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Exploring the Frontier of Children’s Learning

Sesame Workshop is looking for creators like you!

Through our fellowships we seek to find fresh new writing talent and emerging storytellers who are want to help Sesame achieve our mission of helping children become smarter, stronger and kinder.  

2022 Writers’ Room Fellows

The Sesame Workshop Writer’s Room is an 8 week writing intensive program for writers who reflect the vast diversity of our audience. The 2021 Writing Fellows each develop and workshop their own original children’s television concept and script, with guidance from a wide range of industry leaders. Select fellows will have their work featured in a staged reading and will be awarded developmental deals from Sesame Workshop.

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Danielle Eliska Lyle | Detroit, MI

Writer, filmmaker, photographer and educator from Detroit. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and was one of the inaugural grant recipients of the 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts (MOME NYFA) ‘Made in NY’ Women’s Fund in Film.

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Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters | Philadelphia, PA

Playwright, actor, and educator from Philadelphia where she serves as Lead Artist for Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists’ Playwrights Project, uplifting the voices of emerging AAPI playwrights.

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Veronica Reyes-How | New York, NY

Writer/director/actor who, by pen, partnership, or performance, desires to elevate characters and stories that invite, encourage, and reassure the viewer they are seen, known, and loved. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Mathematics degree.

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Minna Lee | Brooklyn, NY

Minna (they/she) lives and works on Lenape land as a writer, animator, and performer. In their work, they explore themes of adolescence, queer joy, immigration, and anti-capitalism.

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Janice Chun | Los Angeles, CA

Storyboard artist and writer in Los Angeles and has worked for various studios such as Cartoon Network, Warner Bros, Netflix and South Park Studios. Her work explores the relatable humor and tragedy of everyday life.

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Eric Tate | Pomona, CA

Teacher, traveler, and writer currently working in television production. A Southern California-native, he taught K-8 students in Berkeley, Seattle, and South Korea before returning home to get his MFA in screenwriting at LMU. He was recently a fellow at PBS Kids.