Writing Home: finding story in bloodlines

Now accepting applications for our next training session with Tara Beagan

Dates: March 24 to 27, 2015
Time: 3PM to 6PM
Location: PWM
Free: $45 (Fee is not a barrier to anyone who might be interested/eligible)

Participants will mine their own blood history to find how personal and ancestral experiences are reflective of the bigger picture of which they are a part. It is an exploration of how the personal is political, and how the theatrical forum is ideal for this way of telling. The sessions will be framed by the facilitator’s belief that the work must have a vitality, a theatricality, and be of import. Art costs the creator while creating. The basis of this is finding the core of a story that is important to the writer/creator. Offering this personal historical story through theatre makes the presence of the creator and audience essential and powerful. This workshop is taking the initial steps to work towards truly theatrical scripts.

Application guidelines: Please send a cover letter describing your interest in the sessions, a biography and CV.
Applications should be sent to emma@playwrights.ca
Subject line: Exploring practice with Tara Beagan
Application deadline: March 13, 2015 at 5PM


Tara Beagan served as AD of Native Earth Performing Arts for 3 years. Prior to this, she was an actor, director, dramaturg, Community Liaison, Playwright-in-Residence, and an Artistic Associate for NEPA. As a playwright, she has been in residence at Cahoots Theatre and the National Arts Centre. Three of her twenty plays are published, and two have received Dora Award nominations, among them commissions from Theatrefront, KICK, mysterious entity, and Praxis. As an actor, Beagan has received Dora and Betty award nominations, and has appeared on CBC radio and TV. She has directed five productions and is co-founder/director with Andy Moro of ARTICLE 11. (article11.ca). 2014 saw the premiere of In Spirit through NEPA, a co-pro of Dreary and Izzy at Gateway, Persephone and SNTC (via partners WCT), and Signal Theatre’s Michael Greyeyes helmed A Soldier’s Tale.

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