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Announcement (Alberta): Registration For Musical Theatre Creation Is Now Open

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Announcement (Alberta): Registration For Musical Theatre Creation Is Now Open


Theatre Alberta, Alberta Playwrights’ Network, and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity are pleased to offer this intensive workshop on new musical theatre creation as part of the Workshops by Request: Rocky Mountain Series. Instructors Bob Martin and Lisa Lambert are the creators of the award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Participants in this workshop will learn methods and practice skills for developing original musicals. Topics will include the relationship between book writer and lyricist, the importance of identifying and embracing a personal approach, and original work vs. adaptations (and the challenges each pose).

MUSICAL THEATRE CREATION with bob Martin and Lisa lambert

March 1 – 3, 2019
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Application deadline: January 23, 2019

This workshop is for experienced playwrights and theatre creators with a strong interest in musical theatre creation. Individual artists, as well as those working as part of a writing team, are welcome to apply. Songwriting experience is an asset but not a requirement. Participants are asked to bring work-in-progress material to discuss in the class and to present to the instructors for feedback. Material may include written work, concepts, or ideas for a new musical.

Long-time collaborators Martin and Lambert created The Drowsy Chaperone with writer Don McKellar and composer Greg Morrison. The play opened on Broadway in 2006 and went on to receive multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards for both book and score. It has been seen around the world with productions in Toronto, New York, London, Japan, and Australia.

Tuition: $375
Accommodation: private rooms $65/night or shared rooms $35/night
Meals: $41/person/day
Total: ranges from $575 to $800 depending on arrival and departure dates and choice of private or shared accommodations.

Prices are approximate, inclusive of GST, and subject to change. An additional fee of $100 will be charged to participants residing outside of Alberta.

Current Theatre Alberta members who reside in Alberta and are in financial need are eligible to apply for financial assistance. The deadline to apply for financial assistance is January 9, 2019.

Please note that the Michelle Dias Community Service Award is open to applicants for the Musical Theatre Creation class. Click here for more information.



Theatre Alberta thanks Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for its assistance with the 2018/2019 Workshops by Request: Rocky Mountain Series.


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