Developing a Creative Practice
with TJ Dawe
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10 AM – 6 PM
PCL Studio Theatre | ATB Financial Arts Barns
Presented by: TJ Dawe & Lindsay Robertson
This workshop will help participants understand their inner processes regarding creativity and to come up with a personal creative practice that is realistic and actionable. Arts institutions are hubs for communities of people who are interested in creativity and have some experience creating art as a child, student, or as an adult.
People recognize that art is valuable and have a desire to realize an artistic project of their own; however, find reasons not to. These reasons seem reasonable, and we believe them, but when examined they actually aren’t as solid as they initially appear.
The presenters will help participants navigate these reasons and unrecognized strengths as they guide them through an exploration of the Three Instincts: Survival, Procreation, and Worship – the basic human impulses we all have and relate to in different ways. At the end of the workshop participants will see their motivations in a new framework and create a plan to suit their strengths.
The workshop involves group work and partnered exercises. It does not involve the actual creation of art. No experience in any artistic discipline is required.
TJ’s newest monologue, Marathon, is about having been a poor long distance runner in high school, and about an aspect of the personality type system; The Enneagram.
TJ Dawe is a writer, performer and director of new theatre, whose award-winning monologues have been presented at more than one hundred theatre festivals around the world. He has led workshops on storytelling and on developing original theatre, and will soon teach a course on solo shows at Langara College in Vancouver.
ENROLLMENT FEE: $100 +GST (includes 1 ticket to the performance of Marathon on either April 17, 2015 or April 18, 2015.) Limited Capacity.