Screenwriting Workshop: Feb. 3 and Feb. 10

The Screenwriting Workshop taught by Matthew Marshall and sponsored by the Waynesboro Cultural Commission has been postponed due to the weather. The new dates are Thursday, Feb. 3, and Thursday, Feb. 10. The workshops begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Wayne Theatre Alliance office at 533 W. Main St. in Downtown Waynesboro.

Marshall will teach both informal sessions. The first session will introduce film writing techniques so participants can begin their short screenplay; and the second, a week later, will discuss the finished screenplays. Marshall teaches film appreciation and film history at the University of Virginia. His first short narrative film, “Perspective,” premiered at the Virginia Film Festival this past November, and both this film and his screenplay “the Portrait,” are on the U.S. festival circuit now.

Marshall will receive his M.F.A. in screenwriting this coming May from Hollins University in Roanoke. In addition to his writing, teaching, and film lecturer, Marshall also composes and performs live music for classic silent film screenings.

On Jan. 6, Marshall performed original music for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at the UVa. Chapel, and on Jan. 21 he was at the Buchanan Theater, performing his piano score for the Buster Keaton comedy, “The General.”

There is no charge for the workshop, but class size is limited, so register by calling the Wayne Theatre Alliance at 540.943.9999. Light refreshments will be offered before the workshop.

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