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Jessica Blank

Professor in the Graduate Drama Department at the Juilliard School

Jessica Blank is a writer, director, actor, and story consultant who trains leaders to harness the power of story.  Her background is in theater, film, and television as both creator and performer. She created the multi-award-winning play THE EXONERATED. Her work at the intersection of the arts and social change for nearly two decades has served as a laboratory to study how story can connect, inspire and motivate prosocial action. 

Jessica is a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Drama Department at the Juilliard School and serves as a founding mentor for the Writers Guild Initiative’s Helen Deutsch Writing Workshops and a mentor for the Firelight Documentary Lab.