SIZZLE REELS

Shows that ought to be on TV

Story Detectives

This is NOT a TV show idea -- Story Detectives is a writing program that ran for four years at Will Rogers Learning Community in Santa Monica. Fifth graders take recording devices and capture stories from the world around them. We transcribe those recordings, then writers come into the classroom and help the students transform their “found” stories into monologues that are performed by actors.

I co-founded this with teacher and educator Dr. Devon Smith, and we are seeking funding and support to relaunch the program!

This is one of my favorite monologues from Story Detectives.