Nightwood’s "Write from the Hip" and "Busting Out" This Weekend

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Nightwood’s "Write from the Hip" and "Busting Out" This Weekend



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On Saturday August 23 at 8 p.m., with the invaluable help of Nightwood Theatre and the emerging actors program, there will be a staged reading of Fear of Fighting, a short, fifteen minute play based on my upcoming illustrated novel. (Put out by the same publishers who put out this amazing book by our very own Thea Lim.) The play will be staged, along with five others from Nightwood’s Write From The Hip! program, at Nightwood Studio 315 in the Cannery Building at the Distillery District in Toronto. Tickets at the door are PWYC (with suggested donation of $10).

I have to say I’ve been so very proud to work with the five other writers who also have staged readings the same evening - Briana Brown, Michael Reynolds, Marika Schwandt, Christina Wong, and Lukas Sidaravicius. Their talent is immeasurable, their help invaluable, and I’ve been consistently blown away by their insight and the awesomeness of their finished works. The evening is a great opportunity to see some fresh talent.

The following day at 4 p.m. Nightwood will also present works from their Busting Out! program, a free theatre program for girls aged 12 to 16. The goal of Busting Out! is to provide a forum for young women, through a series of theatre-based workshops, discussion and collective creation. The participants of the program will have the opportunity to work with professional playwrights, actors and directors on their own writing projects, as well as a public presentation of their own creation.

If you’re in Toronto this weekend take the opportunity to experience some exciting new works by emerging youth talent. More info after the jump.

Sounds like a great event! Wish I was in town to check it out.

[ 20 August 2008: Message edited by: jrose ]