The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Read our teachers’ biographies and see what classes they are currently teaching.
Marcieanna (Jasko) Klaustermeyer began as a working professional on Broadway and Off-Broadway over 15 years ago as an Associate for the late Benjamin Mordecai and August Wilson. Her credits include King Hedley, Jitney, and If It Was [sic] Easy (Off-Broadway). Several years later she would have producing credit with Apples and Oranges Productions for the Tony Award-Winning New Musical, Memphis. An additional interest in Screenwriting led Marcieanna to study the craft with the University of Southern California’s Rome Summer Production Workshop at Cine Citta Studios in Rome, Italy. She consequently earned her M.F.A. in Producing for TV/Film at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Screenwriting courses were heavily emphasized which helped Marcieanna become a story analyst in Hollywood, thanks to an initial internship with The Mark Gordon Company on shows like Criminal Minds and Grey’s Anatomy. She worked in TV Literary (Long-Form) at International Creative Management (ICM). She script-doctored the screenplay for the feature film, Fling (starring Brandon Routh), and was credited as Associate Producer. She’s produced several short films, commercials and PSAs before landing an opportunity in creative development for Mary Parent and Cale Boyter’s first-look deal at Paramount Pictures, receiving credit for big-budget films, Noah, Pacific Rim, Godzilla, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and developing the scripts of several other projects, including adaptations of a few New York Times Bestsellers. Marcieanna left the hustle and bustle of the studio to have her first child and consult for the Jim Henson Company, Rehab Entertainment and Chaotic Good Studios. When it came time for her second child she decided Hollywood was not a place to raise her children, and her husband took a job at Grow ad agency in Norfolk, VA. Marcieanna currently teaches Screenwriting courses and Scene Study at Regent University.