Alison Maclean, Director “Jesus’ Son,” “Crush”
Joan Scheckel has developed her own unique method - though I hesitate to call it that because it's constantly evolving - based on years of acting training and her many collaborations with writers, directors, actors and students. She thinks like an artist, but she's rigorous - coaxing people to go beyond what they already know. She's also playful (which is important) and her perceptions verge on the psychic. I've worked with Joan several times, both in a Directing class and one-to-one doing in-depth script analysis work, and she continues to challenge and inspire me.