Playwriting In Movement with Coleen MacPherson

A six-week, playwriting workshop for writers, playwrights, directors and seasoned actors.

This workshop proposes a discovery into the act of writing text for the stage through the lens of movement. MacPherson will lead the group through Ecole Jacques Lecoq’s theatrical principles of movement, space and play and apply this to the craft of playwriting. We will begin our journey with the neutral mask and explore movement and space, nourishing our understanding of situation, character, observation and spatial relationships. We will search for our voice and inspiration through an exploration of music, painting and poetry through practical exercises that ignite text. The class will culminate with each student creating a short self-contained piece to be read and/or performed on the final day.
The workshop will involve movement exploration, improvisation, in-class writing exercises, discussion and group work. Please wear clothes you are comfortable moving in.

Course Dates and Times : 
Tuesday March 6 6:30-9:30 pm
Thursday March 8th 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuesday March 13th 6:30-9:30 pm
Thursday March 15th 6:30-9:30 pm
Monday March 19th 6:30-9:30 pm
Thursday March 22nd 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuesday March 27th 6:30-9:30 pm
Thursday March 29th 6:30-9:30 pm
Monday April 2, 2017 6:30-9:30 pm

Skills Category: Artistic/Creative
Course Start Date: Mar 06, 2018
Course End Date: Apr 02, 2018
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Tarragon Theatre
Address: 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: $550 Regular and $440 Equity/Artist Discount
Course Provider: Coleen MacPherson
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