Jeff Bower offers a 90-minute workshop designed to guide participants through the various stages of playwriting. Participants in the MasterClass Series will be encouraged to utilize the series to develop their own short plays. The short plays developed as part of this series will be eligible for submission to Theatre Lab’s New Play Festival – an opportunity for budding and established playwrights to see their work produced onstage at Theatre Lab!
Jeff is a former teacher, professional mascot, and assembly line worker. Jeff earned a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Binghamton University and an MFA in Theatre from Florida Atlantic University where he received death threats for performing the lead role in his thesis project, Corpus Christi. After moving to Los Angeles Jeff was accepted into the Advanced Studies improv program at the Upright Citizens Brigade and performed sketch and improv for over three years on the iO West mainstage, winning a Del Close Award along the way. He has acted and written for countless web series, short films, and TV pilots and yet mainly gets recognized for his five seconds of screen time in an episode of 1,000 Ways to Die. He has a play published by Samuel French, won and placed in over a dozen screenplay competitions (ScreenCraft, PAGE, Tracking Board, Slamdance, Austin, Nashville, etc.), and primarily writes dark hour-long TV dramas even though he still hopes to one day grow up to be a Muppet. Jeff is repped by Paul Weitzman at Culture Creative Entertainment and Alex Creasia at Pathfinder Media.
This event will be hosted online. Further details on when and how to connect to the live stream will be sent to your provided email at a later date.
Due to agreements with playwrights and unions, recordings will not be available. Ticket holders must be available to watch at the time listed.