Course Description

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.

To Enroll

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.

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 2018 Dates & Times: 9 classes from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1

November 29
December 6
December 13

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.