Physical Theatre Creation with Andy Massingham (Workshop)

Andy’s workshop at Tarragon is geared toward the experienced artist who is interested in expanding their sensory and emotional awareness as well as taking physical risks. Exercises in physical exploration will develop your impulses from idea to actualization, and create narrative threads that form a story. Non-verbal communication (via elements of mask, clown, and corporeal mime) will be used to tap your creative centre with playful curiosity and optimism, unlocking the “physical voice” of your artist within.

In this new two day format Andy will take participants through an intensive exploration process following this structure:

Day One – Playing Leads to Your Story
* Following natural impulses to create
* Physical exploration and improvisation to unlock ideas and themes

Day Two – Where Does It Go from Here?
* Creating a structure
* The potential for text and developing further physical possibilities
* Collaboration with others
* Keeping creation alive

To Enroll

Please contact: [email protected] with a brief letter of intent, outlining your interest in the course. Applications accepted at any time. Registration is limited.

The application deadline for this course is: December 6th, 2019


$350 Regular
and $275 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.

Note: Cost includes HST.

Spring 2020 Dates & Times

February 29th 2020 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM
March 1st 2020 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM


Over the past thirty 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 others. His Dora award winning wordless play Rough House (presented by Nightswimming) toured Canada and a sequel is currently being created. Andy is on the teaching faculty at Humber College and Second City.