There's great course being offered at the Foote Theatre School (Citadel) that could help you get started. The stage needs different voices, maybe yours is one that would benefit from this course. It's a Beginners Playwrighting course (although I suspect that with these two teachers a playwright at any level would get a lot out of it) that should give you some tools to get you started. I've worked with both Conni Massing and Tracy Carroll before and they are people I trust enough to go back to.
at the Foote Theatre School
MONDAYS: MAY 4 - JUNE 15 (NO CLASS MAY 18) 6:30 - 9:00pm $225+gst INSTRUCTORS: Conni Massing & Tracy Carroll
This active, hands-on course introduces participants to the fundamentals of writing for the theatre: dramatic structure, character, conflict, and dialogue, utilizing diverse creative approaches to trigger the theatrical imagination. The instructors will guide participants through writing exercises over the 6-week course, which will culminate in a presentation of monologues and scenes created in class. For absolute beginners. No experience needed!
CONNI MASSING is an award-winning writer working in theatre, film and television. Recent projects include The Invention of Romance, produced by Workshop West Theatre last spring, and the premiere of her short film Voila! in September, 2014. She has taught playwriting for the National Theatre School, University of Alberta, Red Deer College, Alberta Playwrights Network, Theatre Alberta and the Citadel Theatre.
TRACY CARROLL has worked as a director, dramaturg, youth theatre programmer and producer for many years in both Ontario and Alberta and spent six years as Artistic Associate, North for Alberta Playwrights’ Network. Recently, Tracy was dramaturg and director for Conni Massing’s new play, The Invention of Romance for Workshop West Theatre, and director of That’s Danger! for the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre. She also adjudicated the 2014 ADFA Provincial One-Act Festival, and directed the annual Sprouts Festival at Concrete Theatre last spring.
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