Let Us Tempt You...
...with a NEW kind of classical theatre festival featuring female playwrights.
That’s right! Women were classical playwrights too!
Documented from as early as the 10th century.
Theatre Out Of The Shadows is a festival designed like a four-course meal.
(week 1 is course 1, week 2 is course 2, etc)
We’ve freshly prepared this festival, or rather feastival
of unknown theatre delicacies to share with hungry patrons,
ready to gobble up a new take on Classical Theatre.
Let these works inspire and sustain you as we resiliently move towards recovery
Your four-course feastival includes:
4 Influential Playwrights
who shaped, and are shaping the world of theatre
4 Periods in herstory
from antiquity to the apocalypse
Germany, England, The United States and of course, Canada
Virtual Theatre-Making, Get In Bed With Sound/Audio Design, Playwrighting - A Play On Words, and Open Dramaturgy sessions
All workshops are virtual
Virtual Theatre Making
May 4th, 7pm
Explore the challenges, possibilities, and ways to adapt to the ever-changing landscape that is Virtual Theatre. In this workshop we will look at the various methods to create virtual theatre, how to re-imagine a story to suit the platform, and what you will need to successfully execute your show.
Getting In Bed With Sound
May 13th, 7pm
A sound bed is the underlying music, effects and texture that bring an audio drama to life. You’ll learn how to use sound to create location and mood. The sound bed is a character unto itself. We'll explore how to create that character by creating a sound bed for Marita Bonner’s Exit: An Illusion. You will receive a link prior to the workshop so you can familiarize yourself with the work.
A Play On Words
May 18th, 7pm
Jumpstart your playwrighting process and/or eliminate creative blocks that are preventing you from being the best playwright you can be! Everyone has stories and unique perspectives to share - what’s yours?
May 27th, 7pm
Demystify the dramaturgy process by observing open sessions between a dramaturge and an emerging playwright with a new script, a produced playwright with a mid-way script and an establish playwright with a script ready for production. Learn how dramaturgy can support the playwrighting process from idea to production.
How Do YOU Want To Devour Your Feastival?
Are YOU an à la carte person? (Option 1)
OR are YOU an all-you-can-eat Buffet person? (Option 2)
A feastival pass is $44
with a $30 charitable receipt
and allows you to access
Note 1: Capacity for our open-air performances is restricted.
Waiting lists will be in effect.
We recommend registering early.
Note 2: Virtual experiences will be recorded and available post-fest