Course Description

Using scenes from Tarragon’s canon of Canadian plays, this course will focus on scene analysis, rehearsal techniques, and the vocabulary used between director and actor.   Throughout seven intensive sessions, participants will be involved in directed rehearsals and critical discussions, with the aim to refine their own individual acting technique and to explore the voices of Tarragon playwrights. Each participant will be assigned a scene partner, and one scene that will be rehearsed in rotation throughout the course. Scenes may be chosen from plays by, but not limited to Hannah Moscovitch, John Mighton, Wajdi Mouawad. This course is best suited to professional actors with stage experience.

Please note – There is a maximum of 8 participants.

To Enroll

Please contact: with a headshot, CV, and a one-paragraph statement addressing your interest in the course. Registration is limited.

The application deadline for this course is: September 15, 2018.

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.

Fall 2018 Dates & Times: 7 classes from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

o Oct. 25th
o Oct. 30th
o Nov. 1st
o Nov. 2nd
o Nov. 5th
o Nov. 6th
o Nov. 7th

Instructor Bio

Peter is a director whose work focuses on contemporary dramatic theatre. His work is distinguished by his collaboration with actors to create dynamic, naturalistic and raw performances. Peter’s directing experience ranges from classical theatre to the development of new plays. He directed the world premières of Jordan Tannahill’s Late Company (Theatre Centre) and Rosa Laborde’s Like Wolves (GCTC); and the Toronto premières of Tracey Letts’ Killer Joe (Coal Mine Theatre), and Geoffrey Simon Brown’s The Circle (Tarragon Theatre). Peter is the artistic director of Surface/Underground for which he directed the Dora-nominated productions Dying City, When the World Was Green and The Jones Boy. Peter has directed five Dora nominated performances, and has been twice nominated for Outstanding Direction. Peter has been the Urjo Kareda Artist-in-Residence at Tarragon Theatre, and the Artistic Director Intern of Crow’s Theatre.