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
World Premiere!!!
Me, My Selfie & I co-premiered at Lompoc High School (Lompoc, CA) and Westmont High School (Campbell, CA) at the end of September. This one-act with a flexible cast introduces us to a group of teens as they struggle to find the balance between documenting their lives and living them. 
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
The Midnight Club is Now Published!
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 now published by Playscripts as part of a new collection, Scared Silly!
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
The Magic Hour
Viking Theatre (Rock Hill, SC), February 2018
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
White Knoll High School (Lexington, SC), February 2018
 
4 A.M.
Thurso Players (Caithness, United Kingdom), February 2018
 
Dear Chuck
Hardee High School (Wauchula, FL), March 2018
 
Me, My Selfie & I
The Young Creatives (Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom), March 2018
 
Me, My Selfie & I
Berkhamsted School (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom), March 2018
 
High School (non) Musical
Montrose Area School District (Montrose, PA), March 2018
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Fremont High School (Plain City, UT), March 2018
 
Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions
Del Valle High School (Del Valle, TX), April 2018
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
H. Hardcastle School (Edam, SK, Canada), April 2018
 
From Shakespeare with Love?
Bad Theatre Co. (Asuncion, Paraguay), May 2018
 
Me, My Selfie & I
Woldingham School (Woldingham, Surrey, United Kingdom), May 2018
 
Pepperoni Apocalypse
St. Helen Catholic School (Georgetown, TX), May 2018
 
High School (non) Musical
Coakley Middle School Drama Club (Norwood, MA), June 2018
 
After Math
Pope John Paul II High School (Hendersonville, TN), November 2018
 
 
Stay tuned...: I've got multiple play ideas I'm developing. See what appears first...
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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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