The Technique™ is the first, and only, entirely new approach to dramatic craft to be developed since The Method. 

A paradigm shifting approach to writing, directing and acting, The Technique™ throws out conflict as the source of story - and instead puts Meaning at the core.

The Technique™ is now the most influential craft utilized in Hollywood, impacting scores of groundbreaking films and tv shows, including Whale Rider, Little Miss Sunshine, Beginners and Transparent. Joan created the tools of The Technique™ through her own search for meaning in story, and evolved them by working closely on 84 features with first time or early career writer/directors. 83 of those features have been released. 74 came to Joan without finished scripts, stars, producers or financing. Altogether the projects have earned over 800 award nominations and 400 wins, including major category nods at the Oscars and Emmys.

What's The Technique™?