Social Justice as an Engine for Theatrical Creation

Now accepting applications for our next training session with Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

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Dates: May 17-20, 2018
Time: 6PM – 7:30PM 17th, 10-6 PM 18th-19th, 10-2 PM 20th
Location: Monument-National
Fee: $45 (Fee is not a barrier to anyone who might be interested/eligible)

A story is a world; a storyteller is a world maker. Your politic is unavoidably in the work, and yet a play is not a polemic. Explore ways to center your story without sidelining your values. Underpin artistic incursions into social justice through inclusive practice and thoughtful process. Consider intentional displacement, diverse cosmologies, universality through specificity, coding for class, introduced vocabularies.

Application guideline: To apply for this training, please submit a bio and CV, and a short (1-2 paragraph) statement explaining why this subject interest you, or how anti-oppression work has informed your practice.
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Subject line: Exploring practice with Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Application deadline: April 30, 2018

Note: This Exploring Practice is being offered in tandem with the MontreALL Diverse City Commons. Workshop participants will attend the Commons as appropriate.


Donna-Michelle St. Bernard is an emcee, playwright and agitator. Notable works for the stage include Sound of the Beast, Cake, They Say He Fell, A Man A Fish, The House You Build, Dark Love, The First Stone, Roominhouse, Salome’s Clothes, and Gas Girls. Donna-Michelle’s work has been recognized with a SATAward nomination, the Herman Voaden Playwriting Award, the Enbridge playRites Award, a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and nominations for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Siminovitch Prize and the KM Hunter Award. Donna-Michelle is Artistic Director of New Harlem Productions, Coordinator of the ADHOC Assembly, playwright in residence at lemonTree creations and emcee in residence at Theatre Passe Muraille.

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