Nature/Writing Workshop with Theatre NB

What does a flower have to say? How do you tell the story of a tree? What creative wonders are hidden amongst the leaves? How can the natural world teach us about our own identities?
Join Jena McLean, playwright and Theatre New Brunswick’s Outreach Coordinator, for a nature walk/workshop hybrid that embraces the inspiration in the world around us. Open to writers of all disciplines and experience levels, join us to explore your own creativity through a series of writing prompts, exercises, and group discussions.
Meeting site: First Arch Picnic Park, Rockwood Park
When: June 11th, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Part of Theatre New Brunswick’s Spring workshop series — customizable, accessible theatre to serve the needs of New Brunswick’s organizations and communities.
In addition to her role as Theatre New Brunswick’s Outreach Coordinator, Jena McLean (she/they) is a playwright and dramaturg with roots in New Brunswick and Alberta. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s playwriting program and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Drama studies from Mount Allison University. Jena is driven to create work that is rich with complex roles for queer folks and young women alike. Her plays explore life’s grey areas, personalize the political, and aim to empower people to feel seen in theatre. They are a queer, fat Sagittarius who successfully kept a fiddle leaf fig alive for 16 months.
Note: Participants are asked to bring their own writing materials. Water, sunscreen and bug spray are also recommended. This event has been rescheduled to June 11th due to rain!

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