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June 15, 2020

The Young Ruffian Apprenticeship Program

Hosted by Shakespeare in the Ruff

Applications close June 15th, 2019!

The Young Ruffians Apprenticeship Program is going digital. We are committed to inclusive, professional, PAID training for youth aged 16-24 interested in theatre and playwriting. This year, we are offering an 8-week online playwriting program!

The program includes:

  • Weekly workshops for 8 weeks in playwriting and theatre training
  • Personalized mentorship in small and focused group.
  • Masterclass workshops on character building, scene writing, outlining, dialogue, and more.
  • Using Shakespeare to learn, disrupt, or challenge theatre practises today.
  • The opportunity to write a fully formed first draft of your new play!

More information and how to apply


  • Shakespeare in the Ruff

    Toronto, ON M6J 3M9, Canada

    We get it. Shakespeare can be boring. We’re here to change that.

    We strive towards the seamless integration of Outdoor Theatre, Education, and Community Building. Underpinning all of our work is the core value of Accessibility.

    Using Shakespeare as a foundation, we re-interpret, re-write, and re-new these stories for a contemporary audience. We push the boundaries of what is possible in outdoor theatre.