Building a Story for the Stage

In School Workshop with Kristina Watt
Theatre Workshops

In school

Ages 9-14

Are you full of ideas for a play, but just don’t know where to begin?

Led by theatre artist Kristina Watt Villegas, young playwrights will explore the fundamental concepts and first steps involved in writing a play, and develop a six-part structure of dramatic action. By the end of the workshop, students will share their works-in-progress with each other, and will have the foundation for their own plays which they can continue to develop in class. Perfect for teachers looking for a creative spark to write original plays with their students!

Offered in English only

Grade level: Grade 4-8 / Ages 9-14

Duration: 60 minutes

Workshop capacity: One class (up to 30 students)

Format: In School Workshop available to schools in the National Capital Region, can also be offered virtually (to book this as a virtual workshop, please click here)

Curriculum Connections: The Arts (Drama); English (Oral Communication, Reading, Writing); Cross-curricular

Please note - a surcharge for long distance travel to your school may apply.

Learn more about the artists

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.