Physical Theatre Creation
with Andy Massingham
Andy’s workshop at Tarragon is geared toward the experienced artist who is interested in expanding their physical awareness and embrace the playful, creative artist lurking within. Exercises utilizing mask, clown, and mime will tap your creative centre with playful curiosity and optimism.
In this two-day format Andy will take participants through an intensive exploration process following this structure:
Day One – Impulse and the Urge to Play.
* Following natural impulses to create.
* Physical exploration and improvisation to unlock ideas and themes.
* Embracing “what if?” as a starting place.
Day Two – Where Does It Go from Here?
* Creating a structure.
* The potential for text and developing further physical possibilities.
* Keeping creation alive at all times.
PLEASE NOTE: This course will take place in-person. Applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination to attend the course.
Artists are invited to submit a 1 page letter of intent, outlining your interest in the course to email@example.com
For accessibility accommodations or to submit your application in an alternative format such as video, please email or call Heather Caplap at firstname.lastname@example.org |(416) 531-1827 ext 249
The application deadline for this course is: 12am Midnight on November 17, 2021.
Registration is limited. All applicants will be contacted by November 24th.
Dates & Times
Over the past thirty-five years, Andy has performed, directed and taught across Canada at such theatres as Stratford Festival, Theatre New Brunswick, National Arts Centre, Banff Centre, Tarragon, Odyssey, Y.P.T., among many others. His Dora award winning wordless play Rough House (presented by Nightswimming Theatre) toured Canada and the U.S. He is currently developing a series of comedic works based on the myth of knowledge. He is enjoying it immensely and he hopes that you will too, eventually!
Andy is on the teaching faculty at the Toronto Film School and Second City.