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Wordfest and ATP present Word Play
Fri, April 21, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
Featuring Alberta Theatre Projects’ Playwrights Unit, Word Play takes you behind the scenes in the making of a new Canadian play. Join us for a stage reading of excerpts from six new scripts in development and a conversation with the playwrights.
The ATP Playwrights Unit is:
- Ken Cameron (Calgary) – Dear Johnny Deere, Harvest
- Anna Chatterton (Hamilton) – Quiver, Within the Glass, Stitch
- Michaela Jeffery (Calgary) –The Listening Room, Sundogs
- Arun Lakra (Calgary)– Sequence
- Stephen Massicotte (New York City) – Mary’s Wedding, The Clockmaker, The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook
- Makambe K. Simamba (Calgary) – MUD, A Chitenge Story
Word Play features performances by Kira Bradley, Ellen Close, Braden Griffiths, Kathryn Kerbes, Makambe K. Simamba, Myla Southward, Michael Tan, and Selina Wong, with direction and dramaturgy by Laurel Green and Vanessa Porteous.
Alberta Theatre Projects is a national leader in the creation and development of new Canadian plays, and has been a home to playwrights for 45 years. The ATP Playwrights Unit nurtures artists both locally and nationally, bringing together new perspectives and approaches to creation. To find out more please visit: http://atplive.com/who-we-are/playwrights-unit/