Workshops & Dramaturgy

The Launch Pad: :

The Launch Pad: Dramaturgy Program for New Performance (Dance & Theatre) began in 2004, as a pilot program, produced by Creative Dominion. Over the years, the incubator program has provided professional dramaturgical and production support for new works of performance, serving emerging and established dance artists, actors, playwrights, puppeteers, and storytellers. As a studio-based program, The Launch Pad has attracted many physical theatre and dance artists interested in working with a dramaturge to create new and original performances. With a dual-purpose, the program is unique in British Columbia: on one hand, it provides a space for performing artists to create, explore and develop their repertoire; and, on the other hand, it reaches out to new audiences and showcases contemporary artists to local and discerning audiences.

Now in its ninth year, Creative Dominion Society's longest running series, The Launch Pad, is now entering a new phase. This series will showcase a curated evening of theatrical and contemporary dance in an intimate, 158-seat, black box theatre. The most recent Launch Pad, Mission 11 took place on December 8, 2012, as a successful collaboration presented by Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver.

The Launch Pad has been streamlined into an intensive 16 hour weekend workshop and mentored dramaturgical process. The next installments are scheduled for:

June 10-12, 2016 (Friday 7-9pm, and Sat/Sun 10am -6pm), and
July 8-10, 2016 (Friday 7-9pm, and Sat/Sun 10am-6pm)

For more information, email: eury.chang@gmail.com

History of program:

  • 08Dec 2012

    Location: Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver Artists: Jennifer Aoki, Lisa Gelley, James Gnam, Vanessa Goodman, Meredith Kalaman, Colleen Lanki, Jane Osborne, James Proudfoot Dramaturges: Eury Chang, Su-Feh Lee, Sophie Yendole 2012 - Launch Pad, Mission 11.
  • 23and 24July 2011

    Location: Anne MacDonald Hall, North Vancouver Artists: Daina Ashbee, Nico Bauman, Thoenn Glover, Jacob Hughes, Hailey McCloskey, Darcy McMurray, Lexi Vajda, Kirsten Wiren Dramaturges: Eury Chang 2011 - Launch Pad, Mission 10.

  • 02and 03Oct 2010

    Location: Anne MacDonald Hall, North Vancouver Artists: Jennifer Aoki, Jenn Edwards, Gail Lotenberg, Philippa Myler, Little Woo Dramaturges: Eury Chang 2010 - Launch Pad, Mission 9.

  • 08and 09Aug 2009

    Location: Anne MacDonald Hall, North Vancouver Artists: Caroline Liffmann, Billy Marchenski, Katy Harris-Mcleoad, Tanya Podlozniuk Dramaturges: Eury Chang, Paul Ternes 2009 - Launch Pad, Mission 8.

  • 27and 28Sept 2008

    Location: Anne MacDonald Hall, North Vancouver Artists: Claire French, Laura Hicks, Darcy McMurray, Ingrid Rose Dramaturges: Eury Chang 2008 - Launch Pad, Mission 7.

  • 26and 28July 2007

    Location: Anne MacDonald Hall, North Vancouver Artists: Abegael Fisher-Lang, Jill Henis, Anna Kemble, Helen Walkley Dramaturges: Eury Chang 2007 - Launch Pad, Mission 6.

  • 10Nov 2006

    Location: Anne MacDonald Hall, North Vancouver Artists: Tamara McCarthy, and guest artist Dianna David Dramaturges: Eury Chang 2006 - Launch Pad, Mission 5.

  • 21and 22April 2006

    Location: Anne MacDonald Hall, North Vancouver Artists: Melissa Aston, S. Siobhan McCarthy, and guest artist Joshua Beamish with MOVE: the company Dramaturges: Eury Chang 2006 - Launch Pad, Mission 4.

  • 08and 11April 2005

    Location: Anne MacDonald Hall, North Vancouver Artists: Julia Carr, David Jordan Dramaturges: Eury Chang 2005 - Launch Pad, Mission 2.

  • 27Aug 2004

    Location: Anne MacDonald Hall, North Vancouver Artists: Julia Carr, Virginia Corcoran, Candice Johnson, Rachel Sankeralli, Janet Walker Dramaturges: Eury Chang 2004 - Launch Pad, Mission 1 (Inaugural)