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Occurs on Saturday May 7 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 - 5th Avenue NW
Lower Level
Calgary AB T2N 0V7

Play Notes

× WRITING A ONE ACT PLAY (8 week course)

Come and join playwright, Caroline Russell-King, who has written 31 plays and been produced over 60 times in Canada and the USA. Calgary. Learn how to write your comedy or dramatic opus. Caroline is also a professional dramaturg and has worked as Literary Manager, so she knows about play development. Caroline also has a published trilogy of one act plays and will help you get a plan to get yours published and produced as well. Join us we are friendly and inclusive!

Caroline is an award-winning playwright who has written 30 plays which have had 60 productions across Canada and the USA. She is a member and past vice president of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She is published in five anthologies and her latest trilogy of plays Palliser Suite was published by Frontenac House Press. Caroline has adjudicated plays nationally for contests and publishing houses. She also served on the board of the Alberta Playwrights’ Network and currently represents Western Canadian as ambassador for the Dramatist Guild of America. She co-wrote Strategies - The Business of being a Playwright in Canada (with Rose Scollard) published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Working as a professional dramaturg. She is the CEO and founder of Dramaturgy on Demand working weekly with playwrights in Canada and the USA. Caroline is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. She has worked in new play development and as a freelance dramaturg and literary manager for 30 years. She is currently working with her editor on her second non-fiction book Do it Yourself Dramaturgy, (written during the pandemic when all the theatres were closed!).

Caroline teaches playwriting and leads The Artist Way groups at the Alexander Writers Centre. For three years she taught creative writing to men who were recovering from addiction and had been formally incarcerated or had pending charges and were challenged with homelessness or mental heath issues.

As a theatre critic, Caroline has been a guest critic at the Calgary Sun. She is a freelance theatre reviewer for The Scene, a monthly arts publication in Calgary and THE YYSCENE, an on-line arts magazine. She pioneered the Postcard Review and Postcard Profiles as well as writing traditional interviews and articles. She has served on juries for the Betty Mitchel Theatre Awards and in the last three years The Calgary Theatre Critics Awards.

Caroline is currently working on two plays a drama called Selma Burke (with Maria Crooks) and her musical is Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster – the musical. The protagonist in that play is her personal hero, Christopher Hitchens

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Saturdays May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022 (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

NOTE: Sponsorship rates are available, if you are interested, please contact Morpheus Theatre.

Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW, Lower Level)

This workshop is presented at this low cost in the spirit of community theatre.

Space is limited; to participate in the workshop please register in advance through our box office by ordering online, calling 403.246.2999 or email at

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