September 29, 2022
Workshop Series for Deaf Artists: Playwrighting
Hosted by Deaf Spectrum
Deaf Spectrum is introducing a workshop series for Deaf artists starting Fall 2022!
Playwriting The Playwriting Workshop Series will teach Deaf writers how to write a play. There is a specific structure and format on how to write a play properly. In this series, Deaf writers will be supported with plot development and world-building. Existing scripts will be used as examples as a template for your play.
How often will they happen? Each series will last four weeks, the workshops will be held once a week.
How long are the workshops? Each session is two hours long.
Will there be assignments? There will be assignments - it is your choice to complete them or not. If you do not complete them, then you will not be able to get feedback.
What will the workshops look like? Option 1: Group Study With Scheduled Online Workshops (available for Professional Writing Workshops, Grant Writing Workshops, Playwriting Workshops, and Improv workshops.)
Option 2: Self Study (available for Professional Writing Workshops, Grant Writing Workshops and Playwriting Workshops.)
Option 3: Hold for In-Person Workshops (not confirmed but possible for Spring 2023)
The scheduled online workshops will be taken on zoom and recorded. We’ll use the Teachable platform to access our course materials and recordings. There will be homework assignments that you will need to complete. The workshop facilitator(s) will be able to provide feedback.
Cost? Free but you need to apply as there is a limited number of participants!
Who are the workshops for? With the exception of the anti-audism workshops and improv workshops, the workshops are for Deaf artists and writers who use ASL. These workshops will not have voice-over interpretation or closed captioning. These are ASL-only spaces and that’s something that’s so rare. The workshops are open to Deaf Canadians only.
Why do I need to apply? There are several reasons!
- Access Needs
- Printed Materials
When is the workshop series happening? Playwrighting: December 2022 (Thurs Dec 1, 8, 15, 22)
When is the deadline for applications? 2 months before for access to printed materials. We may accept last-minute participants, depending on capacity. The latest we can accept participants is 10 business days before the workshop series begins (with the exception of January’s workshop’s deadline)
December workshop deadline: September 29 (last-minute participants: Nov 17)
When will we know if we are selected or not? We will confirm 5-10 business days after the deadline.
The workshops are for Deaf artists and writers who use ASL.