The creative team at Urban Stories Theatre are busy working on some exciting projects for Season 9! This season our focus will be Examining Isolation. All of our productions will have a “What does isolation look like to you?” theme. We are looking forward to seeing what you have to offer!
The Play Off Series
The Play Off Series for new playwrights to help take their stories to the next level. This is a chance to a) see your play on stage, b) get feedback from invited judges and c) get a chance to win a dramaturg workshop with Urban Stories Theatre.
The Play Off Series is open to all Playwrights living in Alberta. A committee will be set up to oversee submissions and two plays will be chosen for performance. This season we are Examining Isolation. Plays should be between 30-40 minutes, small cast (3 to 5 characters), be un-produced and have a simple set.
This season we are Examining Isolation. Plays should be between 30-40 minutes, small cast (3 to 5 characters), be un-produced and have a simple set. The plays for 2020 will be announced shortly.
Just Acts Play Festival
The Just Acts Play Festival is an annual event held in February of each year. UST chooses a theme for the year and then invites local playwrights to submit short plays based on that theme. The plays must be under 20 minutes in length. A committee then chooses 3 or 5 plays to be part of the festival based on what will offer the most variety.
This season we are Examining Isolation. Plays should be 20 minutes, small cast (3 to 5 characters), be un-produced and have a simple set. DEADLINE to submit for 2021 is September 15, 2020
The themes so far have examined Freedom, Trust, Power, Sexuality, Mental Illness(es), Addictions, Humanity and Family (2020).
Examining Isolation- A study of five voices
The Isolation Project will include the voices of 5 actors who will tell their stories of isolation through monologues, spoken word, overlapping scenes, music and movement.
Actors: Sarah Glubish, Amanda Iandolo, Sepidar Yeganeh Farid, Krista Stephens, Helen Young
Urban Stories Actors Lab
These ongoing workshops are for actors to explore their craft. This is a place to work, play, learn and share. Actors must commit to 4 weeks at a time and can stay as long as they want.
Helen Young, Artistic Director of Urban Stories Theatre, will act as facilitator. Feedback on prepared work will be provided if requested.
The night will include a combination of:
Theatre games and warm ups.
Uta Hagen and other exercises
Work that the actors have prepared on scenes and monologues
Audition practice on cold read material
Maximum number of actors 14, cost $60 per month.