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Master Class: Alexa Junge

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Barnard College - James Room

3009 Broadway - (4th Floor) 304 Barnard Hall

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3009 Broadway - (4th Floor) 304 Barnard Hall

Come learn from Alexa Junge, a Barnard Alumna '85, and accomplished showrunner, screenwriter, T.V. writer and producer whose credits include Friends, The West Wing, and Grace & Frankie.

Alexa Junge grew up in Los Angeles and attended Barnard College, where she wrote The Varsity Show with David Rakoff and Jeanine Tesori. After receiving her MFA in NYU’s Dramatic Writing program, Junge wrote for Friends from 1994 to 1999. Her popular episode, The One Where Everybody Finds Out, earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Writing for a Comedy Series, and has been cited in Atlantic Magazine as a proven “mood booster”. Other television work includes: Grace and Frankie (Executive Producer and Writer), (Humanitas Award Nomination for her outstanding episode, The Party), Best Friends Forever (Showrunner), The United States of Tara (Showrunner), The West Wing (Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, WGA nomination for Best Episodic Drama, Disaster Relief), and Sex and the City. As a screenwriter and lyricist, her film work includes: Rapunzel Unbraided, Lilo & Stitch 2 and Mulan II (with Jeanine Tesori).

Ms. Junge’s plays have been produced at Goodspeed Opera House, Studio Arena Theater, Playwrights Horizons’ Lab, and The Depot Theater. Her work has been developed at The Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, The Public Theater Lab/Ars Nova, MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She is a writer-contributor to NPR’s This American Life and was a live performer on TAL’s What I Learned from Television tour. Alexa is currently co-creating a fictional podcast for This American Life (their first) and developing pilots for Anonymous Content and Starz. Her new play Fingersmith (adapted from the novel by Sarah Waters) was produced at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2016, The American Repertory Theater on 2017 and is headed to New York next fall.

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