A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it.
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Haven't registered for Dramaworks yet? Early Bird deadline is today, June 1st — save 10%!
Weekend I Intensives: July 5–8
Is There a Director in the House? with Heather Inglis
A Show to Call Your Own with Kathleen Weiss
Weekend I Explorations: July 6–8
From the Page to the Stage with James MacDonald
A Playwright’s Confession: How to Keep Your Lies Straight with Marty Chan
Lighten Up! Theatrical Lighting Design with Bretta Gerecke SOLD OUT
Acting Masterclass with David Storch SOLD OUT
Weekend II Intensives: July 12–15
Speakeasy: Stage Dialects with Meredith Scott
Behind the Scenes: A Technical Theatre Overview with Jon Price
Weekend II Explorations: July 13–15
A Word is a Word is a Word: Experimental Writing for Theatre with David Owen
Yes, Let’s! An Introduction to Improv with Donovan Workun
Discover Your Clown with Sue Morrison
The Business of Directing with Bradley Moss
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Our residental summer theatre program for teens is nearly at full capacity! With applications continually pouring into our mailbox, Artstrek 2007 will be brimming full of the most enthusiastic, hard-working, and passionate drama teens in the province. For those hoping to attend, register TODAY. More >
The summer issue of TA News will be sliding into mailboxes across the province next week! Check out exciting stories & info, including:
Creating Theatre Magic: Spotlight on Technicians
Mark Bellamy on Mystery & Madness
Wendy Passmore on Puppet Power
Diane Conrad on Drama with Incarcerated Youth
Listing of Summer Drama Camps & Classes in AB
Dry Martini: Who Needs the Playwright Anyway?
TA News Summer Issue Online >
Theatre Alberta’s Playbill is the only resource available in Alberta listing professional, educational, and community theatre productions together in a month-by-month format—don’t be left out!
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Submission deadline is June 30 for the September 2007 to August 2008 season.
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Flowers by Deborah Porter (1993). In the collection Flowers and No More Medea
A northern Ontario woman gives birth to quintuplets in 1934, and the resulting celebrity changes a whole family's life. Many years later, they return home to visit their dying mother. In a flood of memory and image, their lives as the women, through Sylvie, try to make sense of their fiveness.
Love and Ladybugs by Lora Schroeder (1994). In the collection Instant Applause
A couple, both living in their own minds, meet each other in a berry patch.
Butterflies Are Free by Leonard Gershe (1969). General Full Length
A blind young bachelor who is attempting to declare his independence to his overprotective mother by moving into his own apartment, is supported in his stand by his neighbor, a young divorced actress who believes in total freedom.
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Summer Library Hours! Theatre Alberta's library will be closed on Saturdays from June 16 to September 1, 2007.
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