Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Black Theatre Workshop's Playwright Conference, May 27-28

Black Theatre Workshop in Montreal is accepting applications for its playwright conference entitled “Since Mama Done Got Off the Couch!” This two-day conference at the end of May is for diverse writers and performers. It takes place at Concordia University.

Some of the featured leading Afro-Canadian artists include George Boyd, Amiri Baraka, Pat Darbasie, George Elliot Clarke, Andrew Moodie, Ahdri Mandiela and David Edgecomb.

There are only 30 spots available for the two days of intimate seminars. Black Theatre Workshop encourages members of the diverse theatre community to apply.

The deadline for applying is April 4th.

“Since Mama Done Got

Off the Couch!”

A Playwright Discussion May 27 & 28

In celebration of its 40 years of service as well as the 50th anniversary of Lorraine Hansberry’s ground breaking work, Since Mama Done Got Off the Couch! A Discussion offers theatre aficionados and laymen alike the opportunity to explore the evolution of the African voice in North American and Western theatre – from the honoured tradition of the “kitchen sink drama” to the power and passion of “dub-theatre”.

May 27th – Join us for an interactive discussion with our esteemed panellists of North America’s most valuable playwrights including George Boyd, George Elliott Clark, Pat Darbasie, David Edgecombe, Andrew Moodie and more. Then stay for our opening reception where you will have the opportunity to network and further discuss informally the topics of the day.

May 28th – Calling all emerging playwrights! The second day will comprise of writers’ seminars for emerging playwrights. This will offer the possibility of one-on-one sessions with our esteemed panellists while keeping with BTW’s goal of forging a new generation of Black Canadian playwrights to continue with the telling of our stories. A unique opportunity to receive critiques and guidance from some of North America’s best.

Now Accepting Submissions - Deadline April 4th
There are only 30 spots available for the intimate seminars with our honoured panellists so click on the Seminar Sign Up Sheet and apply today! BTW encourages members of the diverse theatre community to apply.

Tickets for panel discussion and reception: $40
To participate in seminar: $50 (incl. entry to panel discussion & reception)

For more information on the seminars contact Jessica at 514-932-1104 x225 or

To book tickets for the panel discussion contact Box Office at 514-932-1104 x226 or


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