We all have a story to tell. The art is in the telling.


The events that have most profoundly shaped our lives can become a springboard for creating compelling and dramatic stories for the stage. This writing workshop will introduce participants to techniques specific to the process of this unique form of theater. These include basic dramatic structure, the three narrators, the transformational arc, creating strong characters and finding the theme in your life experience. All participants will be required to write and read their work aloud.

Frederick Johntz is a screenwriter, director and story-consultant from Los Angeles. He has taught at UCLA, The American Film Institute, Hollywood Film Institute, Promenade Playhouse, Travis-Johntz Studios, Die Tankstelle, Actors Space and Lucid Body Space Berlin. He has developed and/or directed a number of one-person Shows that have been performed in Los Angeles, New York, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and elsewhere. He has directed theater in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and Berlin. He has worked on numerous films, ranging from studio feature films to independents. He most recently directed Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at the Actors Space Berlin and Verlängertes Wohnzimmer in Berlin. His film The Last Cemetery in Berlin is scheduled to go into production in the fall of 2014.

  • Thurs, June 12, 2014 | 10amStudio

Taught by Frederick Johntz

Advance registration is required and space is limited! Please email expatexpoworkshops@etberlin.de to sign up for this workshop!