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"Drawing on stunning new findings, Jae offers a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of our own life stories, which help create strategies and practices for receiving and dissecting criticism and feedback in a constructive manner. 

-Scot Reese, Emmy winning performer & scholar

A clear-eyed and truthful blueprint for how to handle criticism, and how to not let it rule your world. 

Kara Cutruzzula, Author, "Do It Now"

For anyone making and sharing their work, DeConstructing Criticism is a clear, thoughtful, and humorous look at the opportunity criticism affords. A beautifully crafted, step-by-step guide to receiving, processing, and applying (or not!) someone's response to your work. As important to someone just beginning their journey to someone already well on their path.

-Amazon Review

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DeConstructing Criticism should be on the required reading list for every writer. Every artist. Oh, what the hell. Everybody.

Mary Liz McNamara,

BMI Workshop

Simple, effective, and transformational.  DeCon is an accessible tool that empowers artists at all career stages, It is also an essential book for everyone who guides artists and ensembles: directors, choreographers, stage managers, designers, technicians, coaches, producers, educators, and facilitators. 

-Jeremy Williams
Founder, Convergences Theatre Collective

Criticism can be a boon to any creator - and Jae is is here to help you harness its utility & put it to work.


-The Riveter

Listen : Introduction


DeConstructing Criticism
DeCon Anniversary

DeCon Anniversary

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Chapter One

Chapter One

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Literary Salon for Teaching Artists

Literary Salon for Teaching Artists

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