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A introduction to writing stories in the scripted format including plays, TV series, screenplays, and audio dramas. Story structure, character development, and marketing will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to develop a short script in the course.

Offered at Mercer County Community College

Five 2 and a 1/2 hour sessions

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays 3/16, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, and 4/27.


Interested in writing non-fiction books including “how to”, biographies, Film/TV history, and more. You will learn how to develop a book proposal, how to conduct research, and how to market your work to publishers. Students will complete an initial draft of a book proposal in this course.

Offered at:

Brookdale Community College 

9:30 am to 12:30 pm May 11 and 18

To register please call (732) 224-2315


Private individual and group classes are also available. Email for specifics.


Barry's plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. His comedy A Different Blend of Friendship won the New Jersey Wordsmith Competition. Barry's published plays include Inside Out (Next Stage Press), It's Only Logical (Drama Scripts), A Nutty Tale (Drama Notebook), and The Gold Doubloon (Routledge). He is a staff writer for Radio Theater Project and has also written for Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air!, DTC Radio, and Shoestring Radio Theatre.  Barry's short-film script Driven was produced by Running Fountain Productions. He has developed feature-length screenplays for companies including Omega Entertainment. Barry served as head writer on the episodic, comedy-horror, TV show In the Cellar. He won a silver Telly Award for his work on the TV series The Wisdom Tree. Other television shows Barry has written for include the hour-long drama, Redemption. His non-fiction book Stories Told through Sounds: The Craft of Writing Audio Dramas for Podcasts, Streaming and Radio published in 2023 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. His book Alice: Life Behind the Counter in Mel's Greasy Spoon (A Guide to the Feature Film, the TV Series and More) was published by BearManor Media. Barry received a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, The Authors Guild, and the Witherspoon Circle.

rev. 12/14/2024

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