Creating Content: a writing class for actors

Writing for Actors

Write Yourself Into the Industry

Learn How to Write Without Fear

Create Original Material with Confidence

Explore Life In Your Own Words

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories.

Anne Lamot

Wish Casting would see you as your dream type? Stop looking for the perfect role and create your own. A writing for actors class is key to taking control of your own narrative. In this 8-week workshop, actors learn how to use the storytelling skills they already possess to write monologues, sketches, scripts, and screenplays for themselves and others. Explore your experiences on the page to create personal and original writing.

The Writing Actor is for you if you...

Want to create deeply expressive content that reflects the world that only you know.
Want to write but don't know where to start.
Are dying to write your own audition monologue, play, or pilot.


After this course, you will…

Create personal audition material that showcases your type and talent.
Know how to build your character into a scene, into a play, into a world.
Have the tools and confidence to take your great ideas and put pen to paper.


Dates TBA


The Writing Actor

Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning

Ready to apply?

  • This is an open level class and no audition is required. You can apply online. 
  • Select the LOG IN/CREATE ACCOUNT button to submit your application. 
  • Questions? Call us at 212-741-0209 or send an email to so we can help.
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5 Reasons Why Actors Should Take a Writing Class

  1. Only you know that character deep inside who has been dying to come out.
  2. Casting Directors can only handle hearing Neil Simon monologues so many times…
  3. Auditions are not the only way to carve out an acting career. Some actors, like Issa Rae (creator of HBO’s Insecure), take the bull by the horns and write their own roles.
  4. Writing can fuel the creative passion that keeps you moving forward.
  5. Actors are master improvisers and character builders. They can bring so much to the heart of a story. Why not use that talent?
"Now I have some GREAT material for my auditions!"
"A real eye-opener to my own unique voice and Lorrel is an amazing teacher. He lets your creative energy fly."
“I was hoping to solidify my writing technique and I got that. I wrote a short play and adapted it into a short film."

K. Lorrel Manning is an award-winning writer, director, actor, and musician who works in both theatre and film. His critically-acclaimed play Awake, which he also directed and starred in, recently had its Off-Broadway World Premiere at the Barrow Group.