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Script Lab

November 5, 11:00 AM - December 10, 2:00 PM


Script Lab is our intermediate course which follows Intro to Screenwriting (or equivalent experience). In this six-week screenwriting course, writers are able to bring their scripts in to be read and workshopped with other writers and actors. During your time in Script Lab, you will get plenty of opportunities to stress-test your script’s story and dialogue and learn to analyze scripts from various perspectives, including that of an actor, director, and audience member. Script Lab is a collaborative course; you and your peers will be helping each other to produce the best possible version of your scripts in an environment that sets everyone up for success.

Registrants are expected to have a script (it does not have to be a final draft!) upon entry to the course.

Registrants will receive:

  • a guide to script formatting and analysis
  • helpful reading list and writing exercises
  • access to experienced actors
  • individualized script feedback
  • a package of helpful resources for writers to cast their scripts

Dates: Sundays, weekly from November 5th – December 10th, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Registration Deadline:
October 10th, 2023
Drop Deadline: October 10th, 2023
Open to: FAVA Members ONLY
Cost: $349
Location: Room 149, The Orange Hub
Instructor: Monica Gate

Monica Gate is a neurodivergent, LGBTQ+ actor, producer, playwright, and performing arts instructor based in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Treaty 6, Edmonton). She’s worked with theatres across Canada such as Workshop West, Theatre By The Bay, Grindstone Theatre, Talk Is Free Theatre, Theatre YES, and Thou Art Here Theatre. As a multidisciplinary artist, Monica is forever grateful that she gets to have her fingers in all the pies, and is a firm believer that everything you do informs the rest of your work. She is very excited to be continuing her relationship with FAVA, and instructing classes that help bridge the gap between artistic mediums. With training from Harvard University, Monica’s teaching style involves a lot of discussion, hands-on work, big questions, and a lot of fun. You can find Monica on Instagram @monicaagate to follow along on her projects, or reach out with a crazy idea!!

Register below or email [email protected] for more information.

Note: Intro to Screenwriting provides great foundational information for Script Lab, but if you have equivalent experience, you can take Script Lab without taking Intro to Screenwriting. 


To begin the registration process, please fill out and submit the form below.


    Interested in becoming a FAVA Member? click here for more information or contact [email protected]  – 780-429-1671 ex. 1001


    November 5, 11:00 AM
    December 10, 2:00 PM
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    FAVA at The Orange Hub
    #149 - 10045 156 St NW
    Edmonton, Alberta T5P 2P7 Canada
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    780-429-1671 ext. 102