Pitching your play workshop

With Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

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Learn how to create an impactful pitch package for your play. Join Write From The Hip Program Director Donna-Michelle St. Bernard  and 2020 WFTH playwright Shelley M. Hobbs for this active work session offering some prompts and structure for sharing your work with producers, presenters and beyond.

About the Facilitators

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (aka Belladonna the Beast) (she/elle) is an emcee, playwright, dramaturge and agitator.  Her work has been nominated for the Siminovitch Prize, Governor General’s Literary Awards, SATA, Herman Voaden Playwriting Award, Enbridge PlayRites Award and Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play.  She has been engaged as a dramaturge for Pink Pluto, Native Earth Performing Arts, Factory Theatre, lemonTree creations and Humber College Drama Program.  DM is the artistic director of New Harlem Productions, emcee in residence at Theatre Passe Muraille, playwright in residence at lemonTree creations, Program Director for Nightwood’s Write From The Hip playwrights unit and coordinator of the ADHOC Assembly.

Shelley M. Hobbs (she/they) is a hearing-impaired lesbian cancer survivor who plays hockey. She recently retired as a lawyer for a government agency that protects the rights of incapable adults. Shelley writes plays about chosen family and the harsh choices that need to be made to survive trauma. Her previous work includes A Good Death (AKA Theatre, 2018); Happy Family (Toronto Fringe 2017); and two plays developed through the Ergo Arts Pinkfest program: The Sister Op (2018) and Monkey Wrench (2019). Shelley lives in Toronto, Canada, with her wife, Joan Jamieson. Shelley was a part of Nightwood Theatre’s Write From The Hip Playwright Program in 2019-20, through which she developed her play Refusal

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