Events: 1/18/2011 - San Francisco Playwrights Center http://www.playwrightscentersf.org1/26/2011 - Bay Area Women in Film and Media http://www.bawifm.orgCurrent teaching: http://www.filmactingbayarea.comSpeaking engagements: Connecticut Screenwriters Association, Bay Area Women in Film and Media, San Francisco Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco Chapter Indie-Club, San Francisco Black-American Film Festival. Hester Schell is a master acting teacher, writer, producer, stage and film director, actor, mentor and coach. Her academic background includes: Tenured Professor of Theatre Arts: De Anza College in California, where she pioneered the film acting and stand-up comedy programs; Adjunct Professor of Theatre: Notre Dame de Namur University. Guest Faculty: University of London, San Francisco's Film Arts Foundation, and The San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking. Recent plays and screenplays: Colony Collapse, The Dark Room, Soul's Messenger, and A Cup Of Coffee, written for the New England Russian Theatre Festival. Recent directing: San Francisco Playwrights Center, Provincetown Playwrights Festival, New England Russian Theatre Festival. Shorts: Ju$T Under A Million (narrative comedy. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0cbrR... ), premiere - Beverly Hills High Definition Film Festival; Airs regularly on Hottv cable in Austin, Dallas and Atlanta; Doc. - Blankets for Afghanistan broadcast through Free Speech TV. Other film festivals include: Cannes, Cinequest, San Francisco International Film Festival, Rochester and Boston Film Festivals and others. Career highlights include touring England with the award winning puppet company Lunatique Fantastique and while in graduate school, on team USA in Russia at the International Children's Theatre Festival. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Harvard Square Screen Writers. Master of Fine Arts: University of Utah; Bachelor of Arts: Portland State University; Associates of Arts: American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Conservatory training: Trinity Square Repertory Theatre Conservatory, Providence, Rhode Island. Hester has been casting plays, short films and features throughout her career and is available for workshops and seminars on a variety of topics. Contact her through: email@example.com, LinkedIn.com and Facebook. Student testimonials here: http://www.bayareacasting.com/infoact...More Raves about CASTING REVEALED: A Guide For Film Directors http://www.bayareacasting.com/contact..."