Women's Collective Creation Intensive

2017 Intensive shot by Sydney Herauf

The Women’s Collective Creation Intensive is a peer-led workshop that provides artists with the studio space and tools to explore and collaborate. Participants will work through pair, group and solo exercises to generate their own work using devised theatre techniques. The program culminates in public presentation.

The goals of the program are to:

  • connect emerging theatre artists with each other, fostering an environment of support rather than competition
  • provide an opportunity to learn new skills and challenge the artists’ current practice.
  • develop a creative language that will allow artists to generate their own work
  • improve confident communication skills

Upcoming workshop dates:

Wednesday Feb 21 10am-6pm: Introductions; Generating physical, tech and text based material
Thursday Feb 22 10am-2pm: Generating material; Building a through-line
Friday Feb 23 10am-6pm: Dramaturging a cohesive piece; Rehearsing for showcase; Q+A sessions. 
Showcase is March 2 at 8pm, with short rehearsal at 6pm.
Attendance for all dates and times is recommended but not required. If you have conflicts but would still like to participate, please reach out.

The cost of the program is $40.00. To apply, please email Claren Grosz at pencilkitprod@gmail.com with a SHORT statement of interest including your current artistic focus and what you hope to gain from the workshop. Deadline to submit is February 16.

Toronto professionals come in to talk to participants. From left to right: Mel Hague, Victoria Urquhart, Andrea Donaldson, Nina Lee Aquino, Karen Knox and Facilitaror Claren Grosz. (Photo: Samantha Polzin)

Toronto professionals come in to talk to participants. From left to right: Mel Hague, Victoria Urquhart, Andrea Donaldson, Nina Lee Aquino, Karen Knox and Facilitaror Claren Grosz. (Photo: Samantha Polzin)

Participant Alia Ettienne Delivers a poignant monologue (Photo: Samantha Polzin)

Participant Alia Ettienne Delivers a poignant monologue (Photo: Samantha Polzin)

Participant Ariana Marquis as Saint Toronto the good. (Photo: Sydney Herauf)

Participant Ariana Marquis as Saint Toronto the good. (Photo: Sydney Herauf)

Airin Finkelstein and company capture Toronto gridlock, including transit-goers, drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.  (Photo: Samantha Polzin)

Airin Finkelstein and company capture Toronto gridlock, including transit-goers, drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.  (Photo: Samantha Polzin)