led by GHOST RIVER THEATRE Artistic Director Eric Rose with ONE TRUNK THEATRE Artistic Producer Andraea Sartison

Dive into your own creativity. Make your own work.
Ghost River Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rose, together with One Trunk Theatre Artistic Producer Andraea Sartison, present a four-day intensive designed to pilot established and emerging artists through an introduction to devised theatre methodologies. Topics include:

  • collaborative creation dynamics
  • visual approaches to storytelling
  • non-traditional text generation
  • the key principles of healthy creation practices

Open to adventurous artists in all media, our intensive will foster an innovative environment where participants will develop, learn and experiment with new tools for creative expression. The intensive demands rigorous participation from individuals through hands-on exercises based on the unique artistic practices Ghost River and One Trunk are forging in the creation of such shows as The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst, I Dream of Diesel and The Highest Step in the World.

(April 27 & 28 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., April 29 & 30 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.)
April 27-30

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Earlybird/Equity rate: $275
After April 1, 2017: $300

To apply please send your resume and a brief letter of interest (no more than one page) via e-mail. You may be contacted for a short telephone interview. For more information or to apply contact Andraea Sartison at


About the Instructors:

ERIC ROSE is an award winning director, creator, and deviser. His passion for the creative process has inspired the diversity of his theatrical experience spanning: large scale contemporary and classical theatre, site-specific performance, performance creation, devising theatre, new play development, physical theatre and dance. Eric was honoured to be the Playwright in Residence at Alberta Theatre Projects 2014/15, to be named to Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 class of 2012 and to have received the 2012 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award for his body of work as a theatrical innovator.

Recent GRT credits include: directing/co-writing The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (winner of six Betty Mitchell Awards including best production, best new play and best direction) for Calgary theatre), adapting/directing Ray Bradbury’s short story Tomorrow’s Child for a blindfolded audience as part of GRT’s Six Senses Performance Series, directing/dramaturging Jason Carnew’s ONE (Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production, Betty Nomination for Outstanding Direction and the Canadian Stage Award for Direction at the SummerWorks Festival), directing/co-writing The Highest Step in the World (Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production, shortlisted for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Prize in Playwriting and the 2012 recipient of the CITT Award for Technical Merit). Additional credits include: directing/co-creating A Date With The Night for The Globe Theatre; directing/dramaturging a new version of Hannah Moscovitch’s The Huron Bride for Vertigo Theatre; directing the Canadian premiere of The Kite Runner for Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre; directing/co-writing Once Upon an Atom Bomb for the Green Fools Physical Theatre; directing/co-writing Peril in Paris (Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play), a new musical for Lunchbox Theatre; directing/dramaturging The Forbidden Sacrifice for the Kathy Knowles Theatre Company in Ghana.

As an educator, Eric has taught for: Globe Theatre Regina, University of Toronto, Theatre Calgary, Charlottetown Festival, Tarragon Theatre, NextFest, Mount Royal University, Red Deer and Sheridan College, University of Calgary, Theatre Ontario, Artstrek and many others.

ANDRAEA SARTISON is a theatre artist specializing in devised theatre and interdisciplinary collaboration. As the founding Artistic Producer of One Trunk Theatre she has produced, directed and co-created seven productions and a festival including Taste (with Ghost River Theatre), I Dream of Diesel (with Theatre Projects Manitoba) a film/theatre collaboration with Winnipeg folk troubadour Scott Nolan, Mission Potluck a musical comedy, Hamlet as Told on the Streets (Winnipeg & Saskatoon Fringe, WJT’s Tribefest) a site specific, multi media hip hop performance, the One Trunk Festival of New, Hybrid Performance, and Just One Spark (with the Bailey Theatre, Camrose) a physical theatre radio play.

On a national scale, she has participated in the development and world premieres of Ghost River Theatre’s The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (Alberta Theatre Projects) and Rick Miller’s 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea (2016 New Victory Theatre, Broadway + Grand Theatre, London; 2015 Pan American Games) as Assistant Director.

Andraea has trained and worked with Ghost River Theatre over the last six years, using their process as the basis for One Trunk’s creations.

In October Rose & Sartison premiered TASTE Winnipeg, an exclusive multi-sensory dining experience meets blindfolded theatre performance.