Tarragon Lectures

Tarragon shows are full of big ideas. During the run of each show, Tarragon invites great minds to further our thinking on the show’s subject matter and artistic approaches through pre-show lectures. Lectures take place prior to the matinee performance on Saturdays.

All lectures run approximately 1 hour in length and take place at Tarragon Theatre.

Upcoming events for the 2018/19 Season:

Harlem Duet

Date: Sat. Sep. 29 at 1pm
Lecture: Dr. George Elliott Clarke


Date: Sat. Oct. 27 at 1pm
Lecture: Intersectionality, speaker TBC

The Message

Date: Sat. Nov. 17 at 1pm
Lecture: Dr. B. W. Powe

Kiviuq Returns: An Inuit Epic

Date: Sat. Jan 12 at 1pm
Lecture: Indigenous story telling and the creation of Kiviuq Returns, speakers Vinnie Karetak, Natashia Allakariallak, and Christine Tootoo

New Magic Valley Fun Town

Date: Sat. Mar. 2 at 1pm
Lecture: “This is a Lecture. About Daniel MacIvor.” with Dr. Peter Kuling (Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa). A talk covering award-winning Canadian playwright, Daniel MacIvor’s past work and themes/motifs to look for in New Magic Valley Fun Town.

Guarded Girls

Date: Sat. April 6 at 1pm
Lecture: A panel discussion on the play Guarded Girls by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman. Jackie Omstead, Joey Twin, and Ann Hansen will discuss the play with reference to feminist Canadian theatre and women’s incarceration in Canada. This conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Michelle MacArthur.

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Date: Sat. April 27 at 1pm
Lecture: Samuel Laredo will give an overview of the history of immigrants and refugees to Canada and Kamala Jean Gopie will give an overview of the processing of refugee claimants arriving in Canada. There will be plenty of time for the panelists to talk with each other and the audience.