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Call for Playwrights (Edmonton): New Works for Young Audiences Circle – Kompany Family Theatre

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Call for Playwrights (Edmonton): New Works for Young Audiences Circle – Kompany Family Theatre

KFT-LogoCALLING ALL PLAYWRIGHTS!
interested in writing plays for
Young Audiences & Families

Kompany Family Theatre, in association with Alberta Playwrights’ Network, is pleased to announce our

2015 NEW WORKS FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES PLAYWRIGHTS 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 five playwrights per session 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 renowned educator, director and dramaturge, Stephen Heatley, 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.

***Introductory Session: Sunday, February 15 – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
***Playwright Circle Sessions: (Choose Daytime OR Evening)
Daytime: Session 2: Monday, February 16 – 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Session 3: Wednesday February 17 – 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Sessions 4, 5 & 6: TBD

Evening: Session 2: Monday, February 16 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Session 3: Wednesday February 17 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Sessions 4, 5 & 6: TBD

***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.
Workshop Reading: TBD, Early May
Public/School Workshop Readings: TBD, Early May
***Consideration for future development and/or production by Kompany Family Theatre.

APPLICATION PROCESS & ENQUIRIES:
Interested playwrights are invited to respond to Jan Taylor, Artistic Director of Kompany Family Theatre (kompany@telus.net) by February 10 2015 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.

APPLICATION FEE:
Chosen participants will be required to pay a fee of $175.00 for the workshop process and will be eligible for an honorarium for the use of their work with a school and/or family audience. APN members will receive a $25.00 discount.

Click here to view submission call as a PDF.

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