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For Ages 55+

May 02 - Jun 23

Have you ever wanted to write a play, TV pilot, or screenplay but didn’t know where to start? Or have you begun a script you haven't been able to finish? SCRIPTING will teach you the fundamentals of story building so that you can make it to “Fade Out. The End.” This popular script writing workshop, open to any type of script project or genre, focuses on dramatic structure: the sequencing of character-driven scenes for maximum emotional effect. Come to class with some ideas, an open mind, and the script writer’s most essential tool: index cards.

This is a remote course offered online for people ages 5+.

SCRIPTING I is available to new and returning writers.

SCRIPTING II is available to returning writers who have taken a previous Scripting course at The Wallis.

Choose one: 

May 2 - June 20
Tuesdays 9:30 AM -11:30 AM
No prerequisite

May 3 - June 21
Wednesdays 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
No prerequisite

May 4 - June 22
Thursdays 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Prerequisite: Scripting I

May 5 - June 23
Fridays 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Prerequisite: Scripting I

$125/person. Scholarships are available. For more information and to register, please email

WILLIAM NEDVED is a writer and writing teacher living in Los Angeles. He is the co-founder of The Gift Theatre Company of Chicago, a 21-year-old Equity ensemble. Recent collaborations include the original musical Wanderlust at Cal-State Fullerton; the audio play The Ravages with Theatre of NOTE; Medusa: The Musical with Deaf West Theatre at the Getty Villa; and the opera The Passion of McQueen at Boston Court Pasadena. He frequently adapts international films and television series into English for Netflix. He studied dramatic writing at the University of Iowa, the University of New South Wales, and the University of Southern California. He is also the former Associate Director of Communications for The Wallis.