Courses cover workshops on structure, character development, format, as well as discussion of various films from all genres. Various in-class writing exercises used as prompts to develop the various aspects of storytelling.
Course goal: to complete Act One of an original screenplay, focusing on the initial draft and the process of rewriting.
Guest Artist @ Worcester Academy
Led workshops on character, structure, and storytelling for 4 drama classes, freshmen to seniors.
Teaching Artist @ New Brunswick High School
April – May 2012
Led workshops on character, structure, and storytelling for 25+ high school drama students, freshmen to seniors.
Ran feedback sessions on new play development of students' work based on Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process.
Discussed work one-on-one with students in the classroom.
Teaching Artist @ Perth Amboy After-School Program
April – May 2011
Led workshops on character, structure, and storytelling for 15+ high school drama students.
Playwright-in-Residence, Teacher @ Northern Stage Theatre Company School
February – May 2009
Modified curricula to teach students the fundamentals in crafting a well-made play.
Led workshops on character, structure, and storytelling for over 550 5th and 6th grade students in the Vermont and New Hampshire area.
Provided written feedback on students' work, as well as discussed work one-on-one with students in the classroom.
Chose 10 semi-finalists from over 550 ten-minute plays to be produced in the New England Primary Playwrights Festival at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT.
Supervised the young playwrights in rehearsals with professional actors, directors, and designers.