Saturday, February 17, 1 – 5 PM
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, H2X 2K5
Interested in attending?
This is a PWYC event. Suggested entry – $10.00.
Please note that all attendees MUST register prior to attending this workshop. Due to limited spots, participants who have not registered beforehand will be refused at the door.
This workshop is an overview of independent theatre producing. It covers the fundamentals such as forming a company or ad-hoc collective, creating a project timeline and budget, fundraising, publicity, and everything in between. Questions explored throughout the workshop will include: Why self-produce? What’s the context for the production? What is the desired impact? If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of self-producing or have a project on the horizon, this workshop is for you.
Jen will share tips, tricks and tools that she has accumulated through her years of self-producing experience and will aim to apply her know-how directly to your producing aspirations.
Jen Quinn is a Director, Dramaturge, Curator and Producer who has just started a Graduate Diploma program in Management of Cultural Organizations at HEC Montréal. She holds a BFA from the University of Victoria’s Theatre Department where she studied Directing, Design and Production Management. Hailing from the West Coast, Jen has worked with a number of Victoria based theatre companies, including William Head on Stage, where she taught workshops to inmates of a minimum security prison. Jen has participated in the Director’s Lab North and was a part of the Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Ensemble. For four years, Jen was Head Administrator of Freestanding Room, where she founded, curated and produced the ShortStanding Festival of Short Performances. Her direction for Composite Theatre Co.’s I’m Not Here at SummerWorks earned her an Honourable Mention in the Canadian Stage Award for Direction. Jen’s work with Imago Theatre (first as Artsitic and Administrative Assistant in 2016/17, then as Director of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad in Imago’s Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist) has played an integral role in Jen’s continued development of an intersectional feminist art practice.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.