Calendar, June 2019 - June 2020

June

17th

PGC Annual General Meeting

On Monday, June 17th, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Manitoba members of the Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) will be gathering in the Rory Runnells Studio, 5th floor, Artspace Building, to join PGC's Annual General Meeting online.  

26th

PlayLab - Broken River by Leigh-Anne Kehler

A workshop of Leigh-Anne Kehler's new play Broken River.  Dramaturg - Brian Drader. 

27th

PlayLab - The Dance by Tyler White.

A workhsop of Tyler White's new play The Dance.  Director and dramaturg - Krista Jackson. 

July

4th

PlayLab - Waking Gaia by Brian Richardson

A workshop of Brian Richardson's new play Waking Gaia.  

13th

Studio Rental - The Winnipeg Fringe Festival

The Rory Runnells Studio is being used by the Winnipeg Fringe Festival from July 13th to 28th, 2019.  

30th

PlayLab - Narrow Bridge by Daniel Thau-Eleff

A one day workshop of Daniel Thau-Eleff's new play Narrow Bridge, in association with Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. Dramaturg - Brian Drader.  Director - Ari Weinberg 

September

17th

Workshop - Narrow Bridge by Daniel Thau-Eleff

A Winnipeg Jewish Theatre workshop of Daniel Thau-Eleff's new play Narrow Bridge, with dramaturgical support provided by MAP.   Director - Ari Weinberg.  Dramaturg - Brian Drader.

20th

Workshop - Narrow Bridge by Daniel Thau-Eleff

A Winnipeg Jewish Theatre workshop of Daniel Thau-Eleff's new play Narrow Bridge, with dramaturgical support provided by MAP. Director - Ari Weinberg. Dramaturg - Brian Drader.

22nd

Workshop - Narrow Bridge by Daniel Thau-Eleff

A Winnipeg Jewish Theatre workshop of Daniel Thau-Eleff's new play Narrow Bridge, with dramaturgical support provided by MAP. Director - Ari Weinberg. Dramaturg - Brian Drader.

24th

MAP's 2019 Annual General Meeting

6:00 pm - Annual General Meeting 

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - A very informal social gathering to launch the season!  

Location - The Rory Runnells Studio, Room 504, 5th floor, Artspace Building, 100 Arthur Street.

27th

Workshop - Narrow Bridge by Daniel Thau-Eleff

A Winnipeg Jewish Theatre workshop of Daniel Thau-Eleff's new play Narrow Bridge, with dramaturgical support provided by MAP. Director - Ari Weinberg. Dramaturg - Brian Drader.

October

6th

PlayLab - Awaken by Tracy Penner

A one day workshop of Tracy Penner's new play Awaken, in association with SIR and Zone41.  Director - Krista Jackson.  Dramaturg - Michelle Boulet.  

21st

Down Cant River Workshop

The MAP studio is being used for a workshop of Ellen Peterson's new play Down Cant River.  

22nd

Open Door - The Business of Playwriting

An Open Door industry development night exploring the business of playwriting, with guest panelists Sharon Bajor, Thomas Morgan Jones, Hope McIntyre, and Debbie Patterson, facilitated by Brian Drader.  

7:00 pm in MAP's Rory Runnells Studio, room 504, 5th floor, 100 Arthur Street (Artspace Building in the Exchange District).  

27th

Winnipeg Theatre Awards

Planning meeting in the Rory Runnells Studio.  

28th

Theatre Projects Manitoba workshop

A Theatre Projects Manitoba workshop of Rick Chafe's new play Five Moments in the Rory Runnells Studio. 

November

2nd

Dramaturgically Speaking Seminar

Dr. Lindsay Lachance (National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre Artistic Associate, and dramaturg for Frances Koncan's Women of the Fur Trade) is leading a dramaturgical seminar from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for MAP's ad-hoc team of dramaturgs, and invited guests.  A MAP/RMTC event.  

9th

Contemporary Verse 2 Workshop

In the Rory Runnells Studio.  

23rd

Theatre Projects Manitoba workshop

A Theatre Projects Manitoba workshop of Rick Chafe's new play Five Moments in the Rory Runnells Studio. 

24th

PlayLab - Dream Crocodile by Ross McMillan

A one day workshop of Ross McMillan's new play Dream Crocodile in MAP's Rory Runnells studio.  

27th

Trans Artist Collective Workshop

In the Rory Runnells Studio.  

December

1st

PlayLab - Awaken by Tracy Penner

A one day workshop of Tracy Penner's new play Awaken, in association with SIR and Zone41. Director - Krista Jackson. Dramaturg - Michelle Boulet.

2nd

Theatre Projects Manitoba workshop

A Theatre Projects Manitoba workshop of Rick Chafe's new play Five Moments in the Rory Runnells Studio, Dec. 2 to 4, 2019. 

11th

Open Door - The Pitch!

An evening devoted to investigating and honing how we talk about our stories, how we distill our epic down to a pithy and muscular recap that captures the essence without getting bogged down in the detail i.e. The Pitch! (or the more theatre friendly version ... The Chat?)

Facilitators - Brian Drader and Krista Jackson. 

7:00 pm in MAP's Rory Runnells Studio, room 504, 5th floor, 100 Arthur Street (Artspace Building in the Exchange District).  

January

2nd

In the Studio Jan. 2nd to 29th - Who Knows Theatre

Studio booked for rehearsals, January 2nd to 29th, 2020. 

Who Knows Theatre, rehearsing Vern Thiessen's Shakespeare's Will, to be presented in MAP's Rory Runnells studio from January 30th to February 9th, 2020 as part of RMTC's Shakespeare Fest.

For more details, see the Jan. 30th Events Schedule entry.  

30th

MAP Studio - Who Knows Theatre presents Vern Thiessen's Shakespeare's Will

Shakespeare's Will, by Vern Thiessen.  Presented by Who Knows, as part of the RMTC Shakespeare Fest, in MAP's Rory Runnells Studio.  

January 30th to February 9th, evening performances at 7:30 pm, closing performance at 2:00 pm on February 9th.  (Monday Feb. 3rd is dark).  

February

10th

Digital Alchemy Creation Lab

Brian Drader in Blyth for the first Digital Alchemy Creation Lab [MODULE], February 10th to 14th, 2020.  For more details about this national co-pro initiative, please follow the link.  DACL news

25th

Open Door - Writing Exercise Swap Meet

Writing exercises are great, to shake off the rust, to develop potential material, to build writing muscle, or just to have some fun.  And you can't have too many writing exercises in your tool box.  To that end ... a Writing Exercise Swap Meet!  Bring your favorite writing exercises or prompts to share with the group, and pick up some new ones.  We might even do a few ...

Tuesday, Febuary 25th, 7:00 pm, in MAP's Rory Runnells Studio (5th floor of the Artspace Building, 100 Arthur Street).  

25th

In the Studio Feb. 25th to March 2nd - Roseneath Theatre

Toronto's Roseneath Theatre is rehearsing their TYA touring show Outside in the Rory Runnells Studio from Feb. 25th to 29th. 

March

10th

Open Door - Writing Large Cast Plays for High School Performance

What makes for a good High School play performed by students? Are you writing with the students, or for them? Are they performing for their peers or for the public? Is there a ‘market’ for large cast High School plays? That play you wrote for that school; how do you explore other production possibilities? Is there a regional or national network for sharing this type of work? If not, should there be? What might that look like? These questions, and more …

An evening of discussion and exchange, facilitated by Brian Drader, Ellen Peterson, and Jey Thibedeau (Manitoba Drama Educators’ Association).

7:00 pm in the Rory Runnells Studio (room 504, 5th floor, Artspace, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg).  

 

24th

Open Door Reading - Broken River by Leigh-Anne Kehler - POSTPONED

Join us for a reading of Leigh-Anne Kehler's new play, Broken River.  

Tuesday March 24th, 7:00 pm, in MAP's Rory Runnells Studio (5th floor, the Artspace Building, 100 Arthur Street).  

April

18th

Wpg. Fringe Festival/MAP Fundraiser! POSTPONED.

Yup! The Winnipeg Fringe Festival and the Manitoba Association of Playwrights are teaming up to throw a big ol' party at the Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre on Saturday, April 18th, 2020.  Mark the date and join us to celebrate the first hint of spring with an evening of theatre, great food, an extended intermission reception, a post-show raffle draw (of course), and a few surprises!  LOTS more details coming your way in the New Year ...  

22nd

Open Door - Scene Work! POSTPONED.

There's a new Playwriting Unit in town ... they don't even have a name yet!  But MAP will be supporting them in an Open Door evening, where each member will offer a scene to be read  from a work-in-progress.   Facilitated by Carolyn Gray.  

More details to come ... stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00 pm, in the Rory Runnells Studio (5th floor, the Artspace Building, 100 Arthur Street).  

August

24th

Digital Alchemy Creation Lab - POSTPONED

Brian Drader in Montreal for the second Digital Alchemy Creation Lab [MODULE], August 24th to 28th, 2020.  For more information about this national co-pro initiative, please follow the link. DACL news

September

28th

Winnipeg Digital Alchemy Creation Lab - POSTPONED

The MAP/Winnipeg Digital Alchemy Creation Lab [MODULE], September 28th to October 2nd, 2020.  For more information about this national co-pro initiative, please follow the link. DACL news

More details to come!

October

24th

Digital Alchemy Creation Lab - POSTPONED

Brian Drader in Vancouver for the fourth and final Digital Alchemy Creation Lab [MODULE], October 26th to 30th, 2020.  For more information on this national co-pro initiative, please follow the link. DACL news