Teaching

I love to teach and usually teach several classes a year. They range from playwriting and screenwriting classes, to other more specialized areas.  Check out my list of recent and upcoming classes.

 

Upcoming:

Nothing at the moment. Watch for new classes coming soon!

 

Recent:

2013 & 2014 PLAYWRITING INTENSIVE
3 day playwriting intensive for first year theatre students for Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta. 

2013 A CINEMATIC APPROACH TO PLAYWRITING
1 day intensive for playwrights for the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2009-2013 UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA FACULTY OF EXTENSION
10 week screenwriting class for beginner screenwriters.

2013 DRAMATIC WRITING
1 day intensive for young writers for YouthWrite, a longstanding Alberta program for teen writers.

2012-2013 PLAYWRITING CIRCLES
I taught two 7 session playwriting circles for Scripts At Work, a program in Red Deer facilitated by Red Deer College for Central Alberta Writers. One for emerging writers and one for intermediate writers.

2012 ACTING FOR SCREENWRITERS AND DIRECTORS
7 week hands on class through FAVA on acting for screenwriters and film directors.

2012 SCREENWRITING
10 week class for FAVA for beginner screenwriters.

1996-2011 ARTSTREK
I taught directing, dramaturgy & acting for around 300 young theatre artists each year (12-18) for 4 years between ’96 and ’11. Plays we explored included: The Grapes of Wrath, Into the Woods, Frankenstein and Romeo and Juliet.

2011 WRITING WITHOUT BORDERS
4 hour intensive workshop for Theatre Alberta and the Alberta Playwrights Network Playworks Ink Theatre Conference on playwriting that crosses mediums.

2010 WRITING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Two x 2 day intensives on writing for kids for the Alberta Playwrights Network, held in both Calgary and Edmonton.
Co-taught with Duval Lang.