Playwriting in TV Land

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:30pm
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
Taught by Many Voices Fellow Stacey Rose
Online and at The Playwrights' Center
$10 for Members, $20 for Non-Members

“You’d be hard-pressed to be in a [writers’] room these days without a playwright in it” - Rolin Jones, playwright, screenwriter (Weeds, Friday Night Lights, Smash, Boardwalk Empire)

It's January, in the land of television that means pilot season. Across the country, networks are developing new series that they hope to premiere the following season. This whole process begins with a writer and an idea. Join us to hear from Stacey Rose (2017 - 2018 Many Voices Fellow) on building worlds that stretch beyond the acts of a play. This seminar will outline the rules of show structure (30 and 60 minute epiodes), and discuss the shows that break them. In the last decade playwrights have increasingly made their way into TV writers' rooms. Why not you?

This is the seminar for you if:

  • You want to hear about the basics of writing for television
  • You've always wondered how a writer's room works
  • You're a writer and you've got an idea for TV, what's next?

PostScript: Stacey is the Writer's Assistant and Script Coordinator for the upcoming Netflix Original Series She's Gotta Have It (The Series). The show is based on the breakthrough 1986 movie (of the same name) for writer and director Spike Lee.

Playwrights of all experience levels welcome.

January 28, 2018 from 2:30 - 5:00pm CST: LOCAL REGISTRATION (1 Spot Remaining)

January 28, 2018 from 2:30 - 5:00pm CST: ONLINE REGISTRATION (FULL)

January 29, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST: LOCAL REGISTRATION

January 29, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST: ONLINE REGISTRATION

Questions? Email Education Coordinator, H. Adam Harris, at