Script Studio Workshop

The 2024 Script Studio Workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, and will take place at the Lucas Hicks Auditorium at the New Prospect Theatre (207 Prospect St., Bellingham). The event is part of a series of workshops during CASCADIA’s regularly scheduled festival. It will be open to the public free of charge.

CASCADIA’s Script Studio provides screenwriters with a chance to hear their scripts read aloud by actors, to discuss their work with a panel of film professionals, and to network with women directors and other film professionals.

Four short screenplays, written by women, are selected by judges from the film world. The four selectees are required to attend the Script Studio, if possible in person, and if not, electronically.

Each script is projected on a large screen for the audience, while actors read the script. Then the panel of film professionals weighs in, discussing the script’s strengths and weak-nesses, and making suggestions for improvement.

This year’s Script Studio scripts and writers are:

Writers and Scripts 

  • “Fire and Oak” by Susannah Stengel
  • “How to Eat an Elephant” by Donna Mae Foronda
  • “Wherever You Are”by Amelia Renee Cuttle
  • “Winners and Losers” by Cece A. Wheeler

Welcome & Introduction: Dan Larner, CASCADIA Board Member

Moderator: Josh Krenz, Bellingham Film Script Studio Coordinator


  • Barbara Brown, Director, Past President, Women in Film Seattle
  • Mary Lou Belli,  Two-time Emmy-winning Director and Author
  • Julie Trimingham, Award-Winning Director and Writer

Script Studio Judges: Daniel Larner, Michael Petryni.

The Script Studio is free of charge and Open to the general public. 

Breakfast breads and pastries, juice, and coffee donated for attendees by local bakeries.