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A creative writing workshop focusing on dramatic text, journeying participants through exercises that bring writing into movement.

We will observe, play and write. Looking at the concrete, dramaturgy, physical action, language and writing from the body. Inspired by Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Coleen MacPherson, writer and theatre maker, will lead the workshop with the goal of inspiring writers, theatre makers and creative types to capture the world in writing.

In the workshop we will also be looking painting as source material for stimulus inspiration for drama.
COLEEN MACPHERSON, is a Canadian theatre artist currently living in London, UK. She was recently a member of the Arcola Theatre’s Writers’ Group and was a resident artist at Theatre de L’Enfumeraie in France. Coleen trained at UCDP and at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, where she mentored with French playwright Michel Azama. MacPherson has mentored with Daniel Brooks and worked with various theatre companies in Toronto such as Necessary Angel and also toured work to Shanghai, China (International Contemporary Theater Festival) with TheatreRUN, performing work at Canadian Stage, Summerworks Festival and Nuit Blanche Toronto and Paris. Coleen’s plays have been performed in Montreal, Toronto, and the UK. She works with internationally renowned touring theatre company, Wet Picnic performing in The Birthday Party and Time for Tea.

Her play First Draft was recently performed at the Camden People’s Theatre and was a part of Mimetic Festival and will be touring to Cairo, Egypt in April 2016. She is currently developing a new play, This is why we Live… which will be playing in Paris’ Plateau 31 in April 2016.

Saturday December 12th, 2015
1:00pm – 6:00pm
Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
University of Toronto
214 College St, Toronto ON

For more information or to make a booking please contact Coleen MacPherson at or call 647.694.1366

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