DATE:     Sunday, May 27, 6:30 - 10:00pm

               At the Centaur rehearsal hall, 219 Young street, off peel and wellington


This month’s scene study will be on the work of Caryl Churchill. Many of Churchill’s works feature a distinct punctuation indicating interruptions and overlaps in dialogue, which became a distinct feature in her work. Churchill is also a master of deconstruction, removing language gradually, forcing us to reconsider the purpose and use of language. This scene study is tracing this in Churchill’s work.

There will only be 2 scenes in this study: scene 1 of 3 more sleepless nights, and the final scene of Top Girls.

Here are all the details for how to submit and prepare:

Submission process

-       Express your interest in the study by submitting your name, resume and headshot

-       Attach all documents together and email to

-       The deadline for submissions is Monday, may 21

-       During the study, actors taking part will choose partners, reading and working separately,  before reading the scenes in front of the group

Details on how the study will work

-       We may have electronic copies of the scenes soon, but sorry, don’t count on it! They can be found at the library, or you could simply wait til the night of the study! No preparation required, we’ll be reading text

-       We will have printed copies of the scenes for the study

About Alisa Palmer

Alisa Palmer is an internationally trained, award-winning theatre director, playwright, dramaturge and theatre producer. Her work crosses genres, including the classics, contemporary plays, creation projects, musicals and operas. Ms. Palmer's work is characterized by vivid performances, a bold use of music, powerful visuals and a passionate commitment to the body politic. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has premiered and toured original and provocative theatre creations for over twenty years. Ms. Palmer has taught in conservatories and universities across Canada. She was Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre and was Resident Director for the world premiere of The Lord of the Rings. She has worked in most theatres across Canada including eight seasons at the Shaw Festival. Ms. Palmer is currently artistic director of the English section of the National Theatre School of Canada.