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ANNOUNCING PACT Pre-Conference EVENT!

Posted By Ingrid DeSanctis, James Madison University, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

PACT Preconference Topic: Dramaturging Montreal: Embracing issues of country, isolation, and assimilation to inspire playwriting and curriculum reform

JULY 29th, 2015

Inspired by the ATHE theme and Quebec motto “Je me souviens,” the PACT Preconference will explore the dramaturgy of Montreal. Heather Helinsky is a dramaturg that playwrights have recognized as “especially adept at freeing energies in unexpected ways” and will be leading our pre-conference event. We will begin by exploring plays by Montreal writers; then, we will adventure out into the city itself for site-specific writing exercises. Our site-specific sessions will have participants writing plays, collaborating with colleagues, and envisioning new curriculum. We plan on partnering with theatre scholars Erin Hurley of McGill, Patrick Leroux of Concordia, Montreal dramaturg Alison Bowie, as well as local museums, theatre spaces, and historic sites. We hope by investigating the work of Montreal playwrights and exploring the narratives of the city itself, we will raise questions of how we can better engage the history of our own communities to create new works that instigate change. 

To register for this event email PACT Co-Conference Planner Ingrid De Sanctis at desancie@jmu.edu . Early bird registration is $50.00 before June 26th  then the fee will be $60. Payment will be expected on the 29th of July in Montreal before the event begins. 

 For more, start reading our blog: http://dramaturgingmontrealforpact.com/

Tags:  Montreal 2015 PACT Preconference Event 

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