Monday
Nov122012

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to "Somewhere, SK."

A big thanks to everyone who has contributed to our project to date--and a huge thanks to Carrie Catherine for running this campaign. 

Thursday
Nov082012

Somewhere, Sk at Dancing Sky Theatre in April 2013--join the dream!

Join me on a journey to “Somewhere, SK”—a play that I’ve created with the award-winning and totally lovely singer-song-writer Carrie Catherine. I wrote words. She wrote songs. And together we sculpted a piece of theatre/music about an abandoned, decrepit, small prairie town that gets discovered and transformed into a vibrant place where artists thrive and voices sing.

We’re raising money to make a record and put on a production of “Somewhere, SK” at Dancing Sky Theatre—a community hall renovated into a theatre that has reinvigorated the cultural scene in the small town of Meacham. When you contribute to this project, you become part of this story of renewal, community, and music! You’ll get rewards: music, jewelry, art from an amazing community of artists and collaborators. Or you could sing on the album. Or, Carrie will serenade your lover!

 



“Somewhere, SK” is inspired by all the hidden gems across the province where we’ve toured and performed. Our friends at Routes Gallery, The Happy Nun, The Lyric, The Hayloft, Regina’s Creative City Centre, the New Ground Cafe are all part of this story. And we will take this play on the road to even more prairie communities, integrating their story into ours and including them on our map of found places that celebrate the arts. The Ghostown Blues B & B, The Kerry Vickar Centre, The Artesian, The Bruno Arts Bank—be part of the story!

Wednesday
Jun062012

KJB teaching at St. Peter's College this summer--Aug 16-19, 2012

The Playwrights’ Toolbox at St Peter's College Summer Workshops

 

 

The Playwrights’ Toolbox:  Kelley Jo Burke In this four day intensive playwriting course, we will explore new strategies for all stages of the playwriting process, from first conception to refining dialogue and plot. The goal is to build a individualized writers' "toolbox", appropriate not only for those just beginning playwriting, but for those who wish to enrich their already established playwriting practice. Each day will begin with a writers' workshop session, adjusted to the needs of the participants, but which will generally include a brief discussion of an aspect of playwriting, exercises and moderated peer response to the previous day's takeaway exercises. Students are encouraged to bring dramatic works-in-progress with them, as afternoons will be given to not only writing in response to the mornings' discussions, but for work on on-going scripts and individual dramaturgical sessions with the instructor. Evening readings of scenes in progress will be organized for the benefit of, and at the request of the participants.

 

Areas of focus are: Kick starting the creative process, authenticity of voice, mapping the plot, and moving your imagination from page to stage.

Participants should submit a short bio, telling me a bit about yourself, what you want from the course, and your experience with writing for the stage, and a sample (Min. 500 words) of your playwriting.

Date: August 16, 9:30 a.m. – August 19, 4:30 p.m. 2012

Cost: $395

Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 participants

Kelley Jo Burke is an award-winning (most recently the City of Regina Writing

award for Ducks on the Moon and the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for

Excellence in Playwriting for The Selkie Wife,) playwright and poet, a director,

storyteller, documentarian, and broadcaster for CBC Radio.

She dramaturges, directs and produces for stage and radio and is the

host/producer of CBC Saskatchewan’s radio arts performance hour

SoundXchange. She has also written and produced a number of documentaries

for CBC Radio’s Ideas.

Her published plays include Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism, The

Selkie Wife, Jane's Thumb, and Charming and Rose: True Love, and her poetry

and essays have appeared in Grain, CVII, The Fiddlehead, and in a number of

anthologies.

 

 

 

Sunday
Mar252012

Lookingglass, a new work in progress by Kelley Jo Burke, U of R, April 3-5

 

By Kelley Jo Burke

April 3-5, 7:30 PM

Shu-box Theatre, University of Regina

Those in the Regina area are invited to my new work in progress, Lookingglass, being staged by the 4th year graduating class of the University of Regina Theatre Department, directed by Kathryn Bracht.

Tuesday
Feb282012

Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism podcast