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Introduction to Playwriting – Monologues with Patti Flather

Patti Flather • Writing

Students will be familiarized with the theatre monologue by hearing samples out loud and viewing examples on the page. Following clear playwriting exercises, they will be guided to discover a character with a distinct voice and create their own short monologue. Additional time allows greater student development of their monologue and class presentation.

Grade Suitability6-12
Maximum Class Size25
Time RequiredFlexible (minimum 2 hours)
Material Requiredpaper and pen
Language of InstructionEnglish
CommunitiesWhitehorse, Old Crow
AvailabilityJanuary - June

Patti Flather

Patti Flather is an award-winning playwright, theatre artist, writer as well as an arts educator and cultural producer. Her play Paradise toured nationally and is published with Playwrights Canada Press. Her other plays include Sixty Below, West Edmonton Mall, Where the River Meets the Sea, Street Signs (formerly The Soul Menders), and the devised work Map of the Land, Map of the Stars.

Flather is a co-creator of Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak—Vuntut Gwitchin Stories radio plays in Gwich’in and English. Patti co-founded Gwaandak Theatre with her husband Leonard Linklater and is past Artistic Director; the company develops and shares Indigenous and Northern theatre stories.

A recipient of the Borealis Prize for Yukon literary contribution, Patti was a founding director of the Yukon Words Society, remains an active volunteer, and is editor of the PGC Women’s Caucus newsletter. Patti has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of B.C. and is an alumna of Humber School for Writers. She is a settler who grew up on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations in North Vancouver, B.C.. Patti has called the Yukon home for three decades, living with gratitude on the territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. She is a proud member of Playwrights Guild of Canada, The Writers Union of Canada and Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas.

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