Upcoming International Webinar: "Evolving Dramaturgy"

Playwrights Guild of Canada and Playmarket (New Zealand) are partnering up on an International Webinar series to host an exchange of ideas and perspectives on playwriting. Each organization will invite a distinguished theatre creator to facilitate on behalf of their community and together they will present a topic that extends from one end of the world to the other. Join Canadian Dramaturg, Stephen Colella, and New Zealand Literary Manager, Philippa Campbell, to discuss the evolving practice of Dramaturgy.


July 18th 2017

6:00pm-8:00pm EST




Please email monique@playwrightsguild.ca if you need more information.


About Stephen Colella

Stephen is the Associate Artistic Director and Dramaturg at Young People’s Theatre. Past projects at YPT include: Co-adapter of Love You Forever…And More Munsch (Dora Award/Canada Council Theatre for Young Audiences Prize); Dramaturgy for over a dozen world premieres, including: Hana’s Suitcase, i think i can (Dora Award, Outstanding New Musical), Scarberia, Sultans of the Street (Dora Award, Outstanding TYA Play) and Minotaur (YPT/Polka Theatre/Theatre Clwyd). Other work includes: Dramaturgy for Three Fingered Jack, The Intruder, 2008-2014 De Colores Festivals (Alameda Theatre), Sleeping Beauty Dreams (Marionetas de la Esquina/Kennedy Center), Potluck Festival (fu-Gen Theatre), and The Paprika Festival. He is a graduate of the Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) Dramaturgy program at the University of Glasgow, President of ASSITEJ Canada, and was previously on the board of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and LMDA Canada.


About Philippa Campbell

Philippa has been involved in developing new plays since she graduated from VUW and Toi Whakaari in the late 70s. She has had a long association with the New Zealand Festival and collaborations with Theatre at Large. She has also dramaturged chamber operas and two of contemporary percussion group Strike’s shows including Between Zero & One composed by John Psathas. Philippa’s work with ATC began as dramaturg for Colin McColl’s premiere production of The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep. More recently it has involved the debut productions of plays by Stephen Sinclair, Arthur Meek, Emily Perkins, Eli Kent, Grace Taylor, Briar Grace-Smith, Luke Di Somma and Greg Cooper, as well as the championing of new work through the Next Stage workshop programme. One of the country’s most established film producers, she is currently completing Season 2 of Jane Campion’s acclaimed international television series Top of the Lake.


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By joining our webinars live, you will have your questions addressed immediately and will be a part of the larger discussion. We hope to see you online on July 18th!