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Workshops by Request (Edmonton): Selecting a Script, Pitching It, and Directing – Walterdale Theatre

Workshops by Request (Edmonton): Selecting a Script, Pitching It, and Directing – Walterdale Theatre

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On January 20, 2024, we will be hosting a workshop at Walterdale Theatre on the processes related to selecting a script, creating a proposal, and directing with Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre Artistic Producer, Heather Inglis. 

This workshop provides a straightforward exploration of the processes involved in theatre production. Learn how to select scripts, develop proposals, and refine your directing skills in a no-nonsense, hands-on session. Timed conveniently, it offers valuable preparation for submitting your work to Walterdale Theatre’s next season.

Walterdale Theatre
10322 83 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 5C3

$20 for non-members of Walterdale Theatre

Heather Inglis is the Artistic Producer of Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Heather is an award-winning director, producer, and dramaturg whose career has taken her across the country. In 2019, Heather was nominated for the Playwrights’ Guild of Canada’s Bra D’Or Award, recognizing her support and promotion of Canadian women playwrights via Theatre Yes. Heather has directed and assistant directed over 40 productions, many of which have been new Canadian works. Credits include: The Shaw Festival, Citadel Theatre, Workshop West Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Azimuth Theatre, Theatre Junction, Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre (SK), Live Five (SK), The Doppler Effect Productions (NS), Alberta Playwrights Network, Saskatchewan Playwrights’ Centre, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre, The Notable Acts Festival (NB) and Universities in Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon. Heather has received Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award (2014) for her work at Theatre Yes, the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund (twice), the Celebration of Women in the Arts Award (twice), and the Telus Courage to Innovate Award (Edmonton). Nine of Inglis’ productions have been nominated for 17 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, including 7 nominations for Outstanding Independent Production and nominations for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Fringe Director. Theatre Yes received a special Sterling Award for Outstanding Innovation in Theatre (2014).

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