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Freaks, Geeks, and Queen Bees: Crafting the Teenage Voice for TV

From BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 and GOSSIP GIRL to 13 REASONS WHY, ATYPICAL, and RIVERDALE, television shows set in the world of teenagers have evolved through the years but still tackle the myriad issues young people face in this period of awkwardness and angst. 

On this special evening, our panel discusses the craft behind writing with the teenage voice in mind, how they develop characters and refresh tried-and-true plots, and how writers are reinventing and reimagining the genre. 


  • Peter Barsocchini (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 1, 2, and 3)


  • Charles Rosin (SOUTH OF NOWHERE, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210)

  • Brian Yorkey (13 REASONS WHY)

Moderated by DrRosanne Welch (TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210)

Doors open at 7:00pm. Event starts at 7:30pm.

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Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s library and archive and other outreach programs.

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