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Introduction to Playwriting: Two-Person Scenes with Patti Flather

Students will be familiarized with the short scene using a contemporary example which they’ll hear out loud as well as read on the page. Students will be guided individually and/or in small groups to create a short two-person scene with character development and dramatic conflict. More time allows greater scene development and student presentation of their creations.

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Flexible (minimum 2 hours)

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Paper and pens

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Whitehorse, Old Crow


January - June

Patti Flather

Patti Flather is a theatre artist, educator and award-winning writer of plays, fiction and screenplays who has lived in the Yukon for more than two decades. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of B.C. Patti has taught Dramatic and Creative Writing at Yukon College, and led writing/theatre creation workshops for diverse artists with and without disabilities. Patti also has worked with young people in Yukon Arts Ed-Venture, and spent many years as a youth soccer coach.

Patti is Co-Artistic Director of Gwaandak Theatre, which develops and produces theatre showcasing Aboriginal and northern voices. Her plays including SIXTY BELOW and WEST EDMONTON MALL have been produced in the North and across Canada; her play WHERE THE RIVER MEETS THE SEA won the 2005 Canadian National Playwriting Competition. She also wrote the short Yukon film GETTING REAL and her fiction is published in various literary magazines.

Contact: 867-334-6247


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