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PLAYWRITING with Christopher Weddell

April 7th, 2018 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Lansdown Village | #204 - 450 Lansdowne Street

Ever wanted to write a play? Now is your time to learn! Chimera Theatre is hosting a playwriting workshop that explores the fundamentals of writing for the stage!


Learn the art of crafting the perfect play with Christoper Weddell, one of the founding members of Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival in Vancvouer! This introductory workshop will focus on taking your ideas and getting them on the page by focusing on character development, writing exercises, and idea generation. During the workshop, you will be learning to use free-writing and improv as a way to create dynamic characters, create outlines plays that will make up your full length play, create a stage-worthy conflict, and create a pitch for your play.

This is a hands-on workshop is suitable for all writers, whether you're writing your first play, or looking to sharpen your craft as a playwright. The workshop is open to those aged 14 and up and costs $50 per participant.


We have a special deal this season for members of the Chimera Theatre Society! Purchasing a membership with a donation totally $25 or more will earn you a Snake Membership which will entitle you to a 10% discount off ALL the Chimera Theatre workshops and classes for the season! Check out our Membership Page for more information.


To register and find out about our payment options, email Space is limited, we recommend registering as soon as possible to secure your spot in the workshop.



About Christopher Weddell


A graduate of the Playhouse Acting School, Christopher has played on stages in Europe and Canada. Christopher is a founding member and past Artistic Associate of Bard On The Beach. Weddell has written several plays, including a hit adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels for Kaleidoscope Theatre and the upcoming Victory Square.

In 2005, Christopher received the Edmund Kean Sword Award from the Bard On The Beach. He has been nominated for various awards, including a nod for Outstanding Direction for Richard II.

In 2017, he received an NCRC award for sound design/ production of The Charles Campbell Story.  As founder/owner of  Shakescenes, he teaches acting workshops across the continent. Weddell has taught at The Canadian College Of Performing Arts since 2000.



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