Writing for Stage and Screen – High School – Winter/Spring 2020
During the first session, students will learn the key components of writing—character, dialogue, action, setting—for theater, television, and film and the how the mediums differ. They then will jump right into writing their own work, which they will send to the instructors between sessions. During subsequent sessions students will read each other’s work and receive notes from the instructors.
For high school students.
Six Sundays: Jan 5, Feb 2, March 1, March 29, May 3, June 7
1:30 to 2:30 pm
Classes will be held at: Theatre Artists Workshop, 5 Gregory Boulevard, Norwalk CT 06855
Tom Nieboer is a playwright and screenwriter from Mora, Minnesota. His work has been produced or developed by UglyRhino, IRT Theater, Hearth Gods, Lesser Mortals, Umbrella Theater Project, the Lyric Theater, the Skylight Theater Company, and the Project Arts Centre. His play Glowworm was nominated for three Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards and one Irish Times Irish Theatre Award. He is a founding member of The Tavern Rakes performance troupe in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy at Trinity College Dublin and has lectured at St. John’s University in Queens.
Brian J. Carter is a familiar face to TV, film, and New York area theatre audiences. He can be seen in the feature Ocean’s Eight (dir. Gary Ross, opposite Sandra Bullock) and delighted audiences this summer at Buck’s County Playhouse as Mr. Green in the well-received, knee-slapping comedy Clue. Recent film credits include Loserville (opposite Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Matt McGorry and Darby Stanchfield), The Family Fang (dir Jason Bateman), Sex, Death and Bowling (dir Ally Walker), The Preppie Connection (opposite Thomas Mann), In Stereo and Santa Con (dir. Melissa Joan Hart). Brian has appeared on television shows including The Blacklist, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Blue Bloods, Veep, Deadbeat, The Americans, Jessica Jones, Person of Interest, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order, Pan Am, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live. His stage career launched with the original production of the Pulitzer Prize©-winning Off-Broadway hit Wit (original production, MCC Theater/Union Square Theatre), which remains one of the most critically acclaimed productions in Off-Broadway history. Other stage credits include Vigil at the DR2; Collaborators, The President and Noon Divide both at Storm Theatre; Vast Machine at Axis Theatre; Broken Fences at Ballybeg Theatre; Waning Moon Over Bensonhurst at MCC Theater; In the Shadow of the Glen and The Dybbuk both at Marvell Rep; and Why Bother? and Years May Go By at Paradise Factory. He has worked at many acclaimed regional theaters including Westport Country Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Virginia Shakespeare Festival.