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Playwright Intensive 2015

Playwriting Jumpstart with Marcia Johnson - October 2015

Start writing a new play or dust off the one from the drawer! Sometimes all a writer needs is a little encouragement.  During our FireWorks festival, the Alumnae Theatre is offering writers an opportunity to become part of the Playwrights’ Intensive.  Over the course of the three Saturdays (November 7th, 14th, and 21st from 9:30 am -12:30), Marcia Johnson will help playwrights of all levels to find or refine their own style.  We’ll work on eliminating unnecessary exposition while creating a piece worthy of collaboration with actors, directors, designers and the audience.

Marcia is a Toronto-based actor and writer.  Works include Courting Johanna based on Alice Munro’s ‘Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage’ (Blyth); Late (Obsidian Theatre Company); two operas with composer Stephen A. Taylor; My Mother’s Ring (Tapestry) and an adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Paradise Lost (University of Illinois.)

The cost of the workshop will be $75.00 for Alumnae Members and $100.00 for non-members. If interested, all participants are requested to send contact information: name, email and telephone numbers and 5 pages (maximum) of a script on which you are currently working to:

The deadline for registration will be Friday, October 16th but space will be limited to 15 writers so first come, first serve!
Once you have been registered officially, you will be contacted and given a code to use for the on-line payment of the workshop.  Your payment will be in the form of a ‘ticket’ to the Playwrights’ Intensive which will act as your payment receipt.  Payment must be received by October 21, 2015 in order to secure your place in the workshop.  (If your payment is not received, we will give your space to the next writer on the wait list.)   Please note that there are no refunds or credits given for cancellations.

Last year’s workshop was well attended and well received!  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to work with Marcia and learn about other GTA writers and their work.  Register now!


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