Our playwriting faculty are all working professionals with significant production credits. They have been chosen both for their practical experience, and for their proven records as teachers and story editors.
They know their stuff, and they know how to work effectively with other writers.
|Frank Moher Script Consulting Service|
|Sharon Pollock – Playwriting Courses and Workshop,
and Script Consulting Service|
|Lucy Wang – Playwriting Courses and Workshop, and Script Consulting Service|
Frank Moher’s plays have been produced internationally, at theatres including South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, Calif.), Detroit Repertory Theatre, Round House Theatre (Silver Spring, Maryland), the Canadian Stage Company (Toronto), the Wellington Repertory Theatre (Wellington, New Zealand), the Asolo Theater (Sarasota, Fla.), Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), The Mingei Theatre (Tokyo), and Dodona Theatre (Prishtina, Kosova). He has won a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for Writing (for Odd Jobs), the Edmonton Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play (for both The Third Ascent and Prairie Report), and is published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada and ProPlay, where his plays Odd Jobs, Supreme Dream, and McLuhan: The Musical, among others, may be read online.
Frank has taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta (where he was a Distinguished Visiting Artist), and is currently an instructor in dramatic writing at Vancouver Island University. He has also worked professionally as a literary manager and dramaturg. Most recently his play Big Baby was seen in a production by OmaDa Theatre in Athens, Greece and subsequently toured the country.
Sharon Pollock’s plays have been produced by major and alternative theatres in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, India, Japan, Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, and throughout her native Canada. They include Blood Relations and Doc, both winners of the prestigious Governor General’s Award for Drama, and Walsh, One Tiger to a Hill, and Fair Liberty’s Call, produced by the Stratford Theatre Festival.
Sharon has also scripted a large number of plays for young audiences, written for both radio and television, and led numerous playwriting and theatre workshops. She has visited numerous academic institutions as a guest speaker and visiting artist, and participated as a keynote speaker and/or guest panelist at various international conferences and gatherings, including The International Olympic Arts Fair, The International Women Playwrights Conference, and the International Book Festival, Budapest.
Since 2006 she has served as Dramaturg and artistic consultant with the Atlantic Ballet Company of Canada. Other current projects include a new work, Hotel Prishtina, inspired by her time with Kosovar playwright Jeton Neziraj, and the development of a new play on American political activist, journalist, and novelist Agnes Smedley.
Lucy Wang’s play, Junk Bonds, was the recipient of an award from the Kennedy Center for New American Plays, and produced by West Coast Ensemble (L.A.), the Cleveland Public Theatre, Capital Repertory Theater (Albany) and the Home for Contemporary Theatre (NYC). Her other plays include Top Bananas (Skylight Theatre, L.A., MadCap Theater, San Francisco), Fork You! (Lonny Chapman Theater, L.A.), One Breast, One Nut: A Love Story (WeHo 30th Anniversary Playreading Festival), Melting (Cleveland Public Theater, Queens Theatre in the Park, Second Stage, NYC), Good Mourning, America (Queens Theatre in the Park, The Culture Project), Big Red, Big Tiger (London), Bird’s Nest Soup (Mark Taper Forum, L.A., Playwrights Theater of East Hampton, N.Y. and Urban Stages, NYC).
Lucy has performed stand-up comedy, and performed her one-woman show Chinese Girls Don’t Swear to packed houses in NYC, L.A., and her hometown of Akron, Ohio. Her monologue Down There was produced at the TCG National Theatre Conference in L.A., Disreputables Slut Festival (Washington, DC), Workshop Theater (NYC), Red Brick Theatre (L.A.) and the Vox 4 Feminina Festival, Pandora Theatre (Houston). Her plays are published by JAC Publishing, Original Works Publishing, One-Act Depot, YouthPlays, Applause Books and Meriwether Publishing.
Lucy’s other awards include a grant from the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, a James Thurber Fellowship, a NATPE Diversity Fellowship, Best New TV Writer sponsored by CAPE and FOX, and 2012 Annenberg Fellow. Lucy was an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Djerassi, the Tin Shop, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Annenberg Community Beach House. She has taught in various high schools across Los Angeles, and at the University of Southern California, Antioch L.A., Ohio State, Clarion University (PA), and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She has also sold a TV pilot to Disney.