A project to develop a for full-length feature play written by young writers for production by Musquodoboit Rural High School in conjunction with the Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre.
Role: Head writer and associate producer
Read a sample from the script.
January 2009 – September 2011
What I Changed
What I Learned
The Script Project was my first long-term project and one of my first collaborative projects. At times I struggled to establish solid lines of communication between stakeholders, however I was able to rectify this later in the project and still deliver a script to the production team.
I also learned to mentor young writers through the ups and downs of a long-term project, especially as the limits of resources in a small-town. I came out of the Script Project with a much better understanding of how to get the most out of a low-budget, volunteer-based situation without allowing personal issues to impact the creative team.
Self-awareness was critical in dealing with my own frustrations and learning from difficult situations where I made errors. As the creative lead for the project’s entire concepting phase I learned to take ownership of mistakes and improvise to find solutions in less-than-ideal circumstances. I still draw on this experience often in collaborative situations every day.
A writing sample from the Homegrown Script Project can be viewed here.