A Good Story Well Told: Performance Writer’s Workshop I
with Georgeana Mimms
This workshop is for serious performance writers. Writers who want to improve their craft and create a strong first draft stageplay, screenplay, TV pilot or performance piece such as a sketch or stand up routine. We’ll be covering topics such as:
- What protagonist(s) fit your premise and why
- Revealing characters through conflict
- Beat turns
- Staying within the spine (cut, cut, cut)
- Analyzing your work scene by scene, bit by bit, joke by joke.
Each participant will then be given the opportunity to perform their own work, or have a stage or table reading for critique. Class is limited to 8 students.
Workshop meets Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30PM for seven weeks
April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 and 11.
Workshop Fee: $150 for all 7 weeks
Workshop Required Text: The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri
Click here to enroll online, or call the Box Office 760-296-2966
About the Instructor:
I’ve always loved telling stories. And today, I’m a professional story teller. I’ve been selling my work to Hollywood and British producers since 1996. And I love to teach my craft. Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get crafting! Submission of a writing sample or acting experience is a prerequisite.
Prior to becoming a professional story teller, I was a senior marketing and finance executive for major Hollywood Production Companies such as Jim Cameron’s Lightstorm, Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment and Dino DeLaurentiis’ DEG. I’ve worked with talent such as Kathryn Bigelow, Jim Cameron, Angela Basset, Raif Feinnes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ron Howard, Kurt Russell, Brian Grazer, Tova Laiter, John Hyde, Amick Byrum, Mark Damon, Jim Jacks.
“Georgeana is one of the best writers I have ever read. She is so talented.”
– Gavin MacLeod, Actor
“Georgeana is a natural story teller. Her acute observation of life makes her mind sizzle with amazing stories about incredible characters, packed dialogue that is so dry, so apposite and so witty it makes you want to cry with laughter, and emotional insight that makes you gasp. She embraces the craft of performance writing and it shows”
– Peter Dunne, Author/Producer – Electric Media
“Georgeana is not only an excellent writer, but teacher too. She takes complex material and makes it easily understandable. Anyone would be fortunate to experience her class.”
– Ann Busby, Senior Vice President Universal Pictures, retired.