Online Screenwriting I: Introduction

Starts: Sunday, September 11, 2022
Online - Sundays, 10am-1pm ET, 8-Weeks - no class 10/16

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Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning

K. Lorrel Manning is an award-winning writer/director (film/television and theatre), actor and musician. His first feature film HAPPY NEW YEAR, based on his critically-acclaimed play and award-winning short film of the same name, had its World Premiere at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and has screened at over 25 film festivals since.

Most recently, Manning wrote and directed 3 short films for Guggenheim Studios: THE GREAT LOVE ROSEMARY, PURE & HEART. All three films had their world premiere at the Rhode Island International Festival in August 2016. He is currently prepping his 2nd feature film, along with a couple of shorts.

As a theatre director, Manning has directed over thirty Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions, most recently a new, critically-acclaimed adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (co-written with Seth Barrish),  THE UNREPEATABLE MOMENT, and a revival of John Patrick Shanley's DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA.

Manning’s numerous plays include A&J RULE THE UNIVERSE (Off-Broadway, 2006), WOOL (New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship), THE GIFT (La Jolla Playhouse, 2007) and the aforementioned AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (Barrow Group, 2017). He is currently developing the theatrical project AWAKE (a collection of short plays and monologues about race). Manning’s other plays have been developed at various theatres throughout New York City, including the Roundabout Theatre, Rattlestick Theatre, the Lark Theatre, and the Barrow Group Theatre Company.

A proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, K. Lorrel Manning holds a BFA in Acting/Playwriting from the University of Georgia, and an MFA in Film from Columbia University.


In-Person Classes - 520 8th Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10018*
Online Classes - held via Zoom

*Valid government-issued ID required for entry to the building



SundaySeptember 11, 202210:00 am - 1:00 pm
SundaySeptember 18, 202210:00 am - 1:00 pm
SundaySeptember 25, 202210:00 am - 1:00 pm
SundayOctober 2, 202210:00 am - 1:00 pm
SundayOctober 9, 202210:00 am - 1:00 pm
SundayOctober 23, 202210:00 am - 1:00 pm
SundayOctober 30, 202210:00 am - 1:00 pm
SundayNovember 6, 202210:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please Note:

All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled).
If you need to cancel a class for any reason, you must notify us by email at least one week before the class begins, and we will apply a credit to your account for a future class.
As our faculty are all working professional actors, directors and playwrights, we reserve the right to change teachers at any time.
Commitment is for the duration of the session. THERE ARE NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee.