May 11, 2023 at 4pm (doors open at 3:30)
Grande Prairie Live Theatre
Kelly Robinson from Mirvish Productions and Stratford Festival's Keith Barker will start off the discussion by talking about the process of getting a script to stage from their different perspectives, and taking a few questions from the audience.
They will be joined by Rebecca Burton, Amanda Cutting, Anastasia Armand, and Ken Perry as the conversation segues into a debate about what elements of scripts and productions appeal to different audiences. The audience will be invited to ask more questions before one or two contributors bid adieu, and new guests, perhaps including an audience member, take a seat.
Nathania Burnabe, Jackie T. Hanlin, and Mayor Kate Potter take a seat for the third part, when the talk focuses on strategies for normalising theatre in our communities beyond the theatre itself. The audience will have one last chance to ask questions and share their thoughts with two of the most influential members of Canada's theatre community before closing the discussion.
Following the questions and after the others have left the stage, Robinson and Barker will recap some of the more interesting points and share their personal conclusions and take-aways.