Playwrights

Playwrights Videos

  • David French – 1 – the early days as a playwright–Leaving Home at the Tarragon Theatre with Bill Glassco.

  • David French – 2 – playwriting, the opening of Leaving Home, rehearsals, and family.

  • David French – 3 – starting a play, Of the Fields, Lately, and dramaturgy.

  • David French – 4 – becoming a writer, evolving as a writer, and advice to playwrights.

  • David French – 5 – Bill Glassco, actors and directors, and staging his plays.

  • David French – 6 – Chekov’s The Seagull, reviews, and 1949.

  • David French – 7 – Jitters, June Havoc, and touring to Broadway.

  • Judith Thompson on “the muscle of denial” (Part 1 of 12)

  • Judith Thompson on collective creativity (Part 11 of 12)

  • Judith Thompson on Crackwalker (Part 10 of 12)

  • Judith Thompson on fear (Part 2 of 12)

  • Judith Thompson on humour (Part 7 of 12)

  • Judith Thompson on musicals (Part 3 of 12)

  • Judith Thompson on technology in theatre (Part 4 of 12)

  • Judith Thompson on Television (Part 5 of 12)

  • Judith Thompson on the international audience (Part 8 of 12)

  • Judith Thompson on violence (Part 6 of 12)

  • Judith Thompson on Writing for Television (Part 9 of 12)

  • Linda Griffiths on ‘O.D. on Paradise’ (Part 12 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on CEGEP and the National Theatre School (Part 2 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on Creation, Purpose and Meaning (Part 5 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on Dancing with Pierre Trudeau (Part 8 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on Dawson College, the FLQ Crisis and Touring (Part 3 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on Growing up in Quebec and her family (Part 1 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on Her Transition to Playwrighting (Part 11 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on Maggie and Pierre (1 of 2) (Part 7 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths On Maggie and Pierre (2 of 2) (Part 15 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on Maria Campbell (1 of 2) (Part 13 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on Maria Campbell (2 of 2) (Part 14 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on New York and Working on Film (Part 10 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on One Person Shows (Part 9 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on Paper Wheat and Tarragon (Part 6 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on Saskatoon, Collective Creation and Paul Thompson (Part 4 of 17)

  • Linda Griffiths on the Age of Arousal (Part 17 of 17)

  • Maja Ardal on cancer

  • Maja Ardal on her acting history

  • Maja Ardal on her childhood

  • Maja Ardal on other roles in theatre

  • Maja Ardal on the class system

  • Maja Ardal on the Prisoner of Tehran

  • Maja Ardal on writing habits

  • Rex Deverell on Globe Theatre, Regina, children’s theatre and Boiler Room Suite (Part 3 of 3)

  • Rex Deverell on New York in the 1960’s, protests, and Rita Shelton Deverell (Part 2 of 3)

  • Rex Deverell on theology and drawing upon personal stories (Part 1 of 3)

  • Robert Chafe (Part 1 of 8)

  • Robert Chafe (Part 2 of 8)

  • Robert Chafe (Part 3 of 8)

  • Robert Chafe (Part 4 of 8)

  • Robert Chafe (Part 5 of 8)

  • Robert Chafe (Part 6 of 8)

  • Robert Chafe Interview (Part 7 of 8)

  • Robert Chafe Interview (Part 8 of 8)

  • Sharon Pollock on communicating meaning, acting, and advice for theatre makers.

  • Sharon Pollock on Doc, family, naturalism, and seeing your work directed.

  • Sharon Pollock on important moments from Manitoba Theatre.

  • Sharon Pollock on regional theatre and creating stories

  • Sharon Pollock on the process of writing and finding creativity.

  • Sharon Pollock on the thrust of good writing and advice to young writers.

  • Sharon Pollock on vulnerability, watching your writing, and Canadian play development.

  • Sharon Pollock on writing history, the playwright’s authority, and Kabloona Talk.

  • Yvette Nolan on Adaptations (Part 7 of 7)

  • Yvette Nolan on Annie Mae’s Movement (Part 6 of 7)

  • Yvette Nolan on Blade and Native Culture (Part 4 of 7)

  • Yvette Nolan on growing up and her family (Part 1 of 7)

  • Yvette Nolan on her first play (Part 3 of 7)

  • Yvette Nolan on Winnipeg (Part 2 of 7)

  • Yvette Nolan on writing a play (Part 5 of 7)

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