Join us this fall!
The Forty Over 50 Project
Aw, snap! Spring Workshops are over, but we have more coming this FALL.
Hope on our mailing list and we'll give you a shout when the dates are set.
Santa Monica & Malibu
12 Participants, max
(Limited scholarships available - contact us)
Where do I sign up?
Reserve your spot right HERE!
*If you have more to spare, your extra dollars will go directly into our programs, including our scholarship fund to provide opportunities to those with fewer bucks available. To make an additional tax-deductible donation to The Forty Over 50 Project, click the donate button below:
Our Signature Workshop is a fun, stimulating 8-week script writing and storytelling workshop for men and women over the age of 50. This is a space in which your creative exploration, expression, and enrichment will be fully supported – and where some fun will be had!
During the 8 weeks, you will be coached through developing short theatre scripts that contain strong inter-generational relationships and which feature at least one character over the age of 50.
To counter the media's often generalized, idealized, nostalgic, sometimes negative and often stereotypical depictions of the "golden years", this workshop will draw upon your current experiences, understandings and discoveries from this chapter of your life to give voice to how multi-dimensional, vital, and significant this segment of our population truly is.
At the end of the workshops, your scripts will be performed by professional actors (including any willing workshop participants) in front of a live audience.
Our culture, especially, can benefit from a broader, deeper perspective of the possibilities and realities of life past the age of 50.
We are encouraging you to become an active part of that conversation, and we are inviting you to begin here, with us.
Do I have to be an experienced writer? Not at all.
What if I do have writing chops – will this workshop provide me with enough of a challenge? Yes. Everyone will be actively contributing at their particular level of experience.
What if I can't attend all 8 weeks? We encourage you to sign-up for and attend all of the sessions. The program is designed to be cumulative, with each new session building upon the previous one.
Can I use the workshop to spiff up something I'm already writing? One of the hallmarks of our program is that each participant develops a wholly original piece, created within an 8-week timeframe. (But please keep working on your other stuff too)!
Can I pay with a check? Yes. If you prefer to pay by check instead of a credit card, send us an e-mail and we'll let you know how to make it out and where to mail it in.