Open Door

October

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).  

December

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).  

February

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).  

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

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).