Hope that everyone had a happy, safe, and relaxing holiday season and that 2017 is off to a good start.
2016 was a pretty crazy year for a lot of folks–
but for Wet Ink it’s been fantastic and we just have to celebrate.
Here are a few of the highlights:
•We just completed another round of The Wet Ink Fall Intensives with our much loved and respected Jane Heyman and our newest facilitator Mindy Parfitt, who did an amazing job–and we welcomed lots of talented new members to our community.
The sessions were held at the beautiful new Arts Club Goldcorp Stage
Last spring we also ran two Intensive sessions at the Arts Club Granville Island with Jane Heyman and Liesl Lafferty who also organized the BC Buds presentation with our newest members.
Big congratulations to all the new and returning playwrights who attended our intensives this year.
•Wet Ink had a great showing at the Fringe 2016, and were especially thrilled to discover that 3 out of the 5 Vancouver Pick of the Fringe shows this year were Wet Ink Collective playwrights. Beverley Elliott, Sink or Swim, Sally Stubbs–And Bella Sang with Us, and the talented young writers Debra Voght and Britt McCloud Carry On The Musical So proud of you all.
•And Congrats to the Wet Ink member playwrights with shows in the Fringe that enjoyed rave reviews and almost sold out runs. Yvette Dudley Neuman The F Words and Veronique West Marrow.
Last Spring we presented our first ever reading series at the beautiful Goldcorp stage, which was a great success featuring Rosemary Rowe’s award winning script The Good Bride and Maureen Robinson’s beautifully intense, funny and oh so sexy A Kitchen Pas de Deux
There was also a showing of Wet Inkers at the Firehall Theatre’s BC Bud’s Festival of new work. Thanks to Liesl Lafferty for organizing that event in the studio with our newest playwrights. Thanks Donna Spencer for your generous support of Wet Ink and inviting us to participate for the past 4 plus years.
We can’t forget Loretta Seto’s Dirty Old Woman returned to the Cultch as part of the 2016 season after winning the Cultchivating the Fringe award and Pick of the Fringe in 2014. Co-produced by VACT the remount of this show starred Wet Ink member Susinn McFarlen and featured Wet Inker Alison Kelly along with Emmelia Gordon and Howie Lai and was directed by another Wet Inker Lynna Goldhar Smith.
We are planning to celebrate all the Wet Ink playwrights who had their work produced, workshopped or who self-produced their new work in public readings or festivals etc. in 2016.
Please send us any info that you think we might not know about. We’d love to hear from you.
We don’t want to forget anyone. (email@example.com)
Hope to see some of you try one of our writing intensives or return to do another one.
Here’s to another year of celebrating– and supporting women playwrights to support themselves. Yay!!!!