Workshop: PWM presents “Exploring Practice: Social Justice as an Engine for Theatrical Creation”


Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal presents “Exploring Practice: Social Justice as an Engine for Theatrical Creation with Donna-Michelle St. Bernard”.

“A story is a world; a storyteller is a world maker. Your politic is unavoidably in the work, and yet a play is not a polemic. Explore ways to center your story without sidelining your values. Underpin artistic incursions into social justice through inclusive practice and thoughtful process. Consider intentional displacement, diverse cosmologies, universality through specificity, coding for class, introduced vocabularies.”

DATE: May 17-20, 2018

TIME: 7pm-9pm 17th, 10-6pm 18th-19th, 10-2pm 20th

LOCATION: Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal, 7250 Clark St Suite 103, Montreal, QC  H2R 2Y3

FEE: $45.00 (Fee is not a barrier to anyone who might be interested/eligible)


To apply for this training, please submit a bio and CV, and a short (1-2 paragraph) statement explaining why this subject interest you, or how anti-oppression work has informed your practice.

Applications should be sent to
Subject: Exploring practice with Donna-Michelle St. Bernard



Donna-Michelle St. Bernard is an emcee, playwright and agitator. Notable works for the stage include Sound of the Beast, Cake, They Say He Fell, A Man A Fish, The House You Build, Dark Love, The First Stone, Roominhouse, Salome’s Clothes, and Gas Girls. Donna-Michelle’s work has been recognized with a SATAward nomination, the Herman Voaden Playwriting Award, the Enbridge playRites Award, a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and nominations for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Siminovitch Prize and the KM Hunter Award. Donna-Michelle is Artistic Director of New Harlem Productions, Coordinator of the ADHOC Assembly, playwright in residence at lemonTree creations and emcee in residence at Theatre Passe Muraille.

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