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Workshop (Edmonton): New Works for Young Audiences Playwright’s Circle

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Workshop (Edmonton): New Works for Young Audiences Playwright’s Circle

Kompany Family Theatre in association with the Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation


The 2012 New Works for Young Audiences Playwright’s Circle


Appropriate playwrights: This circle is for playwrights (emerging or established) who are interested in developing work suitable for young audiences and/or families. The play can be at any stage of development – a full draft, a few scenes or even just an idea. A small group of no more than six playwrights will be selected to participate in this workshop based upon the suitability of their proposed work, their goals around developing their work and their desire to share the development process with others.

Playwright Circle elements: Over the course of the full circle playwrights can expect to develop their plays under the guidance of established playwright, educator, director and dramaturge, Kim McCaw, as well as through feedback from other participants, readings by professional actors and reaction and feedback from your intended audience.

Acceptance & participation in the Playwright’s Workshop will include:

  • Six ‘playwright’s circle style’ sessions lead by Kim McCaw (Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation) on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. from January 18 to February 22, 2011 (Edmonton).
  • Workshop readings of your play (or scenes) in development by professional actors for a school and/or family audience. You will be given an honorarium for the use of your piece in this part of the process.
  • Consideration for future development and/or production by Kompany Family Theatre.

Application Process:  Interested playwrights are invited to respond to the Artistic Director of Kompany Family Theatre ( by January 4th 2012 with a short description of your play/idea, what you would like to accomplish over the course of the workshop as well as relevant background information about yourself. Chosen participants will be required to pay a fee of $150.00 for the workshop process and will be eligible for an honorarium for the use of their work with a school and/or family audience. 

For more information, please download this PDF: New Works Playwright’s Circle 2012

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