30 Apr writing residency for Okinum
From April 4-14, 2016 –
Unique in Canada, the Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency invited 6 playwrights from across Canada to participate in a 10-day playwriting retreat in Norris Point, Newfoundland and was headed by two national new play development centres: Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal (PWM) and the Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD). Writers Sarah Berthiaume (QC), Emma Haché (NB), Michael Mackenzie (QC), Émilie Monnet (QC), Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (ON) and Step Taylor (NL) were joined by Emma Tibaldo (PWM) and Elizabeth Bourget (CEAD).
A place to create
The selected playwrights spent 10 days in April at the Bonne Bay Marine Station, writing, dreaming, sharing and creating exciting new plays for the Canadian and international stage. This residency created lasting links between theatre artists from across the country and generate discussion around the work being created in Canada.
photo credit: Elizabeth Bourget