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Playwriting Circle

Calling all writers and emerging playwrights

Register now for Realwheels’ Fall Playwriting Circle!

DEADLINE EXTENDED!


Join us for another round of our popular Playwriting Circle!

Online sessions facilitated by Natasha Nadir will lead participants through the playwriting process with a focus on story, dramatic action, character and dialogue. Participants will regularly share their writing and receive ongoing feedback and support in preparation for a public reading (online) with professional actors.

This program is offered free of cost to beginning and emerging playwrights (or writers who would like to transition into playwriting) who self-identify with disability.

The Playwriting Circle is held on Saturdays from October 15 to Dec 03, 10:00am PST to 12:15pm. We will take a break over the holidays and return back for a rehearsal of the material worked on in the sessions, to prepare for a table read with professional actors, Saturday, January 14, 2023.

While the Playwriting Circle is open to all Canadian residents, priority will be given to those living in BC.

REGISTER HERE

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, October 7 2022

If Google forms are not accessible to you, please find a Word document here:
Realwheels Fall 2022 Playwriting Circle Application

Please submit to info@realwheels.ca

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Facilitator: Natasha Nadir – Natasha is a director, dramaturg and playwright living in Vancouver, BC. She has an MFA in Directing from UBC, a BA from Bishop’s University and Acting Certificate from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. While Artistic Associate at Gateway Theatre she directed Mary’s Wedding, Burning In, The Grandkid, Brighton Beach Memoirs and facilitated five seasons of SceneFirst: Staged readings of New Work. She has worked as a creative facilitator (View From a Window, Starry Starry Night) and an acting instructor (William Davis Centre, Company of Rogues) working with a wide range of artists and students. Natasha is a member of the Wet Ink Collective and on the board of Playwrights Theatre Centre.


Here is what our past Playwriting Circle Participants had to say!

Emily Brook:I discovered that as long as you focus, trust the process and whoever your partner is at any given moment you can’t really lose.”

Ebony Gooden: Ebony believes it is important to create a safe space for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) Deaf artists in Calgary in order to grow a thriving community.

Emma Kivisild:I love working with other artists with disabilities, and presenting the realities of our lives.”

Sam MacPhee-Pitcher: “Hearing the works of others and imagining the staging potential is one of the greatest joys of each session.”

Alex Masse:  “One thing I’ve really come to admire is the sheer scale that theatre allows. All of these stories, wherever they are, however “big” or “small” their scale may seem, can be told enchantingly through theatre.”

Gaitrie Persaud: “I enjoyed analyzing the script and listening to amazing writers’ perspectives and feedback.”

Seeley Quest: “I’d love to connect with potential performers and production team people interested in working together to move modeling toward staging.” 

Fiona Smith: “I love hearing/seeing/experiencing the development of my colleague’s scripts each week – there is some cool stuff happening in this group!”

Jennifer Strong:This class has provided a wonderful platform from which to explore playwriting.”

Victoria Urquhart:Knowing that my work doesn’t have to be about disability in order for it to be strong as a “disabled perspective” has helped me to find my voice in a lot of ways.”