Sean Gaffney, MFA

Sean Gaffney, MFA

Assistant Professor
Phone: 757.352.4134

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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.

Selected Professional Works

Jesse & Naomi, feature film, Home Theater Films

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

Selected Publications

“Beyond Regeneration: Redemptive Transformation and the Doctor,” Bigger on the Inside: Christianity and Doctor Who,Square Halo Books, 2015

“Theophany of Television: God as a Character,” And It Was Good: Performing Arts, Square Halo Books, 2015

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


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

Fields of Expertise

  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Television Writing