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Workshop (Calgary): 2018/19 Training Intensives – Ghost River Theatre

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Workshop (Calgary): 2018/19 Training Intensives – Ghost River Theatre


Ghost River Theatre is proud to offer three exciting training opportunities for the 2018/19 season:

4 Day Devised Theatre Intensive:

GRT Artistic Director Eric Rose leads a four-day intensive designed to unite established and emerging artists through an exploration of devised theatre methodologies.

Open to adventurous artists of all backgrounds, this long running intensive will foster an innovative environment where participants will develop, learn and experiment with new tools for creative expression.

Topics include:
Collaborative creation dynamics
Visual approaches to storytelling
Non-traditional text generation
Key principles of devised creation practices

November 8-11th – West Village Theatre
Early bird pricing of $350 before October 16th

4 Day QLab Intensive

Led by longtime Ghost River Theatre audiovisual designer and programmer Matthew Waddell, the QLab Intensive is a hands-on introduction to the tools and techniques used in audiovisual design for theatre and multimedia performance. This four-day, 18 hour, workshop will combine lectures, live demos and in-class exercises that will guide participants through the process of media design from conception to delivery. The intensive is intended for students, technicians, designers, artists, and educators with little to novice experience with multimedia design or digital tools.
*No previous knowledge of Qlab required.

Jan 31st-February 3rd – F.R. Matthews Theatre, University of Calgary
Early bird pricing of $350 before January 4, 2019

3 Week National Devised Theatre Intensive

A 3-week, comprehensive, advanced program of study designed for educators, established, and emerging artists drawn from the national community. Open to adventurous artists in all media (designers, dramaturgs, performers, writers, dancers, visual artists, musicians, digital artists) the intensive explores the complexities and potentials of a guided, complete devised production process, from initial idea to public presentation, in 3 weeks of intensive hands-on-creation.

Topics Include:

  • Dramaturgy of devised work through a practical creation process
  • Audience engagement theory and techniques
  • Long-term strategies for collaboration and decision-making
  • Workshops in marketing and grant writing, specifically tailored to the challenges of new work creation
  • The building of a national network of artists who are versed in a common process and interested in future collaborations
  • Visual approaches to storytelling
  • Non-traditional text generation
  • Key principles of healthy creation practices

May 7th – 27th, 2019 –  West Village Theatre
Early Bird pricing of $1100 before February 1st

Make your own work.
Take control of your tech.
Dive into creativity.
For more information and to register visit

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