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Down To The Wood: A Playwriting Workshop with Andrea Scott

November 23, 2021

"Down to the Wood" with Andrea Scott
February 18-20, 2022

This workshop will be about taking an idea, a sketch of an idea and turning it into the beginning of a first draft. Using images, themes, and motivation (which all start with character), Andrea will help a playwright take that spark of an idea into a story that can live on stage.

Sessions will happen Friday night, Saturday and Sunday in person in Halifax. Weekend ends with public reading where Andrea Scott reads from her own work and the workshop participants can share excerpts of their work, as they feel comfortable.

Cost is only $20*. Limited spaces available.
*If the cost is prohibitive to taking this workshop, please reach out to PARC and arrangements will be made for you to attend.

This workshop is happening in partnership with San Family Productions and supported by funds from the NS Cultural and Youth Activities Program.

About Andrea Scott

Andrea’s play, Eating Pomegranates Naked, won the RBC Arts Professional Award, and named Outstanding Production at the 2013 SummerWorks Festival. Better Angels: A Parable won the SummerWorks Award for Production and was published in 2018. Don’t Talk to Me Like I’m Your Wife, won the Cayle Chernin Award for theatre ran at SummerWorks in 2016. 2019 saw her co-written play with Nick Green, Every Day She Rose wow audiences at Buddies in Bad Times. Her play about Viola Desmond, Controlled Damage, had its sold-out world premiere at Neptune Theatre in 2020 and will open at The Grand Theatre in 2022. She won the Magee Diversity Screenwriter’s Award for her first TV script, Dust to Dust. Her dark comedy Bad Habits landed her a job as the Story Editor on The Porter (BET/CBC), which she followed up with snagging a spot pitching to Netflix with her supernatural drama Cassidy Must Die. 2021 saw her winning $10,000 from Amazon and the Indigenous Screen Office, pitching her coming-of-age dramedy DONE! She’s currently working in the writers room on the 15th season of Murdoch Mysteries.