Seth Rogen, Jordan Peele and Thomas Middleditch are among the actors set to take part in Young Storytellers’ annual fundraising event.
The Biggest Show will feature readings of short screenplays written by students in public elementary and middle schools in Los Angeles and New York. The 13th annual event, set for Oct. 20 at Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live, will again be hosted by Jason and Randy Sklar.
Other thesps on board to bring the students’ works to life include Nasim Pedrad, Tony Hale, Charlie Day, Max Greenfield, Danny Pudi, Busy Philipps, John Cho and Natasha Rothwell.
The L.A.-based non-profit Young Storytellers org sends volunteers into dozens of schools to work with students on developing short screenplays.
Over the course of eight weeks, the students learn the basics of crafting a dramatic narrative by working one on one with mentors, many of them industry writers. At the end of the program, each student’s screenplay is brought to life at an evening event for family and friends with a group of volunteer actors.
The Biggest Show event draws on selected screenplays from throughout the previous school year. The event is the org’s biggest annual fundraiser.
Young Storytellers was formed in 1997 by a group of film students that included future “Glee” and “American Horror Story” co-creator Brad Falchuk. Tickets are available on the organization’s website.
(Pictured: Seth Rogen, Jordan Peele, Thomas Middleditch)