Study with Me


Want to study with me?  If you're part of a writers' group, school or other organization and want to bring me out for a guest artist visit, check out the Arrange a Visit page.  But even if you can't meet with me in person, we can still work together.  Here's how:

Writers University
Whether you're a student looking for a leg up in playwriting, or a teacher who wants a solid playwriting foundation before you teach playwriting to your own students, "Introduction to Playwriting" is an easy, reasonably-priced way to learn the playwriting basics in the comfort of your own home or office. Each week in this month-long online course, you'll be given a series of lessons (e.g. character, structure, setting, etc.) and be assigned writing exercises on which I'll personally give you feedback. Not only that, but you'll have the opportunity to interact with me online and ask questions about playwriting. "Introduction to Playwriting" is part of Writers University, an offshoot of The Writers Store, which has been in the writing business for over two decades. The next session begins on September 12, 2011. To see a detailed course syllabus or to enroll, visit Writers University today!

Virtual Classroom
The next best thing to having me visit in person is to have me as a virtual guest artist. Let me know your needs and parameters, and I'll custom design a course for your students. I've successfully worked with both individual writers and school groups in the past via Skype video conferencing. Whether your school is in the United States or Canada, or as far away as the United Kingdom, Dubai or Australia, a virtual guest artist experience is a possibility!

 
 
Co-Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles
Playwrights
, member of The Dramatists Guild of America, and life member of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center.

Final Draft Resident Playwriting Expert and author of Playwriting101.com.

Resident Playwriting Expert of The Writers Store.





Recent News
Take My Online Playwriting Course!
Want to study playwriting from the comfort of your home, workplace or anywhere at all?  In Introduction to Playwriting, you'll get all of the basics of playwriting and be well on your way to writing a new play, but you don't even have to get out of bed if you don't want to!  Look for a new session this summer.  Get more information and enroll here:
www.screenwritersuniversity.com
New Play Now Available!
Read a sample of my latest play, the short comedy The Midnight Club, my teen monster-themed homage to the classic John Hughes 80s film. It's in the process of being published by Playscripts as part of a new collection, but for now, you can read the sample and contact them to get a reading copy!
Playwriting Webinars!
Now available for purchase, two great webinars from yours truly! Each is nearly 90 minutes and packed with info (with a PowerPoint too!):
Playwriting 101:  Everything You Need to Know to Write a Play
Writing Plays for Young People: How to Write for the Biggest Market Nobody Knows About

Upcoming Productions
Rumors of Polar Bears (one-act)
PA Drama (Pasadena, NF, Canada), March 2017
 
4 A.M.
Olathe South High School (Olathe, KS), April 2017
 
After Math
Olathe South High School (Olathe, KS), April 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Olathe South High School (Olathe, KS), April 2017
 
Rumors of Polar Bears (one-act)
The Berkeley School (Berkeley, CA), April 2017
 
4 A.M.
Quabbin Regional High School (Leominster, MA), April 2017
 
The Magic Hour
Kanab High School (Kanab, UT), April 2017
 
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Lincoln Junior High (Ellwood, PA), April 2017
 
4 A.M.
Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD), April 2017
 
The Magic Hour
Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD), April 2017
 
4 A.M.
Papillion Lavista South High School (Papillion, NE), April 2017
 
After Math
Penn Players (York, PA), April 2017
 
Harry's Hotter at Twilight
Kammerer Middle School (Radcliff, KY), April 2017
 
4 A.M.
Northern Guilford High School (Greensboro, NC), April 2017
 
4 A.M.
Lamont High School (Lamont, AB, Canada), April 2017
 
4 A.M.
El Cerrito High School (El Cerrito, CA), April 2017
 
4 A.M.
Northglenn High School (Northglenn, CO), May 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Rancho del Rey Middle School (Chula Vista, CA), May 2017
 
Dear Chuck
Garage Theatre (Monaghan, Ireland), May 2017
 
Dear Chuck
East Stroudsburg Area High School South (East Stroudsburg, PA), May 2017
 
Dear Chuck
St. Helen Catholic School (Georgetown, TX), May 2017
 
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Randall G. Lynch (Farmington, AR), May 2017
 
Vital Organs
Mount St Bernard College (Herberton, QLD, Australia), June 2017
 
4 A.M.
North Mecklenburg High School (Huntersville, NC), June 2017
 
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
The Valley School of Southern Oregon (Medford, OR), June 2017
 
After Math
Philip Barbour High School (Philippi, WV), December 2017
 
 
Me, My Selfie and I: Through scenes and monologues, an exploration of the selfie: the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Starting out as a writer? Get help by clicking here. You'll find playwriting instructional tips, links to young playwrights contests, sample query and cover letters and even a suggested reading list!
 
Can't figure out why your script isn't working? I can help. For a reasonable rate, I will give you detailed feedback to get your project back on track.

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