PlayWorks Ink 2011
Showing Our Roots

Thank you everyone for your support for Playworks Ink 2011
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Calgary for the next event in 2013!

PlayWorks Ink 2011 was presented by

PlayWorks Ink 2011 cover

Alberta’s Biennial Playwriting
and Theatre Conference

November 3 – 6, 2011
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Calgary, Alberta

featuring DANIEL MacIVOR

Thanks for a great event!


Featured Guest

DANIEL MacIVORDaniel MacIvor is playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. For 20 years, he and Sherrie Johnson ran da da kamera, an internationally respected company that toured his work to Australia, Israel, Europe, the UK, and extensively throughout Canada and the United States. With Daniel Brooks, he has created the solo shows House, Here Lies Henry, Monster, Cul-de-sac, and This Is What Happens Next.

Daniel’s play In On It garnered him an Obie Award and a GLAAD Award. Daniel is a recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama and the Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Prize for Theatre.

Featured Masterclass

Catalyst Theatre Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jonathan Christenson, and with the ongoing collaboration of resident designer Bretta Gerecke, Edmonton-based Catalyst Theatre has become celebrated for its highly integrated, distinctive theatrical aesthetic and recognized with more than 50 awards and nominations.

Catalyst’s works, including The House of Pootsie Plunket, The Blue Orphan, Frankenstein, and Nevermore have toured extensively across Canada and internationally. The company’s most recent production Hunchback was commissioned by the Citadel Theatre, where it premièred in March 2011.


play readings and SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday night

7 PM  PLAY READING | Super 8* by Mark C. Hopkins and Charles Netto
Engineered Air Theatre
*Alberta Playwriting Competition’s 2011 Discovery Prize winner
8 PM  PLAY READING and TALKBACK | featuring Elyne Quan
[President of Playwrights Guild of Canada]

Friday night 7 PM  PLAY READING | The Art of Homecoming by Betty Ternier Daniels
Engineered Air Theatre
Courtesy of Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre

Alberta’s theatre community is engaging in an unprecedented cross-pollination, both receiving and sending outstanding scripts and productions nationally and internationally. Are there aspects of Albertan theatre practice, productions, and artists that are distinctly Albertan? What makes us identifiably us? We pose the question to two Albertans, one Torontonian, and a roomful of you.

Moderated by Ghost River Theatre Co-Artistic Director David van Belle, with distinguished panelists Blake Brooker, Daniel MacIvor and Mieko Ouchi.

Saturday 8 PM  KEYNOTE ADDRESS | “The Artificial Authentic”
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library [Central Library branch]
Featuring special guest
Daniel MacIvor
The heart of theatre practice is a profound paradox; we aspire to project absolute authenticity in the most artificial of environments. Daniel MacIvor talks about notions of truth-telling in the theatre.
9 PM  PLAYWORKS INK FOWIM (“Find Out What I’m Missing”) FORUM
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library [Central Library branch]
Featuring APN’s
Trevor Rueger.
Wishing you could be in two workshops at once? Now you can! Dig into the workshop experiences of your fellow PlayWorks Ink participants in this Find-Out-What-I’m-Missing (FOWIM) forum for exchange.
Sunday 1 PM   LUNCHEON AND THEATRE ALBERTA AGM | Engineered Air Theatre
Join your PlayWorks Ink colleagues and Theatre Alberta family at our catered luncheon and Annual

General Meeting — get an underground look at what’s happening across the province and at Theatre Alberta!
2 PM   PLAY READING | Sequence by Arun Lakra* | Engineered Air Theatre
*Alberta Playwriting Competition’s 2011 Grand Prize winner
Special Event The Arden Theatre in St. Albert On Stage Series presents
in partnership with Theatre Alberta and Alberta Playwrights Network

Daniel MacIvor: I, Animal
Premiere reading and exclusive Q&A
Visit for more details



3rd Floor – Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K6

Phone: 780-422-8162 (Edmonton and area)
or Toll Free: 1-888-422-8160 (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-2663 (Attn: Theatre Alberta)

Alberta Playwrights NetworkAlberta Foundation for the Arts Canada Council for the ArtsCalgary Arts Development City of CalgaryEdmonton Arts CouncilCity of EdmontonEpcor Center for the Performing ArtsDelta Bow ValleyLunchbox TheatreFast Forward WeeklyPerpetual NotionPlaywrights Guild of CanadaVue WeeklyThe Arden TheatreDownstage The Auburn


Be Sociable, Share!