SARASVATI Artistic Director teaches at PTE SCHOOL

Hope McInHope McIntyretyre, Artistic Director of Sarasvati Productions, has just completed another successful FemFest and is now preparing to teach this year’s Playwriting Class at PTE School. Hope has been teaching playwriting at PTE School for many years and has helped many new and established writers develop their playwriting skills. This year’ playwriting class will begin on Monday October, 06 with a special visit from respected Canadian playwright, Catherine Banks.

In the Playwriting Class, Hope will teach you how to develop characters and plots and structure dramatic scenes. Develop your creative ideas into script form or polish an existing script. Your work will be read and discussed as you move towards a completed draft of your play. You will be expected to do some writing outside of class time. Scenes from students work will be read by professional actors in a public presentation.

Hope McIntyre has a BFA (University of Saskatchewan) and an MFA in directing (University of Victoria). She also completed an apprenticeship in England. Hope is in her fourteenth year as Artistic Director of Sarasvàti Productions. She is an award-winning playwright. Jail Baby (co-written with Cairn Moore) premiered in May 2013 and has been published by Scirocco Drama. EDEN premiered in May 2012 andEmpty premiered at FemFest 2012. In 2006 Hope was awarded the YWCA Women of Distinction Award.

She currently teaches at the University of Winnipeg and has previously taught at Mount Allison University, Brandon University and University of Manitoba. She is a former President of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.