Screenwriting/Playwriting MENTORS


KateBernekingKogutKate Berneking Kogut is a playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, and transmedia storyteller. Additionally, Kogut is a story coach & consultant specializing in the development of the writer’s voice through the craft of scriptwriting. She earned her Ph.D. in Theatre from MU and is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Stephens College.Her plays have been workshopped, read, and produced in California, New York, Chicago, and throughout the Midwest. Kogut wrote and directed her first two short films, ‘Nooner’ and ‘Children Learn,’ through her production company, Envelope Sky Productions. Both films premiered in film festivals in 2013 and can now be viewed on her YouTube channel: Her latest short film, ‘The Changerator,’ is currently in post-production.

Current projects include a transmedia story that takes place in the fictional town of Daffodil Township, Missouri. You can enter the story through several websites:,, The first season of the accompanying web series, ‘American Riviera,’ is currently in post-production. Kogut is also writing a book on story, character, and the writer’s voice.

Information about her projects as well as her consulting can be found on her website, and you can follow her on Twitter @envelopesky.

One-on-One Meetings:       10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 2:00 pm

Terry Allen 2015 readyTerry Allen is a Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts who has taught courses in playwriting, directing, acting, stage movement, theatre history, theatre of the Holocaust, and American cinema for thirty-eight years. Dr. Allen holds a Ph.D. in playwriting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In addition to his many directing and playwriting credits, he served on the National Selection Team and Playwriting Awards Committee for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.One-on One Meetings:  10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 a.m.  1:30, 2:00 pm
JeannieEddyJeannie Eddy has been writing professionally since her first national article in Bride’s magazine. From there, she pursued journalism, working for local newspapers such as the Columbia Business Times. Then publication in six anthologies, two of which were honorably mentioned in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, a published historical novel, and she currently writes and edits scripts and novels, with two novels being reviewed at major publishing houses for possible publication. Within the last year, she has had her first movie produced and shot in Vancouver, and attended The Great American Pitchfest in May to pitch more scripts. Out of 15 pitches, received 10 requests and is currently waiting to hear back on those submissions.One-on One Meetings:                    8:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 a.m.



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