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Deadline: November 8th, 2019 @ 5:00pm

Are you a young playwright or theatre-maker in Toronto? Are you working on something new and looking for a place to develop it? Then submit to Tarragon Theatre's 2020 Young Playwrights Unit!

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:

• 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.
• Dramaturgical support will span the duration of the YPU (January-June 2020).
• Participants will be connected with various theatre professionals and Tarragon staff.
• Participants will be given FREE tickets to Tarragon shows.
• Each play may receive a workshop with a professional director.
• Each play may be read publicly at the conclusion of the Unit.

Submission Requirements:

• Applicants must be aged 22 or under as of December 2019.
• Applicants must be available to attend weekly writing sessions at Tarragon Theatre between January and May (Sunday mornings), and meet regular deadlines.
• Applicants must be prepared to do a substantial amount work between writing sessions.
• Reading casts will have a maximum of four actors. If your work has more than four characters, please outline doubling possibilities in your letter of intent.

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:
• Any questions may also be fielded at the above address.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th, 2019 @ 5:00pm

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