Public Performance for Writers Workshop - April 2024

Whether you are an experienced performer or spoken word artist, or just getting comfortable with presenting in public, this workshop can help you build your skills. Come learn from an experienced director, performer, facilitator and coach!


April 19 - 21, 2024


Tofino Arts Council


Kate Rubin


Tofino Community Hall
351 Arnet Rd, Tofino


Friday, April 19th

5:00-8:00 PM: Exploration, skill development, work on bringing writing to life.

Saturday, April 20th

5:00-8:00 PM: Building confidence in reading and performing work. Continued skill development with voice and movement.

Sunday, April 21st

1:30-4:30 PM: Warm up and rehearsal for public performance.

6:00-10:00 pm:  Public performance and feedback session.

The workshop will take place over 3 days, and culminate in a public performance on Day 3, where participants will showcase their new skills!

Using individual and group dramatic techniques, vocal and breath work, Kate will help participants learn how to relax on stage, explore creative ways to access flexibility in voice, body, and mind, build the confidence needed to present work to an audience, and develop trust in the creative process of performance development.


Kate Rubin is known for her extensive professional work in the Victoria arts community. She was Director of Kate Rubin Theatre Drama Studio for 25 years and has worked with theatres such as The Belfry Theatre, Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, and Story Theatre Company.


There are several bursaries available for participants needing financial assistance.

If you would like to be considered for one of these bursaries, please email with a short paragraph about why you would benefit from the workshop and financial support.

This workshop is made possible by the Clayoquot Writers Group, the Tofino Arts Council, the Poet Laureate Program as well as the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Course fee:

$275 - Early bird discount $225 if you pay by March 31.

How to register:

Register with the link below! 

Residents of Tofino, Ucluelet, and surrounding First Nations communities will have registration priority until March 24.

For further information or assistance in registering, contact Janice Lore at