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Playful Playwriting

March 2018

With David Geary

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About the workshop

The workshops would give participants the opportunity to play with playwriting – to explore what process works best for them. It will be a hands-on workshop as we create character and scene breakdowns, structural outlines, dialogue and subtext. We’ll also explore how dramaturgs, directors, and actors, can improvise and workshop with playwrights by taking on these roles for each other.

Each writer will bring ideas, pages, and scenes they’ve already been working on to develop further, but we’ll also create new material within the workshop. We’ll finish with a short staged reading of selected material.

David will also lead several one-on-one Dramaturgy sessions, for which we are accepting applications until February 15. These sessions will be free to those selected.

When & Where?

Thursday to Saturday, March 1-2-3, 2018, Yukon Arts Centre Studio
March 1 and 2, 6pm-9:30pm
March 3, 11am-5pm

For whom?

For people with writing experience. Ages 16 and up.

How much?

$90. 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.

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David is originally from the Taranaki Maori iwi and Ngāti Pākehā of New Zealand, and has been a Canadian citizen since 2008. His award-winning plays include Lovelocks Dream Run, Pack of Girls and The Learner’s Stand. David is also an established television writer, and currently teaches at Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada, in the Motion Picture Arts, Documentary and Indigenous Film programs.  In fiction, David has a book of interlinked short stories, A Man Of The People (VUP 2003). His short story, “Gary Manawatu [1964-2008]: Death of a Fence-post Modernist”, appears in The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories (2009), and “#WATCHLIST” was published recently in Penguin Random House’s collection of Oceanic stories Black Marks On A White Page (2017). An occasional poet, David writes haiku on twitter @gearsgeary.



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