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Workshop (Online): Playwriting for Young Audiences

The Virgin Trial – Alberta Theatre Projects
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Workshop (Online): Playwriting for Young Audiences

Turquoise and orange background, red dots, and white line drawings of tools. Text reads: "TYA Playwright's Toolbox a workshop series for those interested in writing great plays for young audiences. First session: January 7

A virtual, hands-on workshop series for people interested in writing quality scripts for young audiences. All levels and all writers welcome!

All workshops are scheduled for Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Weekly sessions start January 7 and run through to May 6.

Registrants may participate in as many scheduled workshops as they wish!

Registration fee: $50.00
To register & for more information: [email protected]

Sessions:

  • January 7 & 14 – “The Idea Factory” with Conni Massing and Tracy Carroll
    Finding and fleshing out script and story ideas that will appeal to young
    audiences.

  • January 21 & 28 – “Making the Most of the Monkey Mind” with Beth
    Graham
    Exploding your script and story ideas and transforming them into
    characters, monologues, and scenes.

  • February 4 & 11 – “Under Construction” with Stephen Heatley
    Script development from idea to full draft. (Note: Script development is
    akin to a playwright circle and runs in conjunction with the instructional
    workshops. Registration requires a commitment to participate in all
    “Under Construction” workshops while writing a script appropriate for
    young audiences.)

  • February 18 & 25 – “Characters Alive and Kicking” with Heather Inglis
    Fleshing out your characters with strong backstories and voice.

  • March 4 – “Under Construction” with Stephen Heatley
  • March 11 & 18 – “Writing Your Bones” with Josh Languedoc
    Finding and tapping into your own voice and story to reach young
    audiences.

  • March 25 – “Under Construction” with Stephen Heatley
  • April 1 & 8 – “Heavy by Mighty: Issue-Based Plays for Young People” with
    Dave Deveau
    Creating issue-based plays for young people that are authentic and
    engaging.

  • April 15 & 22 – “The Well-Crafted Play” with Clem Martini
    Honing and polishing your script until it shines.

  • April 29 & May 6 – “Under Construction” with Stephen Heatley

Note: “Under Construction” has limited seats and requires a commitment to attend all six sessions and be working on a script.

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