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Dramaturgy Open Offices Hour - Canadian Edition launches Monday, November 9 in Toronto from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Toronto Metro Reference Library (first floor).

Join Emma and guest dramaturg, Stephen Colella (Associate Artistic Director, Young People's Theatre) to chat all things dramaturgical: play structure, how to approach a company, what a dramaturg's role is in development or production, why are they so awesome? All these questions and more will be answered.

Plus, Balzac's has tasty (slightly burnt) coffee for sale, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival has a store on the first floor, and the fifth floor of the library is a Canadian theatre treasure trove of scripts and books.

A little more about Stephen Colella and host Emma Mackenzie Hillier:

Stephen Colella
Stephen is the Associate Artistic Director and Company Dramaturg for Young People’s Theatre. Selected credits include: Co-adapter of Love You Forever…And More Munsch (Dora Award/Canada Council Theatre for Young Audiences Prize); Dramaturgy for: Hana’s Suitcase, i think i can (Dora Award, Outstanding New Musical), The Princess & the Handmaiden, Touch the Sky,Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sultans of the Street (Dora Award, Outstanding TYA Play) and Minotaur. Other work includes: Dramaturgy for Three Fingered Jack, The Intruder, 2008-2014 De Colores Festivals (Alameda Theatre), Sleeping Beauty Dreams(Marionetas de la Esquina/Kennedy Center), Potluck Festival (fu-Gen Theatre), and The Paprika Festival. He is a graduate of the Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) Dramaturgy program at the University of Glasgow, Treasurer for LMDA Canada and Vice-President, Programs for Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

Emma Mackenzie Hillier
Emma is the Dramaturg for the Storefront Arts Initiative, where is currently running the Storefront Playwrights’ Unit and handling all script submissions. Emma has interned with Factory Theatre, Nightswimming Theatre (thanks to the support of the George Cedric Metcalf Family Foundation), and the Stratford Festival (Theatre Ontario/OAC). Recent dramaturgical credits: This Is Where We Live (Discord and Din), Susannah Bird (Rhubarb), and the award-winning He Left Quietly (Theatre Heteratae). Currently she is preparing for La Chasse Galerie and Contempt, both to be performed at The Storefront Theatre.

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