Playwrights from across Atlantic Canada will converge in Sackville next month for a two-week writing retreat that has become an annual tradition.
The event, hosted by the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) and held on the Mount Allison University campus from May 5-19, provides playwrights with time to write, reflect and to revisit their work in a supporting and nurturing environment.
PARC recently announced the participants of this year’s colony – 11 playwrights that will join together to get some input and support from a team of dramaturges and workshop actors as well as each other.
PARC's artistic director Pamela Halstead will be working with visiting dramaturges Richie Wilcox and Ellen Peterson. The participating playwrights from across Atlantic Canada and beyond will be: Wes Babcock, Gillian Clark, Lily Falk, Ryan Griffith, Kathleen Hamilton, Sharon King-Campbell, Lindsay Kyte, Juanita Peters and Tara Taylor. They will be joined by David Kennedy and Kenneth Wilson-Harrington, who will be working on a devised theatre piece, a first for the PARC colony.
A reading of the playwrights' works, called In Their Own Words, will be presented in the second week of the colony. This public event will be held in the Motyer-Fancy Theatre on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.