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Award-winning playwright, screenwriter, producer. Teaches screen and dramatic writing at Harvard. Most recent independent feature, The Sounding, distributed by HBO

Writer and producer on Netflix's The Get Down. Writer on upcoming Elvis Presley Biopic, starring Tom Hanks ad Austin Butler. Longtime collaborator with Baz Luhrmann.

No Longer 

The Wheelhouse Bass River Retreat combines premiere instruction from professional screenwriters with a serene environment for guests to write their best work. 


Two stress-free weeks surrounded by natural beauty and the ingenuity of fellow writers are sure to bring out your creative best. Living in a flawlessly restored antique estate nestled beside your own private beach, your meals catered to showcase local specialties and all the treasures of the Cape and Islands at your fingertips, you are free to write, explore, or simply relax. But that's just act one.


Guests receive one-on-one mentorship the moment they arrive: our experts work with you to set goals for the retreat and beyond, teach strategies that will sharpen your writing, and refine your vision for your project. Peer workshops yield invaluable feedback, and optional courses in the fundamentals of screenwriting make our program perfect for veterans and beginners alike. Daily office hours with instructors ensure an attentive answer to your every question. 


Support from the Wheelhouse team continues after you return home. As the retreat concludes, we help you craft a plan to keep you inspired as life resumes around you. Remote check-ins with faculty and peers lets our writers stay connected and accountable in the weeks following the retreat. 


It's time to perfect your script. You tell your story. We'll keep the rain off your back.

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