Education Workshops

Led by theatre artists who are experienced youth facilitators, these workshops provide opportunities for you and your students to deepen and further your class’s learning.

Tarragon is excited to offer online / digital and in-person workshops for you and your students.

Text Based Video Game Design:

Write Your Own Adventure
with playwright Chelsea Woolley

A headshot of Chelsea Woolley
A screen grab from the TWINE program

Left or right? Into the jungle, or through the cave? Chelsea Woolley offers a workshop on creating a “design your own adventure” text based video game. She will lead workshop participants through story boarding, writing, and basic coding using the interactive program TWINE. 

Writers will develop characters and craft multiple plot lines for readers to choose from, as well as learn how to add other interactive components. This workshop is perfect for writers and coders between the ages of 12 and 17. This workshop requires all students to have access to a computer that is capable of storing files. Unfortunately, if students are using Chromebooks or Tablets this workshop is not suitable.

The workshop can be tailored to be anywhere from a 2 hour workshop to a week long workshop. 

 The cost of this workshop is $250 / class for 2 hour session. 

Follow Your Dreams: 
How to build a sustainable career in the arts!

with director & producer Aaron Jan

How do you make a living doing theatre? How can you turn your dreams into a reality? In this 90 minute seminar, theatre director, playwright, producer, and educator, Aaron Jan will walk through various career paths in theatre, give a realistic vision of how much each of them pays and discuss how to actually make this career work!

The cost of the workshop is $200 / class for 90 minute session

(photo by Graham Isador)

A photo of Aaron Jan standing outside on a fall day

Get up and Make some Theatre:

Movement choreography for non-movers
with director & producer Aaron Jan

A photo of Aaron Jan standing outside on a fall day

How do we create theatre without being stuck in our heads (or even writing!)? How do we just get up and create incredible stage pictures without talking about it?

Through a series of exercises, students will build choreography from images we draw from existing source texts and strategies that Ken MacDougall Award winning director, Aaron Jan, uses in his practice. No movement training required! Let’s get up and make some theatre! This workshop can be done virtually or in-person. If on zoom, participants are encouraged to have a room where they are able to move and wear clothing they can move in.

The cost of this workshop is $250 / class for 2 hour session.

(photo by Graham Isador)

Other Workshop Options

We are also offer a variety of skill-based workshops specific to theatre making upon request. These are especially great options for SHSM students.

Potential topics include:

→ Playwriting / Storytelling

→ Scene Study/Text Analysis

→ Story Structure

→ Collective Creation

→ Producing / Fundraising

→ Career Paths

→ Clowning

COST: Workshop costs are determined by a myriad of factors including: the number of students, how long the workshop is, and what the topic is. We promise to help you design the best learning experience for you and your students based on your budget. 


For more information or to plan a workshop e-mail Heather, our Education and Community Engagement Manager at [email protected]