Open Office Hours – Canadian Edition is a new Ontario initiative, launched by Catherine Ballachey (Ottawa) and Emma Mackenzie Hillier (Toronto).
Based on the successful Open Office Hours in the United States, created by Jeremy Stoller (New York City) and joined by Catherine Rodriguez (Baltimore/DC) and Amy E. Freeman (Philadelphia).
Free and open to anyone, the project is designed to provide resources to playwrights, actors, directors, devisers, and any other theater artists who feel they could benefit from speaking with a dramaturg. Artists are encouraged to enjoy “drive-through dramaturgy”: stop by with questions about research, project brainstorming, play structure, script submission, development processes, text analysis, theatrical canon; personal statements; or simply to discuss their work with some interested colleagues. We’re here to answer any question you might have about dramaturgy, or even to discuss the breakdown of a scene.
We recognize that the term “dramaturg” often elicits a groan or the question “what do you do exactly?” from artists. Answering that question can be difficult, as the job can range from anything from research of a topic to play analysis to program notes. So join Catherine in Ottawa or Emma in Toronto and we’ll answer those questions and many more.
Guest dramaturgs will join us in both locations, so stay tuned for those announcements!
Dates and Locations
Monday, November 9, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Monday November 23, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
*All Open Office Hours are from 2:00-4:00pm in the afternoon.
Toronto: Toronto Metro Reference Library (main floor)
Ottawa: GCTC lobby
Posted by: Open Office Hours Canada
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