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The Rise of On-Stage Storytelling and Other Mutations

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The Rise of On-Stage Storytelling and Other Mutations

The artistic landscape is changing.

Many theatres are closing or struggling to stay alive. In other venues, people are getting on stage and telling their stories and exploring ideas, often to packed houses.

The theatre isn’t dying - it’s mutating. And so are other literary forms.

This talk explores some of the ways theatre is adapting and finding new audiences, with an emphasis on the culture of autobiographical stories told on-stage.

Exploring the various avenues of expression which often pass beneath the radar of the literary world can be fertilizer for any writer’s imagination.

There are more possibilities out there than we may have considered.

This Talk Is For You If You:

  • have an inclination to read or perform your work on stage
  • are interested in non-traditional forms of expression
  • would like to bypass the usual gatekeepers and bring your words and ideas to life for audiences

About TJ

TJ Dawe is a Vancouver based playwright, director, dramaturge and performer. He’s participated in more than one hundred theatre and comedy festivals worldwide. He has seven published plays and a humour book. His play Toothpaste and Cigars was adapted into the feature film The F Word, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver. He’s co-created stage shows which have toured the world and had runs Off-Broadway in New York and London’s West End. He teaches a course at Langara on how to create a solo show. He’s been making his living creating and touring new theatre pieces since 2001.

Author in the Spotlight

Colin MacArthur's memoir, French Toast, tells a love story. For every #MeToo who’s life has been destroyed by a perpetrator there are often several others, #UsToo people not directly affected, but who suffer collateral damage unwittingly at the hands of the victim.

Unable to relate to the world around them in any other way than the person they were created by their childhood. They leave those of us lucky enough to have enjoyed a nurturing upbringing at a loss to know how to cope.

About Colin
Colin was born in British Columbia, Canada, but we moved to England when he was twelve. Since then he has moved back and forth several times. Published as a photographer on both side of the Atlantic, this is his first published book. French Toast is a memoir covering the last forty years of my life, although in truth it was written as a vessel to tell Christine’s story.


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