Theatre Alberta is thrilled to offer this series of webinars online via Zoom. We’re excited to have facilitators, instructors, and panelists join us from across the province, and around the country for knowledge sharing, learning opportunities, and pivotal discussions as we move forward in the creation and development of art. We aim to explore all areas of the theatre community and the way in which we work.
Each webinar is open to all, but you must register to receive a Zoom link. We’re asking participants to ‘Pay-What-You-Can’ to attend a webinar. If you have any questions about the Webinars for a New World series, please email Theatre Alberta’s Program Coordinator Jake Tkaczyk at [email protected].
WATCH FOR FUTURE WEBINARS BY REQUEST
Playing Around: An Introduction to Writing Plays
November 18, 2020 Marty Chan broke down the process of playwriting into practical steps that participants could apply to their own writing. He shared his insights on what makes a story best suited for a play, how to create conflict, and why theatre matters.
Strategies and Realities for Teaching Drama in a Pandemic
November 9, 2020 Panelists Caitlin Gallichan-Lowe, Duane Piper, and Linette J. Smith shared their experiences and explored best practices for teaching drama amidst a global pandemic. A video recording of this webinar is available for viewing until February 9, 2021.
Honouring Your Footsteps: Creating Personal Land Acknowledgements
November 5, 2020 Facilitated by Jacquelyn and Hunter Cardinal of Naheyawin Participants explored cultural teachings and how to position themselves differently using Indigenous perspectives to create their own personal land acknowledgement. A video recording of this webinar is available for viewing until February 5, 2021.
Health and Safety for Theatre Workers: An Approach to Anti-Oppressive Practices During a Pandemic
August 20-21, 2020 Facilitated by Gina Puntil and Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull of Alberta Workers' Health. In this two-day workshop participants learned about their rights and how to protect themselves as workers, and how they can participate in creating a fair, healthy and safe workplace.
Conflict Analysis - The Basics
August 6, 2020 Facilitated by Brooke Leifso. This 2 hour webinar shared basic conflict analysis theories to help understand inter-personal conflict, and provided some communication tools for working through conflicts.
Hazard Assessment and Planning To Reopen Theatres
July 23, 2020 Facilitated by Janet Sellery. Hazard Assessment is a powerful tool we can use to identify and assess hazards related to COVID-19, then plan appropriate controls and precautions. Reopening plans must be customized to reflect your unique needs, challenges and opportunities.