Sunday August 13 - 3:00 pm

Abundant Story Playground - LA

Event Bio

Back by popular demand!

This interactive event led by Lorraine Montez takes selected winning scripts and breaks them down in front of a live audience through Abundant Story Playgrounds' writing disruption and immersion process.

Content creators, writers, directors, producers, actors and audience members who want to play and create in a whole new way should not miss this!

What to expect: We disrupt the writing process so that writers leave Playground with stronger characters, scenes, and stories, actors have a better sense of quickly deepening a character (and be seen by content creators), and audience members contribute opinions and suggestions about the story and the script.

What is Abundant's Story Playground?  

Playground is the brainchild of Seattle producer, writer, actor and acting coach, Lorraine Montez, who is the founder of Abundant Productions. She developed her method for Playground over many years, and introduced it to Seattle filmmakers and actors about four years ago. Since that time, the closed group has grown from about 100 original participants to more than 600 strictly by word of mouth.

What makes it so popular?

It's a unique way of working. No kidding it really is. We know that word is thrown around a lot, but in this case, it’s true. We combine actors, writers, filmmakers and audience members into an interactive event that, in the case of Story Playground, helps the writer get farther, faster, to a better story and script.

How do you do this?

By using a moderator who has multiple specific skills sets (Lorraine) who works with the writers, actors and audience to make the story and script the best it can be.

But why not just wait and do a table read?  

We purposefully disrupt the writing process so that writers are ensured strong story lines, dialogue and structure before they get to that table read. This helps to prevent the potential of massive rewrites to the finished script.

What's in it for me if I'm not a writer?

Actors and audience members who end up acting in the scripts interact with everyone, and by participating in the Playgrounds have the added proven benefit of a different type of networking opportunity where everyone is engaged, relaxed and having fun through the sheer joy of creating collaboratively.