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Playwriting Course
Peninsula Productions
White Rock, BC
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This workshop is for anyone interested in how a play is made. Are you a playwright, actor, director, designer, stage manager, an administrator or a theatre goer? If so this course is for you. Enjoy spending one evening per week in a room full of like-minded people

Each class is three hours long with assignments that may require one or two hours of your time between classes. Learning will be done through interactive group discussions.

Just remember: This is not THE way to make a play; it is ONE approach that you might use to guide your story towards the goals you have set for yourself.

Simon Johnston is the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Gateway Theatre in Richmond, BC where he was Executive Director and Artistic Director from 2000-2012. While there he created Gateway's Scene First play development program as well as commissioning and producing 15 premieres by B.C. writers for the Main Stage and Studio series. Additionally, he has toured shows theatres in Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Victoria. Prior this he founded the Writers Workshop (London, Ontario); was Artistic Director of the Lighthouse Festival in Port Dover Ontario 1987-1994; Artistic Director at Press Theatre in St. Catharines 1977-1982; Resident Director at the Banff Centre, Assistant Director at the Stratford Festival, Staff Director at Toronto Arts Productions (Canadian Stage). He has directed over 150 professional productions in numerous theatres in Canada. He has taught theatre and drama at the University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, Guelph University, University of Waterloo, Ryerson University, Dalhousie University and Sheridan College. As a playwright, Simon was writer-in-residence at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival working on his new play Sisters that was selected for Factory Theatre's Cross Currents Festival. Simon has written plays for the Arts Club Theatre; Gateway Theatre, Western Canada Theatre; Kaleidoscope Theatre; Youtheatre Montreal and the Lighthouse Festival's Steamer Atlantic. Amongst his numerous awards are: City of Richmond's Cultural Leadership 2011, McMaster University Alumni Award, Winner, Theatre BC's National Playwriting Competition, Canada 125 Medal for Arts and Tourism, and three Vancouver Jessie nominations for best Play. Penguin, Canada will publish his novel House of Wives in 2015.
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Peninsula Productions (View)
14600 North Bluff Road
White Rock, BC V4B 3C9


Arts > Theatre
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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