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Workshop (Calgary): Introduction to the Director’s Process with Valerie Planche

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Workshop (Calgary): Introduction to the Director’s Process with Valerie Planche

Introduction to the Director’s Process with Val Planche

Are you a director that wants to deepen your craft? Or an actor who has been dreaming of taking the leap into the role of director? Join Valerie Planche as she leads a workshop for beginners, practicing and experienced directors that will explore the nuts and bolts of what goes into the storytelling process. From idea to production; what is required to create a dynamic story for the stage!

WHEN: March 17, 2019 (10:00 am – 5:00 PM)

COST: $60 (registration online, by phone or email)

WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW, Lower Level)

Refreshments will be served from 10:30 – 11:00 am so feel to come early and settle in.

Space is limited; to participate in the workshop please register in advance through our box office by calling 403.246.2999 or email Iam Coulter at

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Instructor’s Bio: Valerie Planche

Constellations for Alberta Theatre Projects; Skylight, Bad Jews for Theatre Calgary (Betty Mitchell Award for Bad Jews); Hana’s Suitcase for Storybook Theatre, Love and Information for Ambrose University, Body Awareness, for Shadow Theatre, Canadian Premier; Homelife, for Aboriginal Arts, Canadian Premier; Blood: A Scientific Romance, for Sage Theatre, World Premiere; Ruined for Ellipsis Tree Collective, Canadian Premier; Thy Neighbour’s Wife for Urban Curvz Theatre (Betty Mitchell Nomination for Best Production); The Duplex for Lunchbox Theatre (BD&P Emerging Director Program mentored by Dennis Garnhum); Petty Threats for Petro Canada Series Staged Reading, Lunchbox Theatre, The Odd Couple, Neil Simon for Chaemera Productions; Macbeth, for The Shakespeare Company; ReVital Signs, in studio for The University of Calgary, The Fourth King, for St Augustine School for the Performing Arts; Sexual Perversity in Chicago for Under the Cover Theatre. She also assisted on Spiders Web for Vertigo Mystery Theatre and Glenn for Blacklist Theatre Co.

Valerie is an award-winning, 30-year veteran actor, director and a teacher. She has appeared on Stage and in TV and Film. She has also performed across Canada with Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, The Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Vertigo Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Sage Theatre, Theatre Junction, Mob Hit Theatre, Urban Curvz Theatre (now Handsome Alice), Theatre by the Bay, Quest Theatre, Theater Plus, Canadian Stage, Vancouver Playhouse, Fishnet Theatre and Theatre in Exile and in the US for The American Conservatory Theatre.

This workshop is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts as part of the Workshops by Request: Hometown Series.

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