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Script to Stage to stream workshops

IMAGE. Supplied by Arts Council Wood Buffalo.

The region’s annual theatre workshop will make the switch to an online platform.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) announced this year’s edition of ‘Artist in Residency: Directing Script To Stage’ will stream its workshops.

In partnership with Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre, professional director Michelle Throne would lead classes beginning March 22.

Liana Wheeldon, Executive Director for the ACWB said the change accommodates health and safety considerations while supporting the arts community.

“There is a nationwide effort to flatten the curve due to COVID-19, so we’ve decided to offer this edition of Artist in Residency through an online platform.”

Residents under quarantine or self-isolate, along with those practising social distancing may all participate.

Artists and aspiring directors can learn the ins and outs about creating theatre.

The series covers topics like script analysis, design, management, and casting.

Raised in Fort McMurray, workshop leader Michelle Thorne is an award-winning theatre artist.

She graduated from the Keyano Visual and Performing Arts program before completing her BFA in Theatre Performance at the University of Lethbridge.

Thorne recently finished her MFA in Directing at UBC.

She also directed Judith Thompson’s Lion in the Streets at UBC’s Telus Studio.

Workshops run from March 22 – April 13, 2020.

Classes run Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Mondays from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Register online on Eventbrite.