Carol Shields Festival of New Works 2014
THEATRE OVERHEARD
Staged readings of new plays & works in progress, featuring new plays presented by Festival partners:
CERCLE MOLIERE
MANITOBA THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
SHAKESPEARE IN THE RUINS
THEATRE INCARNATE
THEATRE PROJECTS

FREE ADMISSION to all Friday & Saturday events!

THURSDAY, MAY 15 to SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014


OPENING NIGHT GALA - Thursday, May 15 at 7 pm
TIckets only $25

An electrifying multi-discipline showcase of new short works by members of the PTE Playwrights Unit, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and WInnipeg's Contemporary Dancers.

PLUS a post-show reception catered by Star Grill!

Buy your Gala tickets online or call the PTE Box Office at (204) 942-5483


WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE FESTIVAL:

>> The Schedule
>> Play Descriptions
>> Brown Bag Theatre - Short Shots

(CHECK BACK FOR INFO)


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 eleventh annual Carol Shields Festival of New Works runs from May 15 to 17th.

I invite you to get involved in some very exciting new plays.

The Carol Shields Festival is supported by: The Winnipeg Arts Council