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Exploding the Text and Exploring Instincts with Justin Jain

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

A mini-workshop led by HotHouse actor and Director of Good Person of Setzuan, Justin Jain. Utilizing the HotHouse skills of deconstructing theatrical scripts and modalities of workshopping ideas, participants will get a glimpse behind the curtain of what goes into making bold and daring onstage choices, while honoring the artistic impulses and voice of the artists involved. Open to theatre makers of all kinds, we will all utilize the same base material, unpack tools for exploring, and end the session engaged in individual experiments with each participant involved.

Date: April 17
Wilma Theater


about Justin Jain

Justin Jain is an Actor, Director, Educator, and Wilma HotHouse Company member, previously appearing in Kiss, The Cherry Orchard, Minor Character, and Heroes of the Fourth Turning among many others at The Wilma. When not onstage, he’s making new work with his Barrymore nominated alt-comedy theatre company, The Berserker Residents ( Additionally, Mr. Jain has performed Off-Broadway and with many regional theaters including: 1812 Productions, Arden Theatre Company, InterAct, Lantern Theatre, Azuka, People’s Light, FringeArts, Shakespeare in Clark Park, McCarter Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Passage Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, The Assembly in Edinburgh, ASU Gammage, and Ars Nova NYC, among others. Justin won the 2019 Barrymore for Outstanding Performance in a Play for his work in The Great Leap. He teaches Theatre at his alma mater, The University of the Arts. As a Director, Justin’s recent credits include The Chinese Lady at InterAct Theatre, No Child… at The Arden, This is the Week That Is at 1812 productions, among many others. As a Dancer and Movement Coordinator / Choreographer, Justin has worked with choreographer David Gordon, Headlong Dance Theatre, The University of the Arts, 1812 Productions, among others. Justin hails from a dance background, later moving into theatre as an actor and is in constant pursuit of the actor’s full expression of the body as a vehicle for transcendent storytelling. Recent performance credits include Alice In Wonderland: A Musical Panto at People’s Light and The Play That Goes Wrong at 1812 Productions.