Writers’ Workshop

Artistic Director: Melissa Bencic

Program Coordinator: Steven Gallagher

Led by Canadian director/writer, Steven Gallagher, the NTMI Writers’ Workshop will explore the fundamentals of writing for the musical theatre through a series of assignments and exercises. Work with like-minded artists as you navigate the challenging and rewarding process of building a musical from scratch! Daily writing sessions with your collaborators will push your creative abilities to the limit while exciting workshops with Canadian music theatre guest artists build your knowledge of the craft and expand your writing toolbox. The two-week workshop will culminate in a presentation of your 10-15 minute original Canadian musical!

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Program coordinator Steven Gallagher (right) and the 2018 Writers

    Past Workshop topics and Guest Artists include:
    • Finding your Muse: Kevin Wong
    • Book Writing: Steven Gallagher
    • Songwriting as a Team: Colleen Dauncey & Akiva Romer-Segal
    • Lyrics: Adam Sakiyama
    • Daring to be Dreadful: Britta Johnson
    • Comedy Writing: Matt Murray
    • The Producers Perspective: Michael Rubinoff
    • What Producers are interested in: Mitchell Marcus

    Program Dates

    May 4  – May 15, 2020

    Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm

    Ages

    18-29

    Tuition

    $775 (+HST)

    Submission Deadline

    Saturday, February 29, 2020