Playwriting Masterclass

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Playwriting MasterClass with Judith Thompson
3:30-6pm September 20, 21 and 22
(participants must be able to attend all sessions)
Registration Limited – contact us at 204-586-2236 or
Cost: $75
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street)

Highly esteemed Canadian playwright, Judith Thompson is the recipient of two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama and an Officer in the Order of Canada. In 2007 she was awarded the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, and in 2008 she was honoured with the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and the Dora Mavor Moore Outstanding New Play Award for Palace of the End, which was also awarded the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Judith has written two feature films, Lost and Delirious and Perfect Pie, as well as multiple television movies and radio dramas. Her plays include Crackwalker, White Biting Dog, Lion in the Streets, I Am Yours, Such Creatures, The Thrill, and Watching Glory Die. Judith is currently professor of drama at the University of Guelph.

This masterclass is intended for playwrights who are actively writing. It is an opportunity to work with one of Canada’s most studied playwrights. The focus will be on writing by impulse, discovering moments of transformation that are worthy of the theatrical medium and digging deep in to conflict and character.


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