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Student Quotes
"The instructor had an incredible ability to see where we wanted to take our pieces and to move us in that direction—seemingly of our own volition."
- Jim Fuchs
 Teacher
"The instructor made me really want to write every day, an amazing feat considering I spend up to 12 hours a day working as a television news producer. Thanks to this course, I actually lost sleep because I was busy writing. And I was happy about it!"
- Jill Tate
 Network News Producer
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Playwriting Faculty
Richard Caliban was artistic director of Cucaracha Theater in New York where he produced numerous new works and directed many of his own plays, including Homo Sapien Shuffleat the Public Theatre. He wrote the book, lyrics, music, and directed MoM: A Rock Concert Musical, which won "Outstanding Musical" at the New York International Fringe Festival. His play Rodents & Radios is published in From the Other Side of the Century II: A New American Drama 1960-1995 (Sun & Moon Press), and his play Gladiatoris published in Act One Festival '95 (Smith and Kraus). He wrote the screenplay adaptation to Will Scheffer's play Easter and directed the feature film. He has taught at NYU, Columbia, The City College of New York, C.W. Post College, Hunter College, and the National Theater Conservatory. He holds a BA from Bard College and attended the Yale School of Drama and the New York Film Academy.
Kuros Charney has had plays produced at numerous theaters, including Shame and Desire (Stella Adler Theatre), The Man From Brazoria County (ALAP New Works Lab), The Moving Forward of Souls (TheaterCRAM 2004 at the Coronet Theater), and Anger (Elephant Theatre). His screenplays include Used Books, which was developed with actor/producer LeVar Burton (Eagle Nation Films), and The Sea Between, commissioned by producer Elizabeth Kahn (Forever After Project, Inc.). He holds a BA from University of California, San Diego, and an MFA in Film from USC. Also Teaches:  Character Development   Screenwriting  

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