Exploring Practice with Michael Mackenzie

Myth, Memory, History and Theatre

Dates: January 27 to 31, 2014
Time: 1PM to 3PM
Fee: $45 Cost: 45$ (Fee is not a barrier to anyone who might be interested/eligible)

Application guidelines: Please send a bio and letter explaining why you would like to participate in this Exploring Practice session.
Send to: emma@playwrights.ca
Subject line: Exploring Practice with Michael Mackenzie
Application deadline: December 17, 2013

A preparatory session will be held January 6, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm

The past presents itself in complex ways, the most obvious modes being myth, memory and history. Any work of theatre that takes on (in some way) the representation of the past has to take on an exploration this complexity. This workshop will examine sources and techniques for doing this exploration, focusing on the specific topics writers wish to research. Michael Mackenzie has a Ph.D in the History of Science and Technology and is an award winning playwright.

Instructor:

Michael Mackenzie plays have been produced in Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Israel, France, Portugal, England, across Quebec, Toronto and Vancouver. Recent productions include Frankfurt, Upper Franconia, Hamburg, Prague and Montreal. Michael Mackenzie has written and directed two feature films, The Baroness and the Pig (2002), and Adam’s Wall (2008). Both films were theatrically released in Canada and played a number of festivals including Sundance and the Toronto IFF. He has worked with Robert Lepage on a number of projects including dramaturge for the Cirque de Soleil’s Ka now playing at the MGM Grand in Los Vegas.

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