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Playwriting Class with Keith Barker

February 6, 2024
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This class will focus on play structure, its dramatic function, different approaches to structure, etc. Keith will offer provocations and exercises for participants to undertake during the class.


Keith Barker is a Métis artist from Northwestern Ontario and the Director of the Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program at the Stratford Festival. He is a graduate of the George Brown Theatre School, and the former Artistic Director at Native Earth Performing Arts, and a former Theatre Program Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts. Keith is a recipient of the Johanna Metcalf Award, a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Playwriting, and the Playwrights Guild’s Carol Bolt Award for best new play. Keith was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for English Drama in 2018 for his play, This Is How We Got Here. He received a Saskatchewan and Area Theatre Award for Excellence in Playwriting for his play, The Hours That Remain, as well as a Yukon Arts Award for Best Art for Social Change. Keith is the co-general manager of his Arts League Hockey Team, The Friendly Giants, where he plays with a big-heart, and not a lot of talent as a pucksmith.

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