UCLA Spotlight

He's living life's lessons on stage

  • Published Sep 2, 2008 9:10 AM

Veteran screenwriter Hal Ackerman has always advised his UCLA students to tap into their own experiences to find powerful stories.

For the last eight years, Ackerman, who co-leads UCLA's screenwriting program in the School of Theater, Film and Television, has been living that lesson by making very public his fight to survive prostate cancer. He did it, first, in a lengthy column for AARP Magazine and then as a theater piece that he performed all over the country before groups of cancer survivors and doctors.

Read the UCLA Today story.