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Posted by Tarragon Theatre

Andy’s workshop at Tarragon is geared toward the experienced artist who is interested in creating new, physically-based theatre pieces. Exercises utilizing clown, pantomime and movement to tap your creative centre.

In this two-day format Andy will take participants through an intensive process exploring the following:

Day One

  • Following natural impulses to play and create.
  • Constructing narrative from the simplest notions.
  • The demands of solo/group exploration.

Day Two

  • 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. Tarragon is a mask-friendly. Participants will not be required to wear masks.

To Enroll

Artists are invited to submit a 1 page letter of intent, outlining your interest in the course to

For accessibility accommodations or to submit your application in an alternative format such as video, please email or call Heather Caplap at |(416) 531-1827 ext 249

Application Deadline – April 15

Registration is limited.

All applicants will be contacted by April 21.


  • Equity/Artist Rate – $150*
  • Regular Rate – $200
  • Subsidized Rate- $50**
* This artist rate is available to anyone who self identifies as an artist and/or is a member of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
**If you are applying for the subsidized rate please note it in your application letter. You are welcome, but not required, to include a few sentences about why you would like to apply for the subsidized rate.

Spring 2023 Dates & Times

In-person weekend intensive:

Saturday, April 29 10:00AM – 4:00PM and Sunday, April 30 10:00AM – 4:00PM

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. Andy is a member of the faculty at the Toronto Film School and teaches independently.

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