Virtual Master Class + Workshop

Reinventing Humans with Comedy Writer David Sacks

November 13, 2022
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

On the set during the filming of “Jayson Musson: His History of Art,” featuring Brian Langan as “Caveman” (left), FWM staff member Abby Lutz as “Willa” (right), and Jayson Musson as “Jay” (floor). Episode two: “Caveman Days.” Jayson Musson, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, “His History of Art,” 2022. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Celebrated comedy writer of Simpsons fame, David Sacks would like to know how you feel about being human in the world today. What makes it hard? How could humans be better designed and better equipped for the challenges we face? How would you reinvent humans?

After workshopping your ideas for an original character with David Sacks over zoom, collaborate in-person with balloon artist Jodi Rice, sketch artist Safiya Wharton, or screen printers from FWM staff to bring your ideas to life!

Organized in conjunction with Jayson Musson: His History of Art.

Event Information

November 13, 2022
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

$15.00 Public | $10.00 Members
Space is limited. Advance reservations encouraged


About the Participants

David Sacks is an American television writer and producer. He attended Harvard College, graduating with a degree in Government. While there he began his comedy writing career as an editor of the school’s humor magazine, The Harvard Lampoon. Upon graduating, Sacks moved to Los Angeles and began writing for television. His writing and producing credits include seasons five and six on The Simpsons, for which he won an Emmy Award, 3rd Rock from the Sun, for which he received a Golden Globe Award, Malcolm in the Middle, The Tick, Pound Puppies, Regular Show on Cartoon Network, and Murphy Brown. In 2008, Sacks created and executive produced Lewis Black’s The Root of All Evil for Comedy Central. In 2013, he produced a weekly podcast Spiritual Tools for An Outrageous World. From 2015–2017, he executive produced and cowrote Nickelodeon’s Pig Goat Banana Cricket with series co-creator Johnny Ryan. From 2016–2021, Sacks was executive producer and showrunner for TBS’ original series, Final Space. 


Major support for Jayson Musson: His History of Art has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Wyncote Foundation, and All Ages Productions.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

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