• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,860.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,600.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,300.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,000.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,800.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,650.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,500.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,345.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,210.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,210.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,210.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,210.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,100.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,022.50

Price includes program tuition, room, meals, and Hollyhock activities
(unless selecting commuter option and staying off campus). Excludes taxes and fees.

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on September 6
Ends with lunch on September 11

Click here for the full program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $545

Package Price: $1,100 - $1,860 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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Flying SOULO: Your Story on Stage

With Tracey Erin Smith

September 6 - 11, 2020

This program will either be moved to a virtual gathering, be rescheduled to another date in 2021, or cancelled. 

We are currently working out all the details. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you so much for your patience, support, and understanding.

Sign-up to be notified when we have more information confirmed. You may also find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Transform your life stories into a Solo Theater Show or a Keynote Talk. Using improvisation, writing exercises and one on one coaching with director Tracey Erin Smith, uncover the stories that need to be told and transform your truth into a powerful and entertaining show or talk.

Tracey provides a safe environment where you discover your own voice, what you want to say and how only you can say it. Bring to life the characters who’ve affected you on your journey and the characters that live inside you to create a show or talk that touches people’s hearts and funny bones. You are guided every step of the way from generating ideas, trying them out, polishing them until they shine and at the end of the week when you get to share your work-in-progress with the Hollyhock community.

“I came into the class feeling skeptical that my story wouldn’t be of any interest to anyone but myself. What I found was a wonderful group of people who validated my life’s narrative and helped me to give my story value through the creation of my 10 minute piece. This workshop is guided by a woman with enough wisdom, depth and personal experience to boundlessly lead all of us down the rabbit holes of our inner souls.” – Morgan Joy

In this short documentary, listen to Tracey speak on SOULO theatre’s origins and to past SOULO artists’ deep unveilings received from being a participant:


Tracey Erin Smith
Tracey Erin Smith is an international award-winning director, performer and instructor. She is the Founder of and Artistic Director of SOULO Theatre in Toronto, New York City and Totnes, England. She is a thought leader in using personal stories for transformation. Tracey directs and performs Off-Broadway and is host/creator of the popular Amazon Prime documentary series about her work; DRAG HEALS. She won Best of the Fringe (Toronto and NYC), Broadway World Award (NYC), Audience Choice Award (NYC), and has directed hundreds of solo shows that have been performed in festivals around the world. She also holds two certificates in Narrative…
Learn more about Tracey Erin Smith