The Nine Rooms Workshop

Friday, November 26, 2010 (Note new date)
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Button Factory
25 Regina St S
Waterloo, ON N2J 1R8

A lot can happen in 10 minutes.

Join Dominik Loncar, Artistic Director of the InspiraTO Festival, as he takes you through The Nine Rooms, a workshop designed to test drive your creativity and help you write a 10-minute play. Like full-length plays, the 10-minute form employs conflict, distinctive characters and high stakes.  Above all, every line of dialogue is crucial.

Through The Nine Rooms you will:

  • Learn how the three “cause” rooms keep you focused.
  • Explore how the three “character” rooms allow you to create vividly distinct characters.
  • Engage in the three “context” rooms to help you create the story you want to tell.

Each “room” includes writing and role-playing exercises. You’ll also review some sample 10-minute plays to address the challenges and solutions unique to the genre.

Bring a pen, a notepad and an idea or inspiration you’d like to work on.

This event is free for Pat the Dog Playwright Centre members.  $50 for non-members

To register call 519-886-4577.

Dominik Loncar is a playwright and the Artistic Director of the InspiraTO Festival, Canada’s leading 10-minute play festival.  He has read and reviewed over 1,100 ten-minute plays to date (and counting ) and has had eight of his 10-minute plays produced. Dominik has been conducting innovative playwriting workshops since 2005.