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Directing the Actor Lab with Jennifer Warren (Class #4)

April 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

AWD is pleased to offer a 2022 virtual edition of Directing the Actor with AWD Founder and USC Professor Jennifer Warren. This six-month course will meet for monthly online sessions where each of the 12 selected directors will choose a scene from an established screenplay, cast it, and hold a rehearsal during class where they receive feedback in preparation for shooting their scene outside of class. The last class will be a screening of all 12 scenes, which will be critiqued by the class and an invited guest director.

*PLEASE NOTE: Participants have been selected. To audit this class, purchase a ticket ($12) HERE

Purchasing the auditing ticket(s) will allow AWD Member to view the DTA Class Session(s) live. Zoom Link will be sent out 24 hours prior to class. No class materials will be shared. No video recordings of the sessions will be shared. Dates/times subject to change. If you’d like to follow along with the reading, Jennifer teaches from Judith Weston’s Directing Actors book.


A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Women in Film, JENNIFER WARREN is a founding member and present chair of Alliance of Women Directors.

As an actress, Jennifer is best known for her leading roles in such features as “Night Moves,” opposite Gene Hackman (Screen World Award – Best Actress) directed by Arthur Penn; “Slapshot,” opposite Paul Newman, directed by George Roy Hill; “Fatal Beauty,” opposite Whoopi Goldberg, as well as “Another Man, Another Chance” opposite Jimmy Cahn, directed by Claude LeLouche. She has also starred in over twenty network movies.

Jennifer developed and directed the feature film, “The Beans of Egypt Maine,” for American Playhouse and Live Entertainment. Her second directorial feature, “Partners in Crime,” starring Rutger Hauer and Paulina Porizkova. “Partners” was distributed in America by Artisan Films and appeared on Direct T.V.

Jennifer is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the organization Pathways to Peace after having participated in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

The recent chair of the directing track at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, she  teaches directing on both the graduate and undergraduate level.


April 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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CA United States