Steven Wolfson

Instructor Biography:

M.F.A., award-winning playwright and founding member of The Mark Taper Forum’s Mentor Playwrights Project.  Mr. Wolfson’s latest play, The Absence of Wanting, premiered in Portland in 2012, followed by its European premiere in Berlin.  A WGA member, Mr. Wolfson is the recipient of two UCLA Extension Outstanding Instructor Awards in Creative Writing and Screenwriting.

Instructor Statement:

The effect that a workshop can have on you as a writer is sometimes immeasurable. I can honestly say that if it weren't for the first playwriting class I took at Extension, I would have never gone on to get my M.F.A. from U.C.L.A. or spend four years at The Mark Taper Forum as a founding member of The Mentor Playwrights Project. Therefore, I approach every workshop with the hope of energizing my students to do their best work and to realize their own artistic goals. At the heart of my teaching "philosophy" is the important balance between that which can be taught—some call this craft or method—and that which can only come from a writer putting pen to page.

Our Students Say it Best!

“Steven Wolfson far exceeded all expectations, and is one of the most inspiring teachers/mentors I’ve come across.” — Writers’ Program Student

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