Musical Theatre Writer’s Workshop in Saskatchewan
The Globe Theatre announces an exciting new workshop for musicians, composers, songwriters, playwrights and lyricists in Saskatchewan who are interested in the art of creating musicals. This 5-day intensive will take place in February 2019 and will cover history, technique, structure and style as well as providing opportunities for writers to collaborate and create with one another. The workshop will be facilitated by Robert McQueen, the Director of New Musical Development (Musical Stage Company) and by Stephanie Graham, Artistic Associate (Globe Theatre).
We are looking for musicians, composers, songwriters, playwrights and lyricists to participate.
Deadline for submissions: December 1st, 2018.
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact information including name, address, email, phone number
One-page rationale why you are interested in participating in the workshop and how you identify creatively (musician, composer, songwriter, playwright and/or lyricist, etc.)
Resume (one page)
Script Sample (max 10 pages) and/or Audio sample (max 2 songs-mp3 format)
(The Globe Theatre can assist participants to find funding)
Number of participants is limited and will be based upon application assessment. Participants will be confirmed by December 15th, 2018.
Dates of workshop: February 18-22nd, 2019. Participants must be available for all days.
-to provide musical theatre writing training to Saskatchewan artists
-to foster relationships with artists in the community
-to encourage new collaborations of Saskatchewan artists amongst themselves
Director, teacher and dramaturge, Robert McQueen has worked across Canada, the US and internationally. He is the Director of New Musical Development at The Musical Stage Company in Toronto. Credits: for The Musical Stage Company he has directed Fun Home, The Light In The Piazza, Caroline, or Change, Falsettos, The Wild Party,Reframed, You Are Here, and recently, Life After, the by Britta Johnson, The Musical Stage Company’s inaugural crescendo series artist. Other recent directing credits include 42nd Street (TUTS), Life After at the Toronto Fringe Festival; the New York premiere of Forest Boy, a new work by the Scottish writing team of Claire McKenzie and Scott Gilmor; The Magic Flute for Vancouver Opera; La Boheme for The Canadian Opera Company; Where Elephants Weep at the Chenla Theatre Phnom Penh; Carousel for the Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo; The Immigrant for The Harold Green Theatre and Man of La Mancha for the Stratford Festival. Robert has worked on the development of new musicals and opera in both Canada and the US for companies that include Yonge Street Theatricals, The Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver Opera, The Canadian Opera Company, CAP21 (New York), and The O’Neill Centre (Connecticut).
Stephanie is a Director, Dora Award-winning Choreographer, Producer and Arts Educator. She is the coordinator and guest instructor for Theatre Jazz at Metro Movement in Toronto and has been on the faculty of Sheridan College, Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, George Brown Dance and has adjudicated and taught across Canada. Her recent directing and choreography credits include: Mamma Mia, Shrek-The Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, All Shook Up, Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe Theatre), Crazy For You (Capitol Theatre), Fun Home, Grey Gardens and The Wild Party (The Musical Stage Company), It’s a Wonderful Life (Theatre Aquarius), Spamalot (Stephenville Festival), The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre), Next to Normal (RMTC), five shows for Theatre Sheridan, three seasons as Director/Choreographer of the Confederation Centre of the Arts Young Company and multiple shows for the Smile Theatre Company. She is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program and currently the Artistic Associate at the Globe Theatre.
Andrew Ritchie, Theatre School Director
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