Course Description

This course is an opportunity to get creative and connect with others, within an encouraging and engaging structure. It will consist of practical writing exercises that can help you start a script from square one or further develop an already existing script. Sessions will provide an opportunity to create and revise material through timed writing, small assignments, discussion and critique.

Note: Participants will be expected to meet regular writing deadlines, and to have their work read by other members of the class. As this is a virtual class a reliable internet connection is required in order to participate.

To Enroll

Please e-mail education@tarragontheatre.com with a brief description of your writing experience and what you hope to learn in the class.

Cost (includes HST)

Equity/Artist Rate – $80*
Regular Rate – $120

* This artist rate is available to anyone who self identifies as an artist and/or is a member of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Note: This cost has been reduced from our standard course rate to reflect the economic difficulties many are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also honouring the value of the work of the artist-instructor. 

SPRING 2020 DATES & TIMES: 8 CLASSES FROM 7:00PM – 8:30PM EST

May 14th
May 21st
May 28th
June 4th
June 11th
June 18th
June 25th
July 2nd

Instructor Bio

Paula Wing is an actor, playwright and translator whose work has been produced across Canada and the U.S. This is an exciting year for Paula as her original play Risky Phil made its world premiere at Young Peoples Theatre. She’s also thrilled that this September the American premiere of her translation of Stefano Massini’s Intractable Woman will be produced by The Play Company in New York City. 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 Acing as well as 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.