Playwriting with Paula Wing

This course consists of practical writing exercises that help to develop a script and includes encounters with professionals from the industry, such as Tarragon playwrights-in-residence. The class will be geared towards people who have a script they want to develop, and exercises and assignments will be tailored to the specific needs and interests of participants. Sessions will provide an opportunity for guided material generation and revision through creation, discussion and critique.

Note: Participants will be expected to meet regular writing deadlines, and to read their work aloud in class.

WINTER 2017 DATES & TIMES: 9 CLASSES FROM 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.

Thursday November 16th
Thursday November 23rd
Thursday November 30th
Thursday December 7th
Thursday December 14th
Tuesday December 19th
Thursday January 11th
Friday January 19th
Friday January 26th


Paula Wing is an actor, playwright and translator whose work has been produced across Canada and the U.S.  In 2018 her original play Risky Phil will premiere at Young Peoples Theatre. This year, her translation of Stefano Massini’s Intractable Woman, produced by Imago Theatre, premièred at the Centaur Theatre in Montréal. Her “Canadianization” of Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist for Soulpepper Theatre won a Best Production Dora in 2015.

Paula has taught playwriting nationally and internationally. She has a long and cherished association with the Tarragon, running a playwriting class and working with their Young Playwrights Unit. She is a sessional professor of Drama and Education at the University of Windsor and a Resident Artist at Soulpepper, where she writes program notes for the company and is active in their community programming initiatives.

Skills Category: Artistic/Creative
Course Start Date: Nov 16, 2017
Course End Date: Jan 26, 2018
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Tarragon Theatre
Address: 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: $550 Regular and $440 Equity/Artist Discount
Course Provider: Tarragon Theatre
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How to Register:

Please contact: with a one-page proposal outlining the play you would like to develop over the course of this class. Include a brief synopsis of the piece, a description of where you think you’re at with it, and an overview of what you’d like to explore in class.  Registration is limited.

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