Call for Submissions for 2020 Scarborough Youth Playwrights Hub

Tarragon Theatre has partnered with Scarborough Arts for the last four years to offer free play creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough. This year we are once again offering a series of nine free playwriting workshops at Scarborough Arts from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday nights from January 9 – March 12th, 2019. This program is open to any and all youth currently attending high school in Scarborough.

Each participant will work toward developing their own short play that will be shared with the public this spring at a performance at Scarborough Arts. These sessions will be co-facilitated by Caitie Graham and Charles Marco Diokno Manzo.

To be a part of this FREE writing hub all we ask is for you to fill out this quick Google Form, including a short writing submission. (If the nature of this application process is a barrier to applying, please contact education@tarragontheatre.com to discuss the possibility of alternative forms of application.)

Applications due: December 3rd, 2019

If you have any questions about the Scarborough Project please don’t hesitate to contact Danielle Bourgon (Education and Community Engagement Manager) at education@tarragontheatre.com.

Facilitator Bios 

Caitie Graham is a playwright, dramaturg, and arts educator in Toronto. She is currently Co-Director of the Young Playwrights Unit at Tarragon Theatre, where her first play was developed in 2013, and where she continues to support and mentor young artists. Select writing credits include Paradise Comics (originally presented as part of the 2014 New Voices Festival, then remounted in 2016 for Filament Incubator’s inaugural season); pose ball (Alumnae Theatre’s 2016 New Ideas Festival, and Tarragon Theatre’s Live Wires Series 2016); and GASH (Alumnae Theatre’s 2017 Fireworks Festival). She is a running-up recipient of the 2018 Ellen Ross Stuart Award. She is currently adapting her play GASH for a young audience, and was presented at the 2019 Ergo Pink Festival.

Charles Marco Diokno Manzo is a graduate from the Devised Theatre Program at York University and is currently pursuing his second degree in Education. Charles has spent his formative years of his life in Scarborough as a new comer to Canada, which helped shape his perspective of social inequalities in the GTA. Charles advocates for the priority of student needs based learning with the focus on cultivating artistry through writing. Student voice, achievement and creating welcoming environment for young artists is a crucial component for projects like these. His past Theatre endeavours include working for companies such as Canadian Stage, Tarragon, Little Black Afro Production’s and many more. Charles is excited and genuinely honoured to partake on this creative journey alongside with Scarborough’s new and upcoming artists.

When we write, we trust our paper, in which we give it permission to hold the ink of our memories in hopes that we may never forget them.

Tarragon Scarborough Arts Free Playwriting Workshops for Youth January 2019

 Tarragon Theatre has partnered with Scarborough Arts for the last four years to offer free play creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough. This year we are offering a series of 9 playwriting workshops at Scarborough Arts from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday nights from January 9 – March 7th, 2019.

Each participant will work toward developing their own short play that will be produced by Scarborough secondary schools in May. Plays will be directed by UTSC theatre students, and presented at the Leigha Lee Browne Theatre.

These workshops will be led by playwright Caitie Graham. Caitie is co-director of the Young Playwrights Unit here at Tarragon and is a playwright, dramaturg and arts educator with a BFA in Performance: Acting from Ryerson. She’s had work produced by Filament Incubator (Paradise Comics, 2016), and Alumnae Theatre (GASH, 2017). Her newest play was shortlisted for the 2018 Ellen Ross Stuart “Opening Doors” Award.

To apply for this program please complete the application form and submit by December 21st.

Name:

Age:

Contact information (address, phone number and email):

A brief summary of your reasons for wanting to take these workshops outlining what you would like to learn:

 

 

Tell us a little bit about your experience with creating writing. Have you written scripts or plays in the past?

 

Please attach a sample of your writing.

Please send your application to anne@tarragontheatre.com

Scarborough Project 2017/18

50+ theatre students will collectively create, produce and perform a live, site-specific, public theatre event in various locations on Kingston Road as part of Arts on the Road on May 12, 2018. Made possible through the collaboration between Tarragon, RH King Academy, Agincourt Collegiate, Scarborough Arts Council, and University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

In the fall and spring, Scarborough youth interested in playwrighting will take part in workshops held at Scarborough Arts. The work created through these classes, led by Tarragon artists, will be produced and performed by the participating schools under the direction of students from University of Toronto Scarborough.

Come and join us!


Scarborough Project 2016/17

To Celebrate Tarragon’s 45th Anniversary, plays from the early days of the theatre were reimagined and restaged by youth in the context of contemporary Scarborough. The Scarborough Project is a collaborative effort between Tarragon, Scarborough Arts, Scarborough Schools, and The University of Toronto Scarborough, to engage both the community and youth, through theatre.

An early Tarragon script, The Donnellys by James Reaney became new in the hands of Scarborough youth. On a blustery and cold afternoon on May, in a Scarborough lakeside park, a group of over 50 youth performed #TheDonnellyProject for an audience of over 200 people.

This project  explored this Tarragon script in the dynamic context of suburban Toronto. Kat Sandler adapted The Donnellys for two secondary schools and students from University of Toronto Scarborough to rehearse and perform. Kat visited the schools, rehearsed with the students and directed the overall production. Tarragon’s Communications Director, Lauren Vandervoort, visited the R. H. King Arts Management class to support their efforts to publicize the play.

Ellen Jaffe’s review in the Ontario Arts Review captured the spirit of the piece and the intentions of this collaborative project: Ontario Arts Review

Scarborough Project Inaugural Year 2016: #TheDonnellyProject

An adaptation of James Reaney’s “The Donnelly’s Part 1: Sticks and Stones” which debuted at Tarragon in 1973

Adapted by Dora Award Winner: Kat Sandler
Produced by: Tarragon and Scarborough Arts
Agincourt C.I. Directed by: Gregory Hertel
R. H. King Academy Directed by: Catherine Thornton
University of Toronto Scarborough Directed by: Zach McKendrick
R. H. King Academy Art’s Management Team Led by: Alice Walter

Performed and Associate Produced by the Students of: R.H. King, Agincourt C.I., and Students of The University of Toronto: Scarborough.

Cast

The Cast of The Donnelly Project

 

For more information on Youth Programs at Tarragon please contact, Anne Wessels at anne@tarragontheatre.com or visit our Youth Programing page!


The Scarborough Project is generously supported by

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Tarragon Scarborough Arts Free Playwriting Workshops for Youth January 2019

 Tarragon Theatre has partnered with Scarborough Arts for the last four years to offer free play creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough. This year we are offering a series of 9 playwriting workshops at Scarborough Arts from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday nights from January 9 – March 7th, 2019.

Each participant will work toward developing their own short play that will be produced by Scarborough secondary schools in May. Plays will be directed by UTSC theatre students, and presented at the Leigha Lee Browne Theatre.

These workshops will be led by playwright Caitie Graham. Caitie is co-director of the Young Playwrights Unit here at Tarragon and is a playwright, dramaturg and arts educator with a BFA in Performance: Acting from Ryerson. She’s had work produced by Filament Incubator (Paradise Comics, 2016), and Alumnae Theatre (GASH, 2017). Her newest play was shortlisted for the 2018 Ellen Ross Stuart “Opening Doors” Award.

To apply for this program please complete the application form and submit by December 21st.

Name:

Age:

Contact information (address, phone number and email):

A brief summary of your reasons for wanting to take these workshops outlining what you would like to learn:

 

 

Tell us a little bit about your experience with creating writing. Have you written scripts or plays in the past?

 

Please attach a sample of your writing.

Please send your application to anne@tarragontheatre.com

Scarborough Project 2017/18

50+ theatre students will collectively create, produce and perform a live, site-specific, public theatre event in various locations on Kingston Road as part of Arts on the Road on May 12, 2018. Made possible through the collaboration between Tarragon, RH King Academy, Agincourt Collegiate, Scarborough Arts Council, and University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

In the fall and spring, Scarborough youth interested in playwrighting will take part in workshops held at Scarborough Arts. The work created through these classes, led by Tarragon artists, will be produced and performed by the participating schools under the direction of students from University of Toronto Scarborough.

Come and join us!


Scarborough Project 2016/17

To Celebrate Tarragon’s 45th Anniversary, plays from the early days of the theatre were reimagined and restaged by youth in the context of contemporary Scarborough. The Scarborough Project is a collaborative effort between Tarragon, Scarborough Arts, Scarborough Schools, and The University of Toronto Scarborough, to engage both the community and youth, through theatre.

An early Tarragon script, The Donnellys by James Reaney became new in the hands of Scarborough youth. On a blustery and cold afternoon on May, in a Scarborough lakeside park, a group of over 50 youth performed #TheDonnellyProject for an audience of over 200 people.

This project  explored this Tarragon script in the dynamic context of suburban Toronto. Kat Sandler adapted The Donnellys for two secondary schools and students from University of Toronto Scarborough to rehearse and perform. Kat visited the schools, rehearsed with the students and directed the overall production. Tarragon’s Communications Director, Lauren Vandervoort, visited the R. H. King Arts Management class to support their efforts to publicize the play.

Ellen Jaffe’s review in the Ontario Arts Review captured the spirit of the piece and the intentions of this collaborative project: Ontario Arts Review

Scarborough Project Inaugural Year 2016: #TheDonnellyProject

An adaptation of James Reaney’s “The Donnelly’s Part 1: Sticks and Stones” which debuted at Tarragon in 1973

Adapted by Dora Award Winner: Kat Sandler
Produced by: Tarragon and Scarborough Arts
Agincourt C.I. Directed by: Gregory Hertel
R. H. King Academy Directed by: Catherine Thornton
University of Toronto Scarborough Directed by: Zach McKendrick
R. H. King Academy Art’s Management Team Led by: Alice Walter

Performed and Associate Produced by the Students of: R.H. King, Agincourt C.I., and Students of The University of Toronto: Scarborough.

Cast

The Cast of The Donnelly Project

 

For more information on Youth Programs at Tarragon please contact, Anne Wessels at anne@tarragontheatre.com or visit our Youth Programing page!


The Scarborough Project is generously supported by

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Scarborough Project 2017/18

50+ theatre students will collectively create, produce and perform a live, site-specific, public theatre event in various locations on Kingston Road as part of Arts on the Road on May 12, 2018. Made possible through the collaboration between Tarragon, RH King Academy, Agincourt Collegiate, Scarborough Arts Council, and University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

In the fall and spring, Scarborough youth interested in playwrighting will take part in workshops held at Scarborough Arts. The work created through these classes, led by Tarragon artists, will be produced and performed by the participating schools under the direction of students from University of Toronto Scarborough.

Come and join us!


Scarborough Project 2016/17

To Celebrate Tarragon’s 45th Anniversary, plays from the early days of the theatre were reimagined and restaged by youth in the context of contemporary Scarborough. The Scarborough Project is a collaborative effort between Tarragon, Scarborough Arts, Scarborough Schools, and The University of Toronto Scarborough, to engage both the community and youth, through theatre.

An early Tarragon script, The Donnellys by James Reaney became new in the hands of Scarborough youth. On a blustery and cold afternoon on May, in a Scarborough lakeside park, a group of over 50 youth performed #TheDonnellyProject for an audience of over 200 people.

This project  explored this Tarragon script in the dynamic context of suburban Toronto. Kat Sandler adapted The Donnellys for two secondary schools and students from University of Toronto Scarborough to rehearse and perform. Kat visited the schools, rehearsed with the students and directed the overall production. Tarragon’s Communications Director, Lauren Vandervoort, visited the R. H. King Arts Management class to support their efforts to publicize the play.

Ellen Jaffe’s review in the Ontario Arts Review captured the spirit of the piece and the intentions of this collaborative project: Ontario Arts Review

Scarborough Project Inaugural Year 2016: #TheDonnellyProject

An adaptation of James Reaney’s “The Donnelly’s Part 1: Sticks and Stones” which debuted at Tarragon in 1973

Adapted by Dora Award Winner: Kat Sandler
Produced by: Tarragon and Scarborough Arts
Agincourt C.I. Directed by: Gregory Hertel
R. H. King Academy Directed by: Catherine Thornton
University of Toronto Scarborough Directed by: Zach McKendrick
R. H. King Academy Art’s Management Team Led by: Alice Walter

Performed and Associate Produced by the Students of: R.H. King, Agincourt C.I., and Students of The University of Toronto: Scarborough.

Cast

The Cast of The Donnelly Project

 

For more information on Youth Programs at Tarragon please contact, Anne Wessels at anne@tarragontheatre.com or visit our Youth Programing page!


The Scarborough Project is generously supported by

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