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PUNCHDRUNK Comes to Canada for Dramaworks 2012

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PUNCHDRUNK Comes to Canada for Dramaworks 2012

Update: The Dramaworks 2012 Master Class Immersive Theatre with punchdrunk will be now be led by ensemble members Sarah Dowling and Kath Duggan.
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Sleep No More - punchdrunk

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Theatre Alberta is thrilled to announce that punchdrunk, one of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies, will make its first trip to Canada this summer to lead a featured professional master class at Dramaworks in July 2012.

Combining traditional theatrical texts with innovative technology, punchdrunk is a pioneer in immersive theatre: they encourage audiences to participate wholly in the world of the play rather than simply present it to them.

Facilitating this exciting master class will be Maxine Doyle, punchdrunk’s co-artistic director and choreographer of their first North American hit, Sleep No More – a Film Noir reimagining of Shakespeare’s MacBeth – which is currently enjoying an extended run in New York. Ms. Doyle and an additional member of the punchdrunk creative team will lead participants through a challenging workshop based upon creating what the New York Times calls, “theatre for the interactive age.”

Theatre Alberta’s Dramaworks will be held from July 4 to 8, 2012, in and around the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Further workshop information and applications will be available in March on our website. 

More information on punchdrunk is available on their website. Read more about Sleep No More here and watch some extra video clips here and here

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View news release as a PDF: Dramaworks – Punchdrunk – Feb 3

…from Theatre Alberta

“Theatre Alberta is so very pleased to welcome punchdrunk to instruct at Dramaworks 2012. Not only is this exciting for artists from around the province but it speaks highly to Alberta’s reputation for quality theatre and talented theatre artists.”

– Keri Mitchell
Executive Director

“Dramaworks participants, I hope you’re ready for the week of your lives. This is truly a life-changing opportunity.”

– Michelle Kennedy

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