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Julie Tepperman

Friday January 22 and Saturday January 23 from 10am-5pm
at The Fringe Creation Lab (4th floor, 720 Bathurst Street)

Maximum 12 participants
Cost: $150 (HST included) *20% discount for CAEA members or if you've already taken one of our workshops: $120 (HST included)


Perhaps you are new to playwriting and have an exciting idea but you don't know how to begin? Perhaps you have experience writing but are bored with yourself?! This workshop is perfect if you're looking for ways to get started and/or spice up your writing. Julie will facilitate a series of writing exercises that will help spark your imagination and give you strategies for generating new material - both dialogue & monologue. We’ll use improvisation to write 'on our feet', illustrating how physicalizing text early in the process can inform the writing.

Participants will work individually, in partners, and in groups, practicing 'healthy dramaturgy', and learning how to give useful feedback. There will also be opportunities to discuss the new-play development / workshop process, finding the right dramaturge for your play, and pitching your play to theatres and publishers.

IMPORTANT: This is not the place for getting your new play dramaturged! Come with a clean slate, ready to delve into new exercises and experiment with form and style. Recommended for people new to playwriting, including emerging and established actors wanting to branch out.

Julie Tepperman is an actor, playwright, educator and co-artistic director of Convergence Theatre, which has twice been voted by NOW Magazine readers as “The Best Site Specific Theatre Company in Toronto”. Selected playwriting credits include: YICHUD (Seclusion) ; published by Playwrights Canada Press); I Grow Old as part of The Gladstone Variations (Dora nomination, #2 in NOW Magazine's Top Ten Toronto Productions of The Decade); Julie was Playwright-In-Residence at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2010/11 with the support of the Canada Council. Julie is also the co-creator/writer/director of Brantwood – a 15-hour immersive musical theatre epic that has audiences following characters all over abandoned high school.

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