action. We will also consider the collaborative aspects of this creative relationship, both on established texts that have already been produced as plays or films, and also in current professional contexts when a script is in the process of production as a film, television show, or a new play.
We invite any writer interested in either of these processes to explore the co-mingling of these crafts from new perspectives. This course is especially of interest for scriptwriters interested in tackling their craft with additional perspective from a professional actor, as well as actors who are interested in developing their writing skill and exploring the creative process from a writer's perspective. All writers at any level are welcome!
JR Robles is an actor, writer, filmmaker, and teacher based in Nashville, TN. His recent writing credits include Compassionate Caren in the Big Bad World, and Breaking. He has many projects, screenwriting and otherwise, in development. He is a prominent member of the Nashville AAPI Writers Group, and was one of the featured readers at the inaugural AAPI Writers Showcase.
"JR was an amazing instructor. He welcomed screenwriters of all levels, including beginners like myself. He was warm, encouraging, and spoke out of experience as a writer and actor. His writing exercise was unique and memorable. I would definitely take another class with him in the future!"