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“Craft Bites” with Natalia Bushnik and Emily Townshend
September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDTFree
PGC members have been paired up to share their work and discuss the craft of playwriting with one another. You can tune in to these live events and get a glimpse of what these theatre creators have been up to!
Craft Bites are open and free to the public.
September 13th at 4pm: Natalia Bushnik and Emily Townshend
Natalia (she/her) is an emerging multidisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto, and a fan of all things spooky! Her work examines morally grey territories that unnerve audience members in their complicity. She is co-founder of Kairos Theatre; their show, ‘The Bathtub Girls’, was nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for ‘Outstanding New Play’. Her current work-in-development, ‘Just Across the Causeway’, is an east-coast tale originally inspired by Lisa Marie Alcott’s ‘Little Women’, with original music composed by Kathleen Welch. It was adapted as a radio play for the National Theatre School’s #ArtApart Program, during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Natalia’s solo character study, ‘Maybelle’s Guide to Maintaining Perfection’, received ‘Outstanding New Script’, and ‘Outstanding Acting Performance’ at the London One-Act Festival, awarded by Maja Ardal. ‘Maybelle’ has been analyzed by psychotherapy groups researching personality disorders in Hamilton. Thank you to the PGC for providing an accessible platform to share and fail and learn!
Emily Townshend is a playwright, actor, designer, audio producer, and computer scientist currently based in Hamilton, Ontario. After a weird detour into engineering, they accepted that theatre would always be their true passion (and they’ve only looked back a few times since). She was the 2018 recipient of the J.C.W Saxton Prize in Playwriting from the Dan School of Drama and Music (Queen’s University). Emily strives to create inclusive, dynamic theatre that appeals to a wide audience. Science can save the world, but only art will make the world worth saving. Recent credits include: TIN CAN TELEPHONE, Porch Light Theatre (sound designer and engineer); Nurses, Global TV (background actor); Furpose and Punction, Paprika Festival 2021 (technical director); Goodbye Paris, Queen’s University (ensemble) Follow along with Emily’s most recent projects online @storyranger.
Register to attend here: https://playwrightsguild.ca/sept-13-craft-bites-registration/