TWO SESSIONS: Tues., December 5 or Thurs., December 7 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Each session will cover the same content. You do not need to attend both sessions.
Whether coming in with a draft in progress, or a completely new idea waiting to be launched: this workshop will be structured to provide space to create, revise, and share material – honed around the theme of generating material, working against perfectionism, working around nurturing curiosity and joy in playwriting. Through an exploration of playwriting exercises, practical conversations around new play development practices and dramaturgical collaborations, and discussions and sharing of material – participants will experience new tools and access tailored to their writing practice. From bristling language, to diving into the messiness of new writing, to that detailed process of revising, join us as we create, laugh, share, and connect over playwriting.
Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)
Jeff Ho is a theatre artist, originally from Hong Kong. As an actor, he has toured as Ophelia in Why Not Theatre's Prince Hamlet across Canada and the United States over five years, and has performed coast to coast across the country.
As a playwright, his works include cockroach, Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land), Antigone: 方, and trace. His work has been developed with the Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Young People's Theatre, Human Cargo, Factory Theatre, Cahoots, the Banff Playwrights Lab, Nightswimming Theatre. His plays are published by Playwrights Canada Press.
Jeff is grateful to have been honoured with a Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play (Iphigenia); the Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund Award for a Young Canadian Playwright; the Bulmash Siegel Playwriting Award (Tarragon Theatre); a Harold Award (House of Nadia Ross); finalist for the Playwright's Guild of Canada's Drama award (cockroach); finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award (Iphigenia and Antigone); nominated for four Dora Awards. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School.
This workshop is taking place at Tarragon Theatre which is located at 30 Bridgman Avenue in Toronto.
It is important to note that the address is on Bridgman Avenue, but the main entrance is on Howland Avenue. Tarragon Theatre is one block north of Dupont Street, one block south of Davenport Avenue, and two blocks east of Bathurst Street.
If you are driving to the theatre we recommend parking in the UnitPark parking lot on the southwest side of Bridgman across from the theatre. There is a $5 evening flat rate.
Dupont Station: If you are in the north exit of Dupont station turn right to go west along Dupont Street. If you are in the south exit where there is a rounded bench outside, turn left to go west. When going west on Dupont you will pass a Shoppers Drug Mart soon after exiting the station. Turn right on Howland Avenue and go one block north. Howland Avenue is one block west of Spadina Avenue. The theatre will be on your right.
Bathurst Station: From Bathurst Station, take the 7C Bathurst bus North to the first stop after Dupont Street. The stop is announced as “Bridgman Avenue”. From there, go right and travel two blocks east on Bridgman Avenue to the theatre.
Any questions please contact the Hart House Theatre U of T Work Study Students at: [email protected]