Your Screenplay + Real Actors

This term, we're offering a revised version of a really cool class we've offered once before,  Master Scriptwriting for Stage and Screen. There are so many reasons we're excited about this class. It's the most intensive course for scriptwriting we've ever offered, and is the perfect class for someone who is looking for an agent, getting ready to apply for an MFA, or looking to get a screenplay produced. 

The course is unique in many ways: it's divided into two groups of only six students by discipline, so you'll be working with just a handful of other playwriting or screenwriting students. The first half of the course helps you polish and complete a full-length screenplay or play. Then, during the second half of the class, you'll workshop your script with professional actors and conclude with a staged reading of a scene from your script. And it's all done in partnership with the BCA. It's an amazing opportunity to work on your craft, as well as a fantastic resumé builder. 

Want to see what it's like to have a staged reading of a scene from your screenplay? Check out these great videos from the last class:


American Standard staged reading

The Terrier Effect Staged Reading

Compound Fracture staged reading

Forever Butterfly Staged Reading

Single Again staged reading

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About the Author

Whitney Scharer is a writer and book cover designer. Her short fiction has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Mare Nostrum, and elsewhere. She was awarded an Emerging Artist Award in Literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, a Somerville Arts Council Artists grant, a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Gerberding Fellowship to study creative writing in Rome. Whitney lives in Arlington with her family, where she is a co-founder of the Arlington Author Salon reading series. She is at work on her first novel, and is represented by Julie Barer at The Book Group. More information is available

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