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Sean R Gaffney

Sean R. Gaffney, MFA

Director of the Script & Screenwriting Program




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Sean Gaffney is a playwright, screenwriter, director, teacher and producer. He was the Story Administrator for Warner Bros. Features, the Managing Director of Taproot Theatre (Seattle) and General Manager of Lamb's Theatre Company (New York). He has authored twenty-nine produced plays, four commissioned television pilots, two published books, as well as seventy plus produced videos, animation projects and short films.

Academic Philosophy

"Art is an affirmation of life; a rebuttal of death." - Madaleine L'Engle, Walking on Water

My hope is to inspire writers to craft stories that shine light into darkness, bring joy, and create order amidst chaos. I plan to equip my students to carry wisdom into their business, the Spirit into their artistic lives, and excellence into their art.

Recent Professional Works

Superbook: various episodes, animation series, CBN, VA 2005-2013

After Jack, comedy pilot, co-wrote with David Storrs and Joel McCrary, commissioned by Grin and Baer It Productions, to be produced 2013-14

Stand Partners, play in development with Taproot Theatre, Seattle, 2013-14

Recent Publications

Larryboy and the Sinister Snowday, a VeggieTales chapter book, Zondervan Publishing, 2003

Foolish Wiseman, One Act, Lillenas Publishing, Kansas City, MO, 2002

Pahom's Land, One Act, adapted from "How Much Land Does a Man Need," by Leo Tolstoy, Published by Communication Resources, Canton, OH, 2001


MFA Theatre Management, Columbia University, 1993
BFA Theatre, Drake University, 1986

Fields of Expertise

  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Television Writing

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