Are you feeling stuck in your writing career?

Start your next great play or screenplay today.

Roland Tec's Online Scriptwriters Workshop is designed to jumpstart your thinking about the work, reinvigorate your process, all while plugging you into a group of writers on a similar journey. Witness your work and your entire outlook and trajectory expand.

What you'll receive:

Targeted prompts designed to spark your creative work and open new vistas for creative exploration.

A closed group of accomplished artists working at your level and devoting their clear-eyed vision to your pages, writer-to-writer.

Practical feedback from Roland Tec, a writer, director and producer with 25 years experience working on projects with budgets ranging from $5K to $50million. 

Focused attention and support for your next full-length film or play. In a few months, your next script will be well on its way to finding its most perfect shape, thanks to the design of this workshop in which each writer commits fully to the work of every other member.

What it takes for you to be successful in this workshop:

Openness to change what you're doing. If you're 100% committed to writing, polishing, submitting and waiting as you always have, this workshop is not right for you. If you're ready to let go of long-held assumptions and comfy bad habits, come along for the ride.

Love of community and curiosity about the work of others. Commit to bringing your full attention and energy to the work of every other member of the group. Script pages are read between online sessions so that all participants arrive with thoughtful specific feedback aimed at sharpening the work on its own terms. 

How we meet:

Classes are held online via the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Every session is recorded and made available privately to workshop members. The result? When receiving feedback on your first draft, you can actually participate in the conversation and listen actively without the burden of burying your head in your notebook knowing the session will be there for future review. 

We meet on the first and third Fridays of each month from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, EST. Playwrights and Screenwriters commit to the workshop in 4-month blocks.

Sound right for you?

Great. Roland is now accepting applicants for the next block beginning November 2, 2018. [Nov - Feb]

Submit your 10pp script sample here.

So many playwriting development opportunities focus on the forest rather than the trees, leaving playwrights stranded with a solid idea but the inability to communicate it effectively. Roland sees every tree in the forest and meticulously helps playwrights communicate precisely and artfully.
— Laura King, playwright

Choose which payment option you prefer. No need to worry about payment today. If you apply prior to the Early Bird Deadline, you'll be eligible for the discount. Accepted applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than October 15, 2018.

Early Bird Discount/Apply Prior to September 7, 2018:

Early Bird Discount: $900, payable one week prior to the first session.
Early Bird Deadline: September 7, 2018
[current or former student of Roland's, take an additional 15% off. That's $765, payable upfront]

Apply After September 7, 2018:

Pay $1050 one week prior to the first session, or $275/month, due on the 1st of each month.


Questions? Email Roland directly.

Roland Tec’s online playwriting course advanced my new script, and brought me into contact with a number of great peers all across the US. The bi-weekly gathering sessions on Zoom were at once informative, intense, and filled with plenty of laughter. Roland’s knowledge of play and screen writing is formidable, and a few suggestions dropped in class answered questions about structure and character that I’d been grappling with for a while. Cut to the chase: take the class if you want to make your work better and increase your playwriting output.
— Candyce Rusk, playwright & librettist
Roland Tec is Mr. Rogers with more hip clothes and an occasional (okay, velvet-lined) ruler hovering over my outspread knuckles. And just like the original, this Mr. R. has helped me grow! I love being in his teaching neighborhood: cool writing exercises that helped me climb back into unfinished projects and start new ones. Honest but respectful critiques. Deep unhurried discussion of our work. Mini email lectures on craft, philosophy or a little needed nudging. What’s not to love—Come join the Neighborhood!
— Pamela Turner, Writer, Director, Dramaturg