Workshop: Solo Performance Creation with Heidi Taylor

Heidi Taylor

Finding what you know already

This 7-evening workshop offers a container for creative discovery. Using improvisation (for movement, writing, or aural/oral creation), emergent structures, and self-dramaturgy, participants will discover a performance seed that is all their own. There will be about an hour of prep work to do before the workshop. There is no additional work required outside the workshop hours.

This workshop will be offered online, with 1-2 hours each of local studio access for those who want it, subject to public health regulations. The workshop will not be recorded or offered asynchronously. ASL interpretation will be provided by request. There is no public showing, though participants will be expected to share their work with the workshop facilitator and each other.

  • You must be willing to perform your own work in this context, though you may not plan to be the final performer of the work.
  • Participants will be offered a Community Agreement to co-create the working space.
  • Participants will gain most out of the workshop if they arrive with some content they are passionate about exploring. This may be in the form of text, image, spoken word, or movement.
  • We are not equipped to provide trauma care within the context of the digital workshop. Please let us know if you would like a reference to a counsellor if this creates access for your work.
  • Participants will require stable internet connection and a workspace in which they can sit and stand. Please let us know if this is a barrier and we will do our best to assist


July 20-26, 6-9 pm PDT
10 participants maximum
Location: online and at PL 1422
Access information for PL 1422

To register:

Cost: pay what you will (value $200, fee waived no questions asked)
Membership is free with registration.

Heidi Taylor is a dramaturg, director and performer, and Artistic & Executive Director at PTC, based on the traditional unceded, occupied territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She makes sited, devised, and interdisciplinary work, developing performances from first idea through production. She recently dramaturged the world premieres of Carmen Aguirre’s Anywhere But Here, Tetsuro Shigetmatsu’s Kuroko, Chicken Girl by Derek Chan, and Public and Private by Ziyian Kwan. She is currently dramaturg for Zahida Rahemtulla’s The Wrong Bashir, Amber Funk Barton’s How to Say Goodbye, and Mermaid Spring, created by Barbara Adler and Kyla Gardiner, for which she is learning to crochet. Heidi served as Board Treasurer of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and was the founding president of LMDA Canada. She was a co-founder and co-artistic director of Proximity Lab/Arts from 2003-2016.

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