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Lab 19: Using Your Friends’ Talent – Writing Musicals with Stephen Allred

March 13, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Stephen with the text PERFORMANCE LAB #19. Using Your Friends' Talent - Writing Musicals with Stephen Allred, Online. Stephen and the text are layered on a background of a dark blue, green and purple galaxy sprinkled with stars.

The Lab

Do you have an incredible idea for an original musical, but don’t know how to get started? Perhaps, you’ve written musicals before but are interested to see someone else’s creative process?

Through this lab, we plan to share and discuss which tools and learnings we have found helpful in writing and building original musicals from idea to the stage. We’ll explore script writing, what makes an interesting story, how to get started with music, and where to go when you have a first draft. We’ll also discuss the important role of collaboration in the process of creation.

Come prepared to share your past experiences, delve into writing exercises, and collaborate together in this writing focused workshop.


Pay What You Will

Suggested Donation of $10

What Do You Need To Join?


  • Your self
  • Something to take notes
  • A Device To Zoom In On
  • An Internet Connection
  • Feel free to bring any ideas or works in progress that you don’t mind sharing/evaluating



  • ASL Interpretation and Auto-Generated Captions will be provided online

About your Lab Instructor

Stephen Allred

Stephen is a performer, playwright, and producer who co-founded Straight Edge Theatre in 2012. He has produced Sterling nominated fringe productions, and has been involved in writing and producing multiple original musicals, such as “Cult Cycle”, “Imaginary Friend” and “Conjoined”, all of which had sold out performances at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. He is very excited to share what he has learned through his process and is excited to learn from those participating in this lab!


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