FRESH PRINTS Student Writers Group
Registration is full for the 2018/19 FRESH PRINTS Student Writers Group
Want to be a playwright? FRESH PRINTS is the perfect opportunity for you!
The FRESH PRINTS Student Writers Group at Alberta Theatre Projects is a unique opportunity for high school students to explore the craft of playwriting with professional playwrights and guest artists from across Canada.
WHAT YOU’LL COVER: During this six month program, students will have the chance to be mentored in playwriting by professional playwright Neil Fleming, guest directors and dramaturgs, as well as visiting playwrights from across Canada. Our writers are also invited behind the scenes to rehearsals and other professional theatre events.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: During this course each student will develop an original 10 min play. Their work will receive professional dramaturgical support as well as a full day workshop with Calgary’s finest directors and actors.
FRESH PRINTS Staged Reading: The finalized scripts written by our student writers group will receive a professional public staged reading by some of Calgary’s favourite actors.
WHO: Open to high school students in grades 9-12 and students can participate multiple years in a row to continue honing their skills.
WHEN: October 15, 2018 – March 18, 2019.
The group meets Monday evenings from 7pm-9pm.
WHERE: The ATP Boardroom in Arts Commons on the +15 level (access through Stage Door, 220 9th Ave S.E.)
COST: $150 per student. If cost is a barrier, there are bursaries available. Please contact Talore Peterson.
Meet our FRESH PRINTS Student Writers Group Playwright Mentor!
Neil is a Calgary playwright who has been mentoring young writers for over a decade. Now in his sixth year with Fresh Prints, Neil has also taught playwriting at Central Memorial HS, Foothills Composite HS, Calgary High School Drama Festival, Mount Royal University, and Red Deer College. Neil is best known in Calgary for his comedies at Lunchbox Theatre – Outside (2003), Anomaly (2005), Security (2008), Last Christmas (2011), He Said, She Said (2013), and The After Party (2013). Neil is the President of the Alberta Playwrights’ Network, and a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. www.aplaybyneilfleming.com