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January 5, 2022

Young Playwrights Unit

The Young Playwrights Unit (YPU) is a paid training experience for young artists (aged 16-29) who are curious and passionate about playwriting. This program offers a group of dedicated young creators a rigorous and supportive context in which to develop some of their first works. 

We are particularly encouraging people who come from Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color experiences, 2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender and other gender and sexuality diversity experiences (2SLGBTQIA+), d/Deaf, Mad, Disabled, and Neurodivergent experiences, and people of working class, poor, and overexploited communities to apply.

The program coordinator and facilitator, Makram Ayache, is an experienced anti-oppression and equity educator and his practise of theatre creation and education is actively in line with these values. We are committed to cultivating a brave space where we minimize the harms we see in the world in order to achieve success, joy, and excellence in our participants!

Applicants must be aged 16-29 as of January 1, 2022.

Deadline: January 5, 2022 at midnight


If you have any questions about the Young Playwrights Unit, please don’t hesitate to contact the Education and Community Engagement Manager at education@tarragontheatre.com.