Playwriting and Dramaturgy with Brian Quirt
This online course is an exploration of playwriting and play development practice and its relationship to dramaturgy. The work will include: in-class writing exercises; practical discussions on working with playwrights, dramaturgs and directors; and expectations for playwrights in a workshop environment. The course is geared both to writers and those intending to work with writers: it is open to playwrights and other theatre artists exploring creation through writing.
PLEASE NOTE: Participants will be asked to write and read new material (monologues and short scenes) aloud throughout the course and to do assignments between classes. As this is a virtual course a reliable internet connection is ideal. If you do not have a reliable internet connection, and are interested in taking the course, please note it on your application. We are committed to finding an alternate way to facilitate your learning and participation in the course.
Artists are invited to submit a 1 page statement about your interest in the course and a bio or resume or C.V that includes your experience as a writer / theatre artist / creator to [email protected].
For accessibility accommodations or to submit your application in an alternative format such as video, please email or call Heather Caplap at [email protected] |(416) 531-1827 ext 249
The application deadline for this course is: 12am Midnight on October 4th, 2021.
Registration is limited. All applicants will be contacted by October 13th.
Fall 2021 Dates & Times
FALL 2021 DATES AND TIMES:
Eight 3 hour Sessions from 7:00PM – 10:00PM EST
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Monday, November 15, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Brian Quirt is Artistic Director of Nightswimming, a Toronto dramaturgical company that has commissioned 35 works of theatre, dance and music. Brian is also Director of the Banff Centre Playwrights Lab.