An Introduction to Choreopoetry

For All Skill Levels

Playwright Shauntay Grant leads a workshop on choreopoetry, a form of dramatic expression developed by Ntozake Shange in the 1970s with the creation of her groundbreaking work for the stage ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When The Rainbow Is Enuf’.

Come to this writing workshop to explore the relationship between poetry, playwriting, music, and movement, and to consider opportunities for theatrical interplay between various forms of expression.

FREE (but limited space available) 6-8pm on Sept 16th
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Shauntay Grant is a poet, playwright, and professor of creative writing at Dalhousie University. Her stage play ‘The Bridge‘ won four 2020 Robert Merrit Awards—including the award for Outstanding New Play By A Nova Scotian—and was published this year by Playwrights Canada Press. Her recent projects include ‘Beyere‘ (commissioned for Obsidian Theatre Company’s 21 Black Futures project in partnership with CBC Gem), ‘Passing‘ (commissioned for Eastern Front Theatre’s Micro Digital Creation Project), and ‘Identity: A Song Cycle‘ (commissioned by Against the Grain Theatre).