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Workshop 3: Text Analysis and Character Development

  • The Annex 523 South Street London, ON, N6B 1C4 Canada (map)

Sunday, February 10 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm OR
Tuesday, February 12 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Local playwright, poet and theatre artist Aimee Adler (Aerie Theatre Artistic Director, New Stage Cycle 3 Assistant Director) takes you through this workshop, focusing on developing your character with evidence that is supplied in the text itself. What does your script tell you? How can you search for and find clues in the text to make decisions about your character? What does it mean when an author uses a period instead of an exclamation point? How can different parts of speech inform your character choices?

All of this and more is covered in this workshop where you’ll work on selections from scripts, focusing on character work and development, and take home tools to do the same with all of your future roles.

 This New Stage Workshop Series is held at the London Community Players Annex Space at 523 South St. Each workshop begins promptly at its indicated start time. The building will be open a minimum of 30 minutes beforehand. Please take weather into account, and arrive with enough time to get settled before the beginning of the workshop itself.

You may wish to bring a pen and notebook, water, and a sweater if you're prone to getting chilly.

Not in New Stage, but interested in the workshop?

LCP Members can register for $25, and non-members for $50. Subsidies available upon request.

Workshops spaces are only available for purchase online on a first come-first served basis. If you do not have an existing customer profile, you will need to fill one out before making your workshop purchase, including an active email address. You will receive information and correspondence regarding the workshops via email.

If the workshop you wish to attend happens to sell out before you can register, don’t despair! In the event this happens we will create a waitlist. If you wish to be placed on a waitlist for sold out New Stage workshops, you will need to email program coordinator Kaitlyn Rietdyk here. We will not be accepting waitlist requests via phone or facebook messenger.

The New Stage Program and Workshop Series is made possible by a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

Later Event: February 10
Workshop 4: Line Memorization