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Crow's Documentary Theatre Creators Unit

  • Frank Cox O'Connell, Ellie Moon, Ngozi Paul, Sarah Segal- Lazar
  • Andrew Kushnir
  • Mar 18 - Mar 18, 2018
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    Crow’s Theatre is pleased to launch Canada’s first Documentary Theatre Creators Unit. Lead by Crow’s Associate Artistic Director and documentary theatre playwright, Andrew Kushnir, the unit has provided a development platform for four emerging creator-investigators in 2017-2018: Frank Cox O’Connell, Ellie Moon, Ngozi Paul and Sarah Segal-Lazar.

    Documentary Theatre remains a dynamic way to bring issues of the day into the theatre, to feature local voices and a multitude of perspectives, as well as to explore questions of justice and the “State of the Nation” on a substantial canvas.

    Crow’s Theatre is committed to nurturing creators in this genre to help innovate and expand Canada’s docu-drama practices. With previous works like Seeds, The Watershed and Winners and Losers, the company has made its mark as one of Canada’s leading developers of the form.

    Crow’s put out a call for submissions last year for works-in-progress that feature documentary theatre techniques in their creation process, or pursue documentary/verbatim theatre as a form and received nearly 40 applicants. The unit has included: group meetings throughout the season, sessions with documentary theatre practitioners and other professionals related to this genre of theatre-making.

    This presentation on March 18, 2018 is a public reading and facilitated feedback session to further develop these works in progress.