Initiated in 1993 by a small group of Calgary music teachers in collaboration with a local piano dealer and incorporated in 1996 as a non-profit society, the Calgary Arts Summer School Association (CASSA) has grown into a comprehensive summer arts program representing numerous artistic disciplines.
Since its inception, over 2,500 students have participated in the diverse and innovative programs offered by CASSA, with participants from all across Alberta and from as far away as the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and South America.
I work with CASSA’s students as a creative writing instructor each summer. At Playwriting Camp, in a dramatic and fun-filled week of half day camps, children learn how to write, rehearse and perform their own unique play in just five days. Children create the plot, craft the script, write dialogue and hone their acting skills for their very own dramatic production, which will then be performed at the end of the week.
Learn more about CASSA and PlayWriting Camp here.