[PAST EVENT] Using Improv to Write for Television with Joey Bland ’00 and Brendan Dowling ’98

March 5, 2023
Swem Library, Ford Classroom
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Writing for television is a collaborative process. In this workshop, we’ll explore how the foundations of improv can help you in every step of the writing process, from pitching your show idea to working in a writer’s room. We’ll answer questions about writing for TV and lead exercises to help you craft your pilot.

About Joey Bland ‘00 and Brendan Dowling ‘98
Joey Bland and Brendan Dowling are LA-based performers/writers. As members of The Improvised Shakespeare Company, they perform monthly at The Largo at the Coronet in LA, and have also been part of the group’s successful runs at The Kennedy Center, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Soho Theatre in London. They can also be seen regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Los Angeles with Baby Wants Candy. Joey has developed an original pilot with PopTV, and Brendan was a staff writer for Showtime’s “Work In Progress,” where he wrote the episode “Two Queens on Two Queens.”