Germination with Kalale Dalton-Lutale and Gillian Clark

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Application Deadline: Sunday, December 17TH, 2023 AT 11:59PM EST.

Sometimes the hardest step in a project is the beginning. You have an idea but it’s based on a tiny kernel, unshakeable feeling, something that is indescribable. You know there’s something in there, but it’s hard to get from a to b. Germination is a 5 day workshop designed to take your idea to the next stages of development, whether that be putting pen to paper, starting to gather a team, or finding a medium that can best support your idea. Germination is for collectively dreaming, to nourish you for the future steps of your project.

Kalale Dalton-Lutale and Gillian Clark will lead participants through collective exercises to support idea sharing and world building. This is a collaborative workshop to get your idea off the ground. Germination is looking for participants who are eager to share their ideas and work collectively to aid others in allowing their projects to grow.

This workshop is designed to support the often lonely initial stages of development. Five meetings will offer you tools to allow your idea to grow some roots and be in community with other collaborators.


Monday, January 29th: 1-4PM

Tuesday, January 30th: 10AM-1PM

Wednesday, January 31st: 10AM-1PM

Thursday, February 1st: 10AM-1PM

Friday, February 2nd: 10AM-1PM

In person at the PWM Studio.


7250 Clark Street, #103
Montréal, QC
H2R 2Y3


If you are interested in applying, please fill out this Google Form by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 17th, 2023.

All application results will be shared by email the week of January 15th, after the selection process is completed.

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PWM is committed to creating an environment where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.  We are continuously working to make all of our programs accessible and inclusive. While recognizing that the identity of each person is fundamentally plural, and multidimensional, we strongly encourage applications from artists who are: Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Black, POC, racialized (including recent immigrants), 2SLGBTQQIPAA+, neurodivergent, disabled, living with chronic illness and/or chronic pain. PWM is strongly committed to supporting a wide range of cultural identities and lived experiences, therefore we encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they are comfortable doing so.

Participation is free. Workshop participants are selected based on the complementary experience of the collective group. We encourage all levels of experience to apply.


Gillian Clark is a disabled multidisciplinary theatre creator and the artistic co-director of Keep Good (Theatre) Company. She is a settler of British descent, with a smile that consumes most of her face, resembling a Troll Doll, and scars that cover most of her legs, resembling birch trees. She currently resides in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal, with a large part of her heart in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Gillian is a graduate of the National Theatre School’s playwriting program and aims to create with joy, innovation and risk. Her plays include: Trojan Girls and the Outhouse of Atreus (Outside the March, Factory Theatre, Neworld Theatre, The National Arts Centre), POOF, (Geordie Theatre), The Ruins (Two Planks and a Passion Theatre), Let’s Try This Standing and Adventures (Keep Good (Theatre) Company). She has held residencies with Nightswimming, Outside the March, 2b theatre and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre. Gillian is grateful for everyone who has intersected and shaped the Germination community!

Photo Credit: Fortunat Nadima Nadima

Kalale Dalton-Lutale is a Black queer performance maker and dramaturge from Tkaronto/Toronto. Her work embraces experimentation, mothers, loss and pop culture. Some of her plays include Pinky Swear, Crybaby, and i am entitled to rest. Kalale is the recipient of the 2021 RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Prize and a graduate from the National Theatre School of Canada. She is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Factory Theatre.

Photo Credit:  Maxime Côté

This workshop is financially supported by
Intervention -- Compētences. Un soutien aux activités de formation continue en culture. 

Compétence Culture. Comité sectoriel de main-d'œuvre en culture. 
Avec la participation financiére de Quebec.
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