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Workshop (Red Deer): Stand and Deliver – Scripts At Work

Workshop (Red Deer): Stand and Deliver – Scripts At Work

Central Alberta actors invited to attend workshop and perform in public readings

A free workshop is being offered to actors in central Alberta as part of Scripts at Work (SAW), the theatre development series in Red Deer that sees beginning and emerging playwrights mentored by theatre professionals.

Stand and Deliver: A Workshop for Actors
Saturday, April 21
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Studio A, RDC

“This is a fun, practical and hands-on workshop that will reveal the tools and techniques actors use to deliver great readings,” says Tanya Ryga, co-chair of SAW. “Actors who attend can expect to learn how to take the words on the page and transform them into a riveting performance quickly, how to make big choices, and how to adapt to the demands of a workshop, rehearsal, or a staged reading.”

Two professional directors will share the inside scoop on what they want and expect from actors. They will also give participants tools on how to deliver strong performances for directors.

“Scripts At Work is a tremendous opportunity for actors,” says local actor Paul Sutherland, who has attended workshops through SAW and read for various playwrights who have been developed through the series. Through SAW Sutherland highlights he has learned and exercised skills “that have become very beneficial for me in the rest of my work.”

The workshop can lead to great opportunity as well, notes Ryga. At the workshop, actors can indicate their interest in reading for SAW’s upcoming Festival of New Plays on April 27 and 28.

“Participants at this workshop could be cast in one of the new SAW plays currently in development in Red Deer. It’s an incredible chance for local talent to be part of this critical process for new scripts, learning skills and then putting those skills to use right away.”

To register for the workshop, contact Tanya Ryga at 403.357.3617 or

About Scripts at Work: Scripts at Work is a playwriting series that mentors central Albertan playwrights by providing new play development assistance from professional dramaturges and directors. Through Scripts at Work, playwrights develop new work, build relationships with professionals in the theatre industry, and share their work with audiences through an annual Festival of New Plays in Red Deer. Since 2004, when the series began, Scripts at Work alumni have gone on to work in professional theatre as writers, directors and actors.

Scripts at Work is made possible through the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the City of Red Deer, Theatre Society, Central Alberta Theatre and Red Deer College.

For more details about Scripts at Work and full submission guidelines visit

For additional information contact:

Tanya Ryga
Co-chair, Scripts at Work

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