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Theatre Alberta

Playing Around

An Introduction to Writing Plays

Date: November 18, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Zoom

Marty Chan breaks down the process of playwriting into practical steps that participants can immediately apply to their own writing. He’ll share his insights on what makes a story best suited for a play, how to create conflict, and why theatre matters. Be prepared for writing exercises.

About the Facilitator

Marty writes plays for adults, books for kids, and tweets for fun. Best known for his plays Mom, Dad, I’m Living with a White Girl, and The Bone House, Marty has entertained theatre audiences with his quirky sense of humour and his political observations. Marty works and lives in Edmonton with his wife Michelle and their cat Buddy.

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