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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tarragon Theatre Young Playwrights Unit

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The Young Playwrights Unit (YPU) is a FREE training experience for young people who are curious and passionate about play-making. We take a page from our professional play development programs to offer a group of dedicated young creators a rigorous context in which to develop some of their first works.

What the YPU Offers:

Weekly writing sessions, with instructors Paula Wing and Caitie Graham, will provide an opportunity for guided material generation and revision through creation, discussion and critique.
  • Exercises and assignments will be tailored to the specific needs and interests of each participant.
  • A strong dramaturgical relationship will be established between playwrights and instructors for the duration of the YPU (January-June 2018)
  • Participants will be connected with various theatre professionals, such as Tarragon playwrights-in-residence, and indie theatre playwrights/producers.
  • Participants will be given FREE tickets to Tarragon shows
  • Each play will receive a workshop with a professional director.
  • Each play will be read publicly at the conclusion of the Unit

Submission Requirements:
  • Applicants must be aged 22 or under as of December 2017
  • Applicants must be available to attend weekly writing sessions at Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) between January and May (Sunday mornings)
  • Applicants must be prepared to do a substantial amount work between writing sessions, in order to meet regular deadlines.

 What to Submit:


  • A letter of intent (max 1pg single-spaced), outlining the play you intend to develop with the YPU. Include a brief synopsis of the piece, a description of where you think you’re at with it, and an overview of what you’d like to explore in the Unit.
  • A writing sample (max 10pgs double-spaced), either from the play you intend to develop with the YPU, or from a previous work.

Please submit via email to: caitie@tarragontheatre.com

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17th, 2017 @ 5:00pm