NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS RETREAT
We have seen artists surprise themselves with how much they can accomplish with some space and time to think, test and refine. We have seen intergenerational artists discussing their work and the work of building the Canadian Theatre in a way that inspires their way forward. We have seen tired artists coming off busy periods of production restored through short naps in a hammock or caring for kittens found in the barn.Vicki Stroich
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
WHAT IS PROVIDED:
- A room of one’s own. Each participant will get a cabin to live in during the retreat week. There are washroom and shower facilities on the Farm and the Cookshack is a great meeting place with wi-fi.
- Food to fuel the imagination. A cook will create delicious and healthy lunches and dinners for us. The Okanagan is a wonderful place for food! Basic fixings will be available for breakfast and there will always be coffee ready.
- Time and space for you to write and create. In addition to the cabins we will find places on the Farm for you to work with views and fresh air.
- Dramaturgical support, if requested, from dramaturg Vicki Stroich. Vicki has over 18 years experience as a dramaturg working with various styles of project and process. She can read and respond to your work or lend an ear to listen. She can also help you stay accountable to your goals for the retreat or just give you a pat on the back when you need it.
- Daily gatherings with formal and informal exchanges and discussions about the work and what is inspiring/challenging us.
- A couple of optional excursions off the Farm during the week to explore the area.
WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THE PLAYWRIGHT:
- To be available to attend the Retreat the week of May 8-16, 2020.
- Travel to the Farm or Kelowna airport would be the participant’s responsibility.
- Any materials needed to create the project (i.e. computers, portable music instruments, etc.)
- A $100 contribution to the costs of the Retreat.
- Participants will be asked to acknowledge the involvement of the Caravan Farm Theatre National Playwrights Retreat in the development of their project in subsequent production materials and published plays.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Your bio (approx. 250 words)
- A description of your project and what its development history and trajectory is. A project that is still in its idea form is perfectly acceptable. We just want to know where you plan to be with your project as of the retreat.
- Why do you want to come to the Caravan Farm Theatre?
- How would this retreat contribute to the development of your project?