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PlaySmelter 2014

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From May 6– 10, 2014, four new plays were given their first readings in front of a live audience as part of PlaySmelter, at the Jubilee Centre. Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy joined local writers Karen Thistle, Jenny Hazelton, Jesse Brady and North Bay native Kristin Shepherd in this initiative, produced by Pat the Dog Theatre Creation.

Playwright and author Matthew Heiti and artist Heather Topp were the big winners at the inaugural Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts May 1. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen. Pat the Dog Dramaturg and PlaySmelter team member Matthew Heiti was honored Wednesday as the City of Sudbury......

Jason Turnbull of CBC’s Points North sat down with Governor General Award winning playwright Colleen Murphy today to discuss new play creation at PlaySmelter. Click here to listen. Photo by Jorge Cueto Herrerra...

PlaySmelter presents Professional development sessions for writers on Saturday, May 10th, 2014   2:00-3:15 p.m. A Director’s Perspective on New Play Development: Emerging director Jamie Dunsdon, fresh from a residency with the Grand Theatre in London, guides us through a director’s involvement in the playmaking......

PlaySmelter 2014 – Sudbury’s reading series of local plays-in-progress expands for its second year From May 6– 10, four new plays will be given their first readings in front of a live audience as part of PlaySmelter, at the Jubilee Centre. Governor General’s Award-winning playwright......

We expanded the PlaySmelter program this year by including Jenny Hazelton’s Dead Pan Land, a piece that blends silent theatre, mime, clown, bouffon, and musicality all into one. We wanted to open up the process to works of theatre that exist outside of text. Dead......

Lara Bradley is another of our PlaySmelter veterans. We featured her first play last year Blind Nickel Pig, which is set to have its debut wit Encore Theatre in their upcoming season. This year, we offered her a closed reading of her newest play Sperm Wars. Do......

Our second reading came from PlaySmelter-veteran Cora Eckert, whose play Conception is one of our private readings this year. Eckert’s piece follows three separate storylines, each dealing with a different aspect of third-party reproduction. A heterosexual couple is sterile and dealing with alternate conception methods,......