Playwriting Workshop - Play to Stage  with John Carroll
Date: September 22, 2020 - December 5, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Guildhall
45530 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack BC
Price: Adults: $125 member/$150 non member
Students and Seniors: $125 member/$150 non member

This workshop is designed to give participants the opportunity in a supportive, low-risk environment to develop technique and confidence in writing for the stage. It is open to newcomers as well as those with some experience. Participants will create their own scripts which will be shared and discussed with the workshop group. In the process of discussion of the work, fundamental techniques of playwriting related to dialogue, stage business, stage directions and script formatting will be established. Participants will be free to write on any subject and in any form and genre for the stage—i.e., monologue, musical, comedy, drama, agitprop, experimental, etc. The work of the participants will be presented to an audience as a staged reading in early December. No previous experience is necessary

Please note:

No classes on Oct 6, 20, Nov 3 & 17th.

Class is limited to 10 participants so please register early.

Provincial Covid-19 Health Guidelines will be followed throughout this class. We request participants bring and wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

For more information and to register for this class please contact Jodie at

About John

John Carroll (MFA Creative Writing, UBC and MA Directing, University of Western Washington) is a Professor Emeritus and long-time member of the UFV English Department. He has extensive experience teaching in all aspects of theatre, including directing, script writing, dramatic theory, and theatre history. He has written, acted, and directed for the stage. He is a co-founder of Green Thumb Theatre for Young People as well as a published writer in fiction, poetry, and children’s literature.