You want to make new theatre. We have a program for you.
In the spotlight at PTC:
Block A winter session mentor Joanna Garfinkel is experimenting with bringing this cohort of writers into PTC’s Test Kitchen for physically-based work to help with script writing. We asked her to share her thoughts about this unique process.
Both Melanie Yeats and Kathleen Flaherty attended the PuSh Festival workshop Page to Stage: The Craft of Adaptation with Vincent Murphy in late January 2017. Murphy offers what he has learned and taught about adaptation-specific strategies for theme, dialogue, character, imagery, storyline, and action. Belinda Bruce and Kathleen Flaherty asked Melanie to share her thoughts on the workshop.
Playwright/director/teacher David Geary responded to a query in the LMDA digest about post performance feedback sessions, whether they are useful and how they should be conducted.
Our playwrights are working on some great projects.
A huge congrats to Parker MacDougall-McLean, who made the BCBusiness 30 Under 30 list for the creation of his branding agency In the Rye, with which he aims to boost diversity and inclusivity in the digital media sector, especially for people with low or no vision. In the Rye expertly designed our accessible website last year: http://playwrightstheatre.com. #accessibility #inclusion
Access is a human right. Right now, d/Deaf artists do not have ongoing access to creative opportunities in the Vancouver theatre community. Work is beginning to address this exclusion, but in the meantime, there are artists whose creative drive shouldn’t be denied. PTC is partnering with Theatre Terrific, New(to)Town Collective, and The Story We Be in the launch of this crowdfunding campaign; what we see as an initial step to creating meaningful access, and to building an inclusive theatre community! Join us in this effort! Contribute today, and please spread the word!