Rio to Offer Script Writing Workshop

The University of Rio Grande will offer a script-writing workshop exploring the idea of the “Ten Minute Musical” with Pippin Parker, Dean of the School of Drama, and an Associate Dean of the College of Performing Arts at The New School. Parker maintains a long list of writing, directing, and acting credits. He wrote for “The Tick,” “Tomorrow is Tonight,” and the children’s series “Pocoyo.” His play “The Gift” was adapted for radio on NPR’s “The Next Big Thing.” He directed the stage adaptation of George Packer’s “Betrayed.” His acting history includes a spot on “Law and Order.”

Parker is also an active member of the Writer’s Guild of America, East. He was a co-founder of Naked Angels Theater Company in New York. Most of his eight siblings work in the entertainment industry, including sister Sarah Jessica Parker and brother Timothy “Toby” Britten Parker.

The venue for “Musical Shorts” is the Markay Theater in Jackson, OH. Pippin will lead the workshop June 5- June 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Participants will highlight their new skills in a performance, also at the Markay, on June 22, at 7:00 p.m. Graduate workshop credit is available to interested parties. Local high school students will also participate, free of charge, via the Imagine Arts Endowment from the University of Rio Grande.

For more information, contact group leaders Greg Miller ( and Minda Hager ( You may also contact Greg Miller at 740-645-6306.

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