Open Accordion

*This is a donation-based workshop with a suggested donation of $15 and 100% of the donations will go to the artist hosting the workshop*

You’d love to turn the story idea you have into a screenplay, but the dread of writing 90 pages of script may be deterring you from sitting down and doing it. Where do you start? What happens after that? When does the ending come? And what 

Just like any pursuit, knowledge and, very importantly, practice are key to excelling in screenwriting. In this one-time workshop, we’ll provide you with both foundational storytelling knowledge and the opportunity to practice writing a simple scene or outline in a safe space with access to immediate feedback. The aim of this workshop is to get you to work your storytelling muscles so that when you sit down to put your big idea on paper, the words will flow.

The 2.5-hour workshop will look like this:

1.     Overview of screenplay structure

2.     Discussion of scene structure

3.     A brief introduction to writing compelling characters

4.     Workshop: We’ll first do a collective brainstorm to inspire your writing, and then you’ll have quiet time to either devise a structure for a screenplay or to write a scene. Finally, we’ll collectively provide feedback on each others’ work.

You don’t need to bring anything to this workshop, except for something to write with. You’ll be creating all-new material, so there’s no need to have a pre-existing idea or outline or any screenwriting experience whatsoever. We look forward to pumping some dialogue and getting story-swole with you! 

Attendance Policy

Closed Accordion

In order to get the most out of your work with us, our students should make showing up to every class on time a priority.

We understand that things do come up so if you know you’re going to miss a class, please give your instructor as advance notice as possible. This will help them get you caught up and not throw off the rest of the group. Scheduling a make-up class is possible but not guaranteed.

Students enrolled in our Meisner Acting Program can only advance to the next level if they’ve attended at least 6 of their 8 sessions. If a student misses more than 2 sessions, they will need to retake the level in order to advance in the program.

Cancellation Policy

Closed Accordion

Student Cancellation

If a student is withdrawing from a workshop more than 7 days prior to the day of the workshop, the tuition will be kept on file for a future class or workshop for a calendar year.

If a student withdraws from a workshop less than 7 days prior to the day of the workshop, the tuition is non-refundable or transferable.

We appreciate you respecting this policy for the best experience for our instructors and students!

Please reach out at 773-217-9565 if you have any questions.

Studio Cancellation

Occasionally we’ll have to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment. We’re sorry if that happens to you! If we have to cancel a workshop you’ve signed up for, we will give you at least 48 hours notice and promptly start your refund process.

In the event that class is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns), a make-up will be scheduled as soon as it’s safe for our students and instructors to be together safely at the studio.

In some cases classes may transfer to an online platform. If a student is unable to attend the rescheduled class due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns) that student will receive credit on their account for the value of missed classes.

Limited Spots Available!

We keep our classes small. Grab your spot before they’re gone!


About the Teacher

Bailey Holtz is a screenwriter and filmmaker. She started her career in New York, where she worked in production and post-production on unscripted TV shows and digital comedy shorts for UCB Comedy. She moved to Chicago to enroll in the Harold Ramis Film School at the Second City, where she has taught writing for TV & film courses for the past several years. In 2022, she obtained a master’s in screen- and playwriting from the University of St Andrew’s in Scotland. She now writes for fun and teaches.

Class Details

  • June 26, 2024
4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 401-E Chicago, IL
Class Size
14 Max
This is an adult acting class ages 18+