MFA in Television, Film and Theatre
EVENTS Fall 2018
October 24, 2018
Playwright Lisa Loomer visited the 2nd Year Acting students to discuss the relationshiip between the actor and the playwright specifically when it comes to developing new plays. The class was structured as a mock table read for her new play Roe. The actors were able to aske her questions about character development, research, objectives, and tactics they found in the script. Then, the class expanded to include a discussion on the process of workshopping a new play and the role of the playwright in the rehearsal room.
Lisa Loomer’s plays have appeared at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, Denver Center Theater, The Los Angeles Theater Center, Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Rep, and Milwaukee Rep among others. Her plays include Roe, Café Vida, Two Things You Don’t Talk about at Dinner, and Distracted. Ms. Loomer is an alumna of New Dramatists and the recipient of two grants from the NEA and a grant from the NYFA. Awards include the Jane Chambers Award (twice), the Susan Smith. She also is the screenwriter for the film Girl, Interrupted.
September 24, 2018
Glenn Mazzara was a guest speaker for the MFA Writers along with undergraduates enrolled in TVFM 4540, taught by Prof. Ligiah Villalobos on Monday, September 24. Glenn Mazzara served as the Executive Producer for The Walking Dead and is a Peabody Award Winner for his work on The Sheild. For more information, check out his IMDB page.