Shapeshifters, Tricksters, Transformers & Writers
About this workshop:
A full-on, hands-on, deep-dive into the magical world of making sh*t up! Tools and tricks, craft and creative leaps to help playwrights survive and thrive in the world of theatre by shapeshifting into the worlds of film, fiction, documentary and poetry. It’s all good, it’s all related, they all feed the monster that is your Muse.
About David Geary:
David Geary is an all-rounder. He writes theatre, film, TV, fiction and haiku on twitter @gearsgeary He also acts, directs and produces for film, theatre and documentary. He believes that being able to shapeshift and transform is the key to surviving in the arts and life. He’s originally from New Zealand of Maori and Pakeha/Settler blood, but now teaches in the prestigious IIDF Indigenous Filmmaking program at Capilano University in Vancouver. He also teaches playwriting at the PTC Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver, lead writing workshops for Whitehorse’s Gwaandak Theatre in 2018 and will do so again directly after the Young Authors festival in 2019. His latest short play, Science Is Dead! was produced around the world as part of Climate Change Theatre Action, including an Italian translation in Rome. David keeps in shape playing touch rugby, teaching Maori haka, and living by the yoga mantra: Life is short, stretch it.
When & Where?
May 5th, 2019 – 10-6pm
Whitehorse Public Library meeting room
For people with some writing experience, including emerging and established writers. Ages 16 and up.
$50. Advance registration recommended as space is limited.
(Please contact us if this fee is a barrier to you.)
To register call us at 393-2676 or email us.