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QPAC and Playlab are collaborating in 2019 to work with First Nations writers to support them through taking their first steps into playwriting, by providing an intensive experience that goes far deeper than a typical introduction class. Taking place over three phases, Sparks is comprised of a 5 day intensive with Moogahlin Performing Arts, and a series of workshops under the guidance of First Nations industry practitioners designed to stinulate ideas, introduce elements of craft, and provide strategies for undertaking a brand new script idea into performance.

 

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An Introductory program to professional playwriting for First Nations writers

Application for Seedlings closes Mon 1 Apr 2019.  

Playlab in partnership with QPAC, seek to support 6 First Nations writers taking their first steps into playwriting, offering an intensive experience that goes far deeper than a typical introduction class. 

Under the guidance of a facilitator and industry practitioners, participants will be led through a range of activities and workshops designed to stimulate ideas, introduce elements of craft, and provide strategies for undertaking a brand-new script idea. 

Sparks will take place over 3 Phases.

1. Seedling Intensive

– 5 day workshop intensive with Moogahlin Performing Arts

– focus on initial concepts, professional development sessions, interactive workshops and cultural conversations

2.  Sparks Workshops

– 8 conversation-based workshops

– participants will be guided through the elements of craft that underpin playwriting. Each workshop will focus on a different element, allowing for deep engagement and will include guest speakers. 

3. Feedback and Outcomes

– one-on-one session (1/2 or 1 hr each) to receive feedback to draft for outcome

– outcome aim is reading of work with actors (optional)

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