ONLINE SEMINAR
February 20 | Bold, Brilliant Broads: The Playwrights

C$ 350.00

This is a six-week dive into the work of six important playwrights from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Drawing on her professional experience, Kyra will share how an actor and director read and dissect a play through the lenses of performer and storyteller, following the arc of a character’s journey and bringing to life the piece for an audience.

Bearing this in mind, we will sometimes read from the plays together (for those who are comfortable doing so) and dig into the relationships between character and story. We will also look at the significance of each writer in terms of the era they wrote in and the politics of the day. Each of the playwrights can be considered ground-breaking in their world, and each can be considered feminist in their politics.

When: Six weekly sessions on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, starting February 20, 2021

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$350 plus 13% HST (approx. US$273 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We will be using Zoom; you will receive instructions on how to join upon registration. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded.

All seminar payments are nonrefundable. If you are interested in applying your Toronto Pursuits 2020 deposit to this seminar, please contact us.

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Description

LEADER

Kyra Harper has worked in TV and film and theatre across Canada for more than 40 years. She is a two-time Dora Award—nominated actress. Her recent TV and film credits include: Little Orphans, Burden of Truth, Heartland, Coroner, It’s Nothing, featured at TIFF last year, a recurring role on seasons three and five of the BBC America hit series Orphan Black, a regular on TVO’s Hard Rock Medical, Boxing, Final Exam, Running with Violet, Damien, The Firm and Lost Girl, to name a few. Recent stage credits include: Copenhagen, Escaped Alone, A Delicate Balance, Idomeneus, Farther West (Soulpepper Theatre); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Blue Bridge Theatre); Byhalia Mississippi (Cue6); The River (Coal Mine Theatre); Pacamambo (Canadian Rep); HER2 (Nightwood Theatre); (Factory Theatre) Vincent River (Carthorse) and Calendar Girls (Mirvish Theatre). She has also worked successfully as a theatre director. Her most recent show was Afterplay as a site-specific production at Campbell House.

PLAYS

Escaped Alone, by Caryl Churchill
(Concord Theatricals)
ISBN-13: 978-1559365406

The Unnatural and Accidental Women, by Marie Clements
(Talonbooks)
ISBN-13 : 978-0889225213
Buy from Talonbooks

The Wolves, by Sarah DeLappe
(Concord Theatricals)
ISBN-13: 978-0573705977
Buy from Concord Theatricals

The Children’s Hour, by Lillian Hellman
(Dramatists Play Service)
ISBN-13: 978-0822202059
Buy from Dramatists Play Service

The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl
(Concord Theatricals)
ISBN-13: 978-0573633980
Buy from Concord Theatricals

Harlem Duet, by Djanet Sears
(J. Gordon Shillingford)
ISBN-13: 978-1896239279
Buy from J. Gordon Shillingford

See the Note on Materials for more information

This is a six-week dive into the work of six important playwrights from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Drawing on her professional experience, Kyra will share how an actor and director read and dissect a play through the lenses of performer and storyteller, following the arc of a character’s journey and bringing to life the piece for an audience.

Bearing this in mind, we will sometimes read from the plays together (for those who are comfortable doing so) and dig into the relationships between character and story. We will also look at the significance of each writer in terms of the era they wrote in and the politics of the day. Each of the playwrights can be considered ground-breaking in their world, and each can be considered feminist in their politics.

Note on Materials

Note that print editions of Escaped Alone are currently not in stock with the publisher in the US. There is an ebook edition available only on UK site. To get this ebook, go to https://www.concordtheatricals.co.uk/s/59942/escaped-alone. If asked if you want to leave the UK site, select No.

For most of these plays, the best stock and sometimes delivery times tend to be from the publishers themselves. Each play is linked to the publisher’s product page in the list of plays to the left.

To look for other sellers of the plays, you can try isbnsearch.org. Although we try to support independent sellers over Amazon, we have found that the most reliable choice for these particular books, apart from the publishers, is often amazon.com or amazon.ca.

Note that amazon.ca has The Children’s Hour under a different ISBN-13: 978-1684115976 https://www.amazon.ca/Childrens-Hour-Acting-Lillian-Hellman/dp/1684115973/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=The+Children%27s+Hour&qid=1607087617&sr=8-2

The plays may be available from your public library, either in print form or on the Hoopla or Overdrive digital borrowing platforms.See your library’s website for more info.

Thanks for your patience! We know getting the works for this seminar might be a bit more work than some of our other seminars, but it will be worth the extra effort.

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable.

 

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Standard registration, Toronto Pursuits 2020 credit