Youth Playwrights Hub 2020

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Join the Scarborough Youth Playwrights Hub!

Have you always wanted to join a theatre group? Test out your writing skills? Try something exciting and new? Join the Youth Playwrights Hub!

The Youth Playwrights Hub is BACK! We, once again, are partnering with Tarragon Theatre to offer free play creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough! Sign up for nine free playwriting workshops hosted at Scarborough Arts from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday nights from January 9 – March 12th, 2020. 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! 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 to discuss the possibility of alternative forms of application.)


Deadline: ONGOING

Thursday nights January 9 – March 12, 2020

Bluffs Gallery at Scarborough Arts
1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3


More information? Contact Danielle Bourgon, Education and Community Engagement Manager, Tarragon Theatre


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.

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