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"Steve Neigher has designed a unique, educational project. "The Middle Ages" is as exciting and promising as anything I have observed for after school program curricula."

Suzanne A. Gulledge Ph.D
Professor and Program Director
School of Education
UNC Chapel Hill


THE MIDDLE AGES by Stephen Neigher

The Middle Ages is the name of a comedy series. It features a group of established characters who get into situations that are real, funny, and sometimes a little serious, but all relatable to middle school students.

Using the pilot episode and sample episode as a guide, an after school provider, ideally with the help of volunteer college students, will guide middle schoolers through the process of writing their own short episodes for The Middle Ages. Many times they will want to then act out the episodes, and sometimes they will be able to videotape the episodes for the enjoyment of a much wider audience. All of this can be done on a next-to-nothing budget.

It's an experience that will bear fruit creatively, while at the same time polishing writing skills, coaxing self-confidence, and underlining the benefits of working together.

This project works no matter how many times a week a group meets. The more often they meet, the more episodes they can turn out.

THE MIDDLE AGES comes complete with an original pilot script by award winning Hollywood screenwriter and UNC Chapel Hill faculty member Stephen Neigher. In addition, step by step guidance is provided for teachers/volunteers/mentors (referred to as 'producers') on how to go from concept to conclusion.

Enjoy the project and please let us know who you are so we can keep you updated on new and exciting developments!