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.  A week-long intensive during the March Break will culminate in a staged reading with professional actors here at Tarragon:

Thursday, March 16 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm in the Workspace

The Fictional Reality of Lennox Tate
Written by Sara Durante
Directed by Marcia Johnston
Featuring Cate D’Angelo, Victor Pokinko

Sunset Constellations
Written by Ruby Urlocker
Directed by Esther Jun
Featuring Amanda Zhou, Ngabo Nabea

Chance Encounters
Written by Tyisha Murphy
Directed by Marcia Johnston
Featuring Cate D’Angelo, Amanda Zhou, Ngabo Nabea, Victor Pokinko

Friday, March 17 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm in the Workspace

Escaping Reverie (working title)
Written by Sarah Hilton
Directed by Esther Jun
Featuring Kaleigh Gorka, Ash Knight

Fighting Silence
Written by Jenn Boulay
Directed by Marcia Johnston
Featuring Mandy E. MacLean, Ash Knight, Kaleigh Gorka

The Young Playwright’s Unit is generously supported by

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 For more information on other Youth Programs at Tarragon please visit Youth Programming!

CONNECTING TO YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS IN THE SUBURBS

The Young Playwrights Unit has been drawn from Studentwrights, the annual play festival of student-written work in Mississauga. The season we will also draw playwrights  from the Tarragon Youth Playwriting Hub at Scarborough Arts.

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The 2017 Young Playwright’s Unit: 

Pictured here are playwrights Tyisha Murphy, Sarah Hilton, Ruby Urlocker & head instructor Caitie Graham. Missing in action are Sara Durante & Jenn Boulay.

Young Playwrights: Tyisha Murphy, Sarah Hilton, Ruby Urlocker (pictured above with Caitie Graham), Sara Durante & Jenn Boulay

Instructors/Directors: Caitie Graham, Paula Wing, Marcia Johnson, Esther Jun

The 2016 Young Playwright’s Unit: 

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Young Playwrights: Sam Beland, Zavian Buchanan, Julie Pham

Instructors/Directors: Anne Wessels, Caitie Graham, Marcia Johnson, Andrea Donaldson, Paula Wing

The 2015 Young Playwright’s Unit:

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Young Playwrights: Raluca Petria, Jonathan Martins, Nam Nguyen, Courtney Buxey-Hill, Chrstian Lischak

Supported by Tarragon Playwrights-in-Residence: Maria Milisavljevic, Jordan Tannahill, Anna Chatterton, David Yee

Instructors/Directors: Anne Wessels, Caitie Graham, Rashida Shaw, Marcia Johnson, Andrea Donaldson, Paula Wing

The  2014 Young Playwrights Unit:

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Julie Zenderoudi, Theo Gallaro, and  Erum Khan