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Date: June 7 - June 30 2021

The Assembly Theatre and One Four One Collective are proud to announce we are partnering with local Toronto playwright, Michael Ross Albert to offer a COVID-safe and affordable 4 week Playwright-Director Lab!

This unique creation lab is geared towards collaborative teams of playwrights and directors working together on the development of text-based plays in progress. Over the course of four weeks, playwrights will be able to workshop their scripts in development with the dramaturgical feedback of a director, who will have the opportunity to guide professional actors through the workshop process. In sessions moderated by Toronto playwright Michael Ross Albert, playwrights and directors will have the opportunity to explore the collaborative process of new play development, receive insights into their creative work, and gain a deeper understanding of the crucial artistic relationship between playwrights and directors while working on a new script in a safe, sensitive, and good-humoured development lab.

The lab will focus on how a team of artistic collaborators can influence the development of a new work-in-progress for the stage. Rather than writing a new play week to week, playwrights should have a first draft of their play complete or in progress before applying. Over the course of four weeks, playwright-director teams will rehearse with actors contracted by the Assembly Theatre. The company of actors will be finalized after considering the casting requirements of each new play. If playwright-director teams have specific actors in mind for the workshop, they will be welcome to invite them into the lab. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO NOTE THIS ON YOUR SUBMISSION!

We are NOW accepting 6 writer and director pairs to participate in this new initiative. Individual writers and directors who are not currently working as a team are also encouraged to apply to the lab. If selected to participate, writers and directors who have applied separately will be paired together. However, applications submitted by playwright-director teams will be prioritized.

DATES: June 7 - June 30 2021
COST: $175/pair OR $100/individual

For more details and info on how to apply, please visit:

This lab is made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.

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