A Launchpad for Young Creatives in East GTA

"East of Tarragon proudly presents Virtual Video Game Cafe!" on the screen of a clip art computer with a nature background

Tarragon Theatre has partnered with Scarborough Arts and high schools in the area for the last five years to offer creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough and Markham.

This year, with the generous support of TD Canada Trust, we were able to offer free text based video game workshops to four high schools and the Scarborough Arts community with facilitation by Chelsea Woolley and assistance from University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus students.


East of Tarragon proudly presents Virtual Video Game Cafe!

Explore the text-based video games created by participants in East of Tarragon’s 2021/22 program.

Hosted by facilitator and playwright, Chelsea Whooley!

Join members of the Scarborough Arts community and students from Albert Campbell Collegiate, Mary Ward CSS, Milliken Mills, R.H. King Academy, & University of Toronto Scarborough Campus to adventure through the imaginative landscapes of these easily playable games!

The Virtual Video Game Cafe will take place over Zoom on June 7th from 5-6pm.

During the Cafe we will be using share screen on Zoom and creating breakout rooms where participants will present their games and as a group you will move through each story.

Some of the games will be publicly available to play on the itch.io website. Use #tarragontwine to find the games made during East of Tarragon this year.

Please register for the event here:


We look forward to seeing you there!



If you have any questions about the program please don’t hesitate to contact Heather Caplap (Education and Community Engagement Manager) at education@tarragontheatre.com.