In this two-day intensive, 8-12 playwrights will get the opportunity to learn from Kodie about musical theatre structure, intro to songwriting and its relationship to musical theatre, as well as the musical collaboration with composers. By the end of the workshop, writers will have written a few scenes and songs. No previous experience is required and all levels of expertise are welcome!
MEET KODIE ROLLAN
Kodie Rollan is a Philippine-born, Scarborough-raised, Mohkinstsis-based playwright, dramaturg, lyricist, and producer. He is a passionate community-builder and always aims to create spaces for shared storytelling and arts equity within the nonprofit sector.
As a storyteller, Kodie is drawn towards explorations of justice within racialized bodies and how we can move towards more abolitionist futures. He is currently the Artistic Director of Chromatic Theatre, the Associate Dramaturg at the Banff Playwrights Lab, and is also currently a facilitator of the Rozsa Foundation’s arts management and education programs. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and his Masters in Arts Leadership from Queen’s University. He was also one of the recipient of Theatre Alberta’s 2023 Michelle Dias Community Service Award. Outside of theatre, Kodie is an avid baker and a fan of the Toronto Raptors.