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Getting Unstuck

with Diane Flacks

Getting Unstuck  (weekend intensive)

If you have an idea that you need to talk through, or a completed script that you can’t seem to crack, this workshop will tend to what ails you. Think of it as a visit to a playwrighting doctor, who will help you to diagnose your issues, and start to find a way to confront them, all with a positivity, gentleness, and precision. We will focus dramaturgically on the problems and possibilities, and you will leave excited to lose time with your story again.

Applications Open – March 27, 2024

Application Deadline EXTENDED – May 1, 2024

How to Enroll

Artists are invited to submit a maximum 1-page letter of interest detailing the ideas you are working with and a 5-page max draft of the script* you are working on to education@tarragontheatre.com with the subject line GETTING UNSTUCK.

*you don’t have to have a finished script, just an idea you’re passionate about and are working on. 

If you are applying for a subsidized spot please include SUBSIDY in the subject line.

For accessibility accommodations or to submit your application in an alternative format, please email or call Heather Caplap at education@tarragontheatre.com |(416) 531-1827 ext 249

Application Deadline EXTENDED – May 1, 2024

All applicants will be contacted by mid-May.

Cost

Regular Rate – $225
Subsidized Rate- $75* (limited availability)

*If you are applying for the subsidized rate please note it in the subject line of your application email. You are welcome, but not required, to include a few sentences about why you would like to apply for the subsidized rate.

Dates and Times

Location:  Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave.

Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 3:30pm

Dates:

  • May 25
  • May 26

Instructor

Diane Flacks is an Emmy, Gemini and Dora nominated writer/performer. Tarragon audiences will have seen Diane in ‘Theory of Relatives’, ‘By a Thread’, ‘Gravity Calling’, ‘Waiting Room’, ‘Sibs’, ‘Care’, and numerous Spring Arts Fairs. Recently, Diane appeared in the Canadian premiere tour of the celebrated ‘Fall on Your Knees’ (Canadian Stage, NAC, Neptune, Grand); and PALS (WJT). She was the playwright and an actor in ‘Unholy’ (Nightwood), which was remounted three times, filmed for TV, published and Dora Nominated. Her four solo shows ‘Myth Me’, ‘By A Thread’, ‘Random Acts’ and ‘Bear With Me’ (adapted from her book, ‘Bear With Me’) have been remounted internationally. Diane was CBC radio’s longtime National parenting columnist, and a feature columnist for The Star and the Globe among others. Diane writes and produces TV, including on ‘Workin’ Moms’, ‘Baroness von Sketch Show’, and ‘Kids in the Hall’. She has two boys and does HIIT like a boss.

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