News (Calgary): ATP Announces 2020-21 Playwrights Unit

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News (Calgary): ATP Announces 2020-21 Playwrights Unit

Images of playwrights from Alberta Theatre Projects' 2020-21 Playwrights Unit

The development of new Canadian plays has long been a part Alberta Theatre Projects’ history, and we’re thrilled to be continuing that tradition with the launch of the 2020-21 Playwrights Unit!
 
The Playwrights Unit allows both emerging and established artists to have the support of a major theatre company and a cohort of mentors, while gaining access to resources to create new works. The Unit is designed to nurture artists, bringing together new perspectives and approaches to creation. Through this process, Alberta Theatre Projects acts as both an advocate and a home for playwrights, providing flexible and responsive dramaturgical support to feed the creation and production of new theatrical work.
 
The Playwrights Unit will include a wide range of stories and perspectives, and artists participating will create contemporary stories that reflect what is happening in today’s world.
 
Facilitated by Trevor Rueger, who is also the Executive Director of Alberta Playwrights’ Network, the Alberta Theatre Projects Playwrights Unit participants include Mark Crawford, Dale Lee Kwong, Matthew MacKenzie, Jason Maghanoy, Natalie Meisner, Camille Pavlenko, Makambe K. Simamba, and Andrea Scott.
 
Unit members will meet regularly through the year to develop their projects, culminating in a public reading of excerpts of these new plays in May 2021.
 
CLICK HERE to learn more.