Introduction to Playwriting for Adults
Approximate running time: 1 hour
295 Charlotte Street
Sydney NS B1P 1C6
Introduction to Playwriting with Santiago Guzmán
Have you always thought that you could try your hand at playwriting? Or has it been a while since you picked up the pen and you think it is time to jump back in? In this 8-week online class, you will be introduced to basic playwriting devices that will lead you to complete your first rough draft of a short-play with help of an award-winning playwright.
Santiago Guzmán (he/him/they) is an award-winning playwright, dramaturge, performer, and director originally from Metepec, Mexico, now based in St. John’s, NL. He is the Artistic Director of TODOS Productions & the Artistic Associate for Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre. Santiago’s work as a writer aims to put local, under-represented narratives and characters on the frontlines, whilst inviting audiences to appreciate the vibrancy of Newfoundland and Labrador from a diverse perspective.
Their work has been supported, developed and/or produced by theatre companies and festivals such as TODOS Productions (NL), Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company (NL), Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (NL), Rising Tide Theatre (NL), Neighbourhood Dance Works (NL), Eastern Front Theatre (NS), PARC (pan-Atlantic), Ship's Company Theatre (NS), Theatre New Brunswick (NB), Boca Del Lupo (BC), Paprika Festival (ON), and the National Theatre School of Canada’s Art Apart Program (QC).
Most recently, Santiago’s play Urn received the Senior Dramatic Script Award of the Newfoundland and Labrador 2022 Arts and Letters Awards & was shortlisted for the NLCU Fresh Fish Award 2022.
Santiago's work is very gay, very brown, and very real. Representation matters.
Participants must be 16 years of age or older.
Limited registration! Sign up today to avoid disappointment. First come, first serve.
Creative Writing for Adults will run ONLINE (via zoom) on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00PM starting October 3rd, 2022 and running for 8 consecutive weeks (no class October 10th).
If necessary, a make-up class will be scheduled during regular class time the week of November 28th.
Registration is accepted on a "first come, first served" pending payment of Registration Fee.
Early Bird Registration Fee: $110 (+HST) (Early Bird Registration ends September 5th) Registration Fee: $140 (+HST)