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The Playwright

A conversation with Stephen Massicotte

Join playwright Stephen Massicotte in an online chat about a few of the tricks in his writer’s toolbox and how you can build your own. We’ll talk about the third idea, the lost art of the high comedy, some of the differences between writing for theatre, film, and fiction, and as many digressions as he can fit into two hours.

Date: February 17, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30pm MT
Location: Online via Zoom link (will be provided to those registered)
Cost: $25 (pay what you can pricing available)

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Instructor Bio

Stephen’s play Mary’s Wedding premiered in 2002 at Alberta Theatre Projects’ playRites Festival and won the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, the 2002 Betty Mitchell Award, and the 2003 Alberta Book Award. The play continues to be produced in English and French translation, with more than 100 productions in France, Germany, Scotland, Canada, and the USA.

An opera adaptation premiered at the Pacific Opera Victoria in 2011 and was broadcast on CBC radio. His play The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion premiered at the Tarragon Theatre and the Great Canadian Theatre Company in 2006 and was a hit off Broadway. It won the 2007 Canadian Author’s Association Award and the 2007 Alberta Book Award. The Clockmaker premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects’ 2009 playRites Festival and won the 2009 Betty Mitchell Award and the 2011 Toronto Theatre Critics Award.

Stephen wrote the feature films The Dark and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning, the award winning short film June, and Historica Canada’s Winnipeg Falcons and Nursing Sisters Heritage Minutes.

Photograph of the host Stephen Massicotte

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