Course Description

This course is an opportunity to connect with others and create a full first draft of a new play. Sessions will provide an opportunity to create and revise material through timed writing, small assignments, discussion and critique. From dialogue that pops to building on a writing burst to fully developing characters and more, join us each week to write, chat, think, and learn from the fantastic Paula Wing and each other! 

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

As this is a virtual class a reliable internet connection is ideal. If you do not have a reliable internet connection, and are interested in taking the class, please note it on your application. We are committed to finding an alternate way to facilitate your learning and participation in the 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.


Applications are due by : 5PM on November 11th, 2020. 

Cost (includes HST)

Equity/Artist Rate – $100*
Regular Rate – $150

* 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.


  • November 16
  • November 23
  • November 30
  • December 7
  • December 14


  • January 18
  • January 25
  • February 1

Instructor Bio

Paula Wing is an teacher, playwright and translator whose work has been produced across Canada and the U.S. She is currently at work on an adaptation of Lena Coakley’s WICKED NIX for Young Peoples Theatre, an adaptation (with Michael Shamata) of the anthology WOMEN IN CLOTHES at Soulpepper Theatre and the libretto for new, as yet untitled one-act opera with composer Kelly-Marie Murphy for Calgary Opera. She co-wrote and appeared in UNLOCKED, a film collaboration between Canadian Stage and Jamii Esplanade this past summer.


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 Acting and Playwriting at the University of Windsor.