Do we keep new secrets in the digital age? Or simply keep the old secrets using different tools? Could Web 2.0 and digital surveillance provide a frame for a wickedly sharp or perversely intense five minute play?

If secrets in any form and the opportunity to write a play under the tutelage of local playwright Tom Cone, which will be directed and performed by Capilano Theatre students, interests you keep on reading!

If checking out what last year’s student playwrights produced interests you, click through: Five Minute Plays


Twelve five minute plays | Three characters | The tension of secrets | The triangle

A Lecture by Tom Cone


Thursday, Dec 3rd
11:30 am
Capilano Performing Arts Theatre
2055 Purcell Way, N. Vancouver

The Creative Writing and Theatre Programs at Capilano University invite you to a special presentation by Vancouver playwright, librettist, lecturer and teacher Tom Cone. Tom will introduce some of the concepts and models that will inform this Spring’s Fourth Annual Five Minute Play Festival, which brings Creative Writing and Theatre students together to develop, under Cone’s guidance, a series of five-minute, three character plays.

Open to all.

*Students interested in participating in the project as writers must attend this lecture.*


About Tom Cone

Playwright, librettist, lecturer and teacher, impresario, curator and promoter of cultural hybrids, and nurturer of the avant-garde, Tom Cone is major force behind Vancouver’s experimental art, music and theatre scene. His many plays include True Mummy, Love at Last Sight, and Herringbone; adaptations of classic plays include Moliere’s The Miser and Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters; and his Librettos include The Architect for Vancouver Opera and The Gang for Vancouver New Music. Cone is also the founder of Songroom — a salon for new song collaborations–, and CABINET: Interdisciplinary Collaborations — an experimental arts collective. His latest play, Donald and Lenore, premieres this Spring as part of the 2010 Chutzpah! Festival.


For info:
Roger Farr, Creative Writing Convener
English Dept,
Capilano University


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