RSA presents in partnership with the Playwrights Guild of Canada the Guest Playwright Reading Series, hosted by Lucia Frangione. Meet world class playwrights and participate in a discussion period about writing, Canadian theatre, and what it is to survive and thrive as a professional artist in this country.

Leanna Brodie and Jovanni Sy
Akokiniskway Gallery, Rosebud, 6:30 pm

Leanna Brodie's plays include Schoolhouse, Book of Esther and The Vic. She is also a celebrated translator of French Canadian plays. Jovanni Sy is the author of Nine Dragons and A Taste of Empire and has served as the artistic director of Cahoots Theatre in Toronto and the Gateway Theatre in Richmond BC. Come hear this accomplished couple read from their latest work.
Admission: FREE


June 28-29, 2020
Akokiniskway Gallery, Rosebud, 6:30 pm

Information forthcoming, pending funding.
Admission: FREE

September 13-14, 2020
Akokiniskway Gallery, Rosebud, 7 pm

Celebrating the creativity and work of new writers, the Budding Playwrights Festival features eight staged readings of one-act plays written by the students of RSA’s playwriting class.
Admission: DONATION to the RSA Scholarship Fund.

THR 333 Playwriting is a highly personalized course that educates, nourishes and directs the strengths, challenges, and goals of each writer and her/his unique voice. The majority of instruction takes the form of one-on-one e-mail dramaturgy of student generated writing, supplemented by materials and plays to read. Lucia Frangione is an award-winning and internationally produced playwright whose desire is to cultivate the authentic voice for other writers.

The 2020 course is full. If you would like to be considered for the course in the future, please email Maki Van Dyke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lucia Frangione - Instructor, Playwriting at Rosebud School of the ArtsInstructor: Lucia Frangione

Lucia Frangione is an internationally produced award winning playwright and actor residing in Vancouver. She has had twenty eight plays produced, including: The Thin Man (Vertigo Theatre/Persephone), In a Blue Moon (Arts Club Theatre/Western Canada Theatre/Thousand Islands Playhouse), Off Leash (Fugue Theatre), Maid for a Musket (St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival), Etienne (a podplay, Richmond Gateway and Neworld Theatre), Leave of Absence (Pacific Theatre, ACTivist Theatre), FRESCO (Bellaluna, VICC), Paradise Garden (Arts Club), Holy Mo and Oh Manny (Pacific), Espresso (Pacific, Belfry, PTE, teatr Powszechny Warsaw), MMM (Ruby Slippers), Cariboo Magi (Lambs Players San Diego), Chickens, Christmas On The Air (Chemainus), Wobbling Madonna (Solo Collective). She is published by Talon books and received training through Studio 58 and Rosebud School of the Arts. Lucia currently teaches playwriting online, hosted by Rosebud School of the Arts. Lucia works across Canada as a professional actor. Recent credits include: Annie in Misery (Arts Club) Mary in Holy Mo A Christmas Show (Pacific) Emma in Annapurna (Christy Webb Productions) Grandma in Big Bad (Boca de Lupo) Vicki/Ms Baker/Lucia in Except in the Unlikely Event of War (Pi Theatre/Horseshoes & Hand Grenades) Estelle in No Exit (Electric Co/Virtual Stage/Theatre Calgary/WCTC/Buddies in Bad Times/ACT San Francisco) Myrtle in the Canadian premiere of Brief Encounter (Vancouver Playhouse/MTC) Pam in The Fully Monty (Persephone SK) PG, NiX (ATP). For more information visit http://luciafrangione.com