May 12 - 14, 2016
WHAT HAPPENED AT LAST YEAR'S FESTIVAL:
CHECK BACK IN APRIL 2016 FOR THE 2016 INFORMATION
An electrifying multi-discipline showcase of new theatre, new music, new dance and new films.
PLUS a post-show reception catered by Star Grill
Tickets go on sale in April, 2016
BROWN BAG LUNCH - Short Shots on Friday, May 14 at noon. Bring your lunch and eat it in the theatre -- five short plays in about an hour.
OUR PLAYWRIGHTS NEED YOU!
by Debbie Patterson, Playwright/PTE Artistic Associate
Every time you walk into the theatre, you are entering into a creative collaboration, regardless of what side of the curtain you’re on. But when a play is in a state of development, the audience’s collaboration is crucial!
The Carol Shields Festival invites you to actively participate in the development of new Canadian plays. While the festival gives playwrights the opportunity to try out their work with a real audience, it cracks open the playwriting process, giving audiences the chance to get in there and muck around.
Not only do you get to follow the journey a play takes from the seeds of an idea to a fully fleshed-out performance, but you also get to speak your mind directly to the playwright. The post-performance "talk back", conducted after every reading is where the collaborative rubber hits the road.
As a playwright whose work has been read at this festival in the past, I can’t tell you how much we rely on your feedback to launch us into the next draft. As an audience member I love the depth of connection I feel with a play I’ve watched grow over a number of years.
Our twelvth annual Carol Shields Festival of New Works runs from May 14 to 16th.
I invite you to get involved in some very exciting new plays.
The Carol Shields Festival is supported by: