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WHO’S IT FOR?
This mentored group is for Indigenous and northern artists who are passionate about writing for performance. The emphasis is on development of first drafts and/or revised scripts in a supportive, focused, stimulating workshop environment. This professional development opportunity is open to motivated creators with plays in development, including playwrights, storytellers, writers, dancers, and artists from other genres. Yukon Voices is based in Whitehorse but welcomes other participants via Skype.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Participants (up to 8) will develop and hone their skills through discussion, storytelling and writing exercises, and careful reading of each other’s scripts and constructive critiques. Sessions will explore questions of character, plot, dialogue and structure in a hands-on approach, as we delve together into each participant’s new work. Yukon Voices is facilitated by Patti Flather, Gwaandak Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director and an award-winning playwright.
PARTICIPATING PLAYWRIGHTS WILL:
- Submit up to 20 pages of their script at 2-3 workshop sessions and receive constructive group feedback;
- Read other participants’ submissions and prepare constructive comments before each session (maximum 3 per week);
- Have dedicated writing time at each session, with guided writing exercises;
- Motivate and inspire each other in a focused and supportive workshop community;
- Improve productive writing habits;
- Hone critical analysis skills in careful reading of, listening to and critiquing other people’s writing;
- Participate in a public reading featuring excerpts of works-in-progress;
- Be considered for future Gwaandak Theatre opportunities including professional dramaturgy, play development workshops, readings and professional production.
6 weekly sessions, Tuesdays 6-9 pm from Feb. 14-March 21, with public reading on World Theatre Day March 27 at Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.
$75, payable on acceptance. Successful applicants also must be Gwaandak Theatre members (cost $5). Writers for whom the program fee is a barrier can identify themselves to Gwaandak Theatre to arrange a flexible payment plan or fee reduction.
PLAYWRIGHT GROUP 2017
You’re invited to Gwaandak Theatre’s Yukon Voices Play Readings, in association with Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on Monday March 27 at the KDCC’s Artist Studio in Whitehorse to celebrate the World Theatre Day.
Doors open at 6:30.
Readings start at 7 pm.
By donation. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information call: 393-2676