Unscripted: the speaker series
Unscripted with Jordi Mand
Saturday September 29, begins at 2:00 PM
Free admission; Cash bar
As if we weren’t already anticipating Culture Days and everything it includes, Jordi Mand will be visiting London that weekend for an Unscripted afternoon! As one of Canada’s emerging playwrights, with her most recent play Brontë: The World Without making it’s world premiere at the Stratford Festival this summer, there will be plenty to talk about with Jordi. It’ll be a conversation great for all those emerging artists out there who are developing new work -no matter what creative discipline! Let us know you’ll be there and RSVP.
The host for this Unscripted event will be Keith Tomasek. Keith is the host of Canada’s longest running podcast on the arts “The Inadequate Life.” He studied theatre in Montreal and holds an MA in Mass Communications.
About Jordi Mand
Jordi Mand is a Toronto-based playwright who has worked with some of Canada’s most prominent theatre companies. Her work has been produced nationally, internationally and published by Playwrights Canada Press. Her plays include Between the Sheets (Nightwood Theatre), Caught (Theatre Passe Muraille), This Will Be Excellent (Carousel Players). She is a 2017/2018 Resident of the Bell Media Prime TV Program at the Canadian Film Centre. She has been a Playwright-in-Residence with Theatre Passe Muraille, Carousel Players and Nightswimming Theatre. She is a past member of the Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit and the Stratford Festival’s Playwrights Retreat. Mand is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Acting Program. Her new play Brontë: The World Without made its world premiere this summer at the Stratford Festival.
Expanding from our pilot “Talk & Gawk” series in 2016/2017, Unscripted is TAP Centre for Creativity’s speaker series that is free for anyone to attend. Every Unscripted event will feature a different professional in the arts, ranging from performers to musicians, writers, designers, and many more. We are excited to present a series where people can come together to hear “unscripted” stories, ask questions, and learn more about the creativity that exists in all aspects of the arts.
Previous Guest Artists
November 2016 – Tom McCamus
February 2017 – E.B. Smith
March 2017 – Heather Davies
May 2017 – Andrew Lewis
September 2017 – Justin Quesnelle, Tyler Parr, Angie Quick, & Tom Cull
November 2017 – Daniel MacIvor
April 2018 – Michael Cho
May 2018 – Britta Johnson
July 2018 – Keira Loughran
July 2018 – Theatre Soup Company