Calling playwrights, aspiring playwrights and those with an interest in playwriting!
The trees of London Ontario have stories in and around their bark and branches, so we are convening a playwrights training unit to uncover these stories.
Each participant will pick a specific tree in the city and write a short monodrama inspired by that tree and its immediate surroundings. The monodramas can be based on historical research, or drawn from personal connections with a tree, or be fictional. The monodramas can be from the perspective of the tree, or a person or animal in relation to that tree. Research support and guidance will be provided.
We welcome participants with any level of experience in playwriting. In fact we believe the success of this playwrights unit will come from having a group that includes everyone from experienced playwrights to people who have an interest in writing for the theatre but have yet to try it.
If you are interested in participating please include in your application, why you are interested in being part of this project and how you believe this experience will help you develop/learn as an artist.
To participate you would need to be available Monday evenings from 7:00 - 9:30 to meet via Zoom from March 15 to April 26. You should also be able to dedicate some time each week to writing and creating outside of the session time.
This is a free of charge educational project, where you will be able to participate in writing workshops and receive dramaturgical support from Adam Corrigan Holowitz. The monodramas participants develop will be recorded by a member of the AlvegoRoot ensemble and included in a podcast performance.
The cambium is a growth layer of the tree making new cells during the growing season. The cambium is what makes the trunk, branches and roots grow thicker.
From Medieval Latin, meaning change or exchange.
Schedule of Sessions
Monday March 15 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday March 22 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday March 29 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday April 5 - Holiday - No Session
Monday April 12 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday April 19 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday April 26 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM