Chicago native and soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon created ALL MY CHILDREN two decades after attending Northwestern University. Prospect Park Chairman and CEO Jeff Kwatinetz is an alum of the school as well. Fittingly, a trio of Northwestern undergrads will be involved in an upcoming episode of the soap, which returns on April 29.
Prospect Park has commissioned three finalists from Northwestern’s annual Agnes Nixon Playwriting Festival to write a future installment of the soap, likely to stream in May or June, according to the Chicago Tribune.
In addition to real-world television experience, the students will each be paid $1,500 for their efforts and receive a professional writing credit on the episode.