One of the best youngstorytellers Big Shows I’ve experienced.

Our Superfun Summer Session was special because we met every day for 2 weeks (rather than one each week for 2 months), so I think everyone was more focused, more accountable, more excited to see what the next day would bring. And our young writers’ scripts did not disappoint.

There’s magic in this program beyond the objective of completing a 5-page screenplay, and it brought tears to many eyes today as we laughed and were moved by not only stories, but young, brilliant students.

Huge thank you to our actors (who came in and blew the roof off the place) and our incredible team of volunteer mentors (who fight traffic to Culver City every day to act as personal assistants to 10-year olds).

Our program was as follows:

The Danger of Being In The Prairie Without Adults
by Nicole M.
Mentor: Pierre P.
The Quest for the Golden Sock Puppet
by Everett G.
Mentor: Elizabeth Q.
How Lion Becomes King
by Summer M.
Mentor: Stephanie F.
The Quest to the Enchanted Room
by Ari M.
Mentor: Natasha J.
The Story of the Troll
by Isis B.
Mentor: Alex A.
A Search for Atlantis
by Lysander P.
Mentor: Michelle G.
John the Miner
by Elijah G.
Mentor: Mahelet G.
Attack of the Goldfish
by Joseph G.
Mentor: Justin M.
Chomping on Your Problem
by Sofia S.
Mentor: João D.
Seen live from a rollaway cot at a small hotel in Santo Domingo, DR. Moms and I started jumping up and down in silent celebration so we didn’t wake the rest of the family (as if Skip’s call hadn’t already done so).

Seen live from a rollaway cot at a small hotel in Santo Domingo, DR. Moms and I started jumping up and down in silent celebration so we didn’t wake the rest of the family (as if Skip’s call hadn’t already done so).

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