Course Description

When you open your senses to the world, you discover that everything is telling you a story. How you react informs your impulses, and from your impulses, you create theatre.

Andy’s course at Tarragon is geared toward the experienced artist who is interested in expanding their sensory and emotional awareness as well as taking physical risks.  Exercises in physical exploration will develop your impulses from idea to actualization, and create narrative threads that form a story. Non-verbal communication (via elements of mask, clown, and corporeal mime) will be used to tap your creative centre with playful curiosity and optimism, unlocking the “physical voice” of your artist within.

The course will be a performance-based lab with work being done in solo, pair, and group formations. There will be written, observatory, and physical homework.

To Enroll

Please contact: with a brief letter of intent, outlining your interest in the course. Registration is limited.

Cost (includes HST)

$550 Regular
and $440 Equity/Artist discount

Note: Once a participant has been approved to join the course, their spot will not be reserved until the theatre has received a 20% deposit.

Winter 2019 Dates & Times: 9 classes from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

March 4th
March 6th
March 11th
March 13th
March 18th
March 20th
March 25th
March 27th
April 1st

Instructor Bio

Over the past thirty years Andy has performed, directed and taught across Canada. He began his professional career in Toronto at Tarragon appearing in Unexpected Moves, Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, Pants On Fire and Fathers and Sons. Other theatre’s include the Stratford Festival, NAC, Banff Centre, Young Peoples Theatre, Soulpepper, Magnus and several seasons acting and directing with Odyssey theatre.

His solo, wordless play Rough House (commissioned by Nightswimming theatre) toured Canada. At many cities Andy also gave workshops in physical theatre. He currently teaches silent comedy at Second City. He has taught at the University of Ottawa, St. Lawrence College, the Ottawa Theatre School, Humber College and is a frequent guest at the Stratford Festival Summer School.