2020/21 Season Information

Playwriting Program- Registration Closed

Brand new this season is our Playwriting Program. This program is open to youth ages 13-17, and will focus on the process of writing a play. Working with award winning Canadian playwright, Mieko Ouchi, participants will be guided through the playwriting process.

This program is separate from the Performance Program. Participants may be involved with the Performance Program, or may choose to only participate in the Playwriting Program. A $100.00 discount will be given to those that participate in both programs.


$450 for the season (September to May)

$100 Discount if participating in the performance program

Registration for this program is now closed.

2020/21 Season Overview

  • This is a process driven program

  • Meeting twice a month (no meetings in December) on Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00

  • Runs September to May

  • Participants will begin the process of writing a play through guided exercises, exploration, and workshops led by Canadian Playwright, Mieko Ouchi

  • Opportunities will be available to have plays work-shopped with professional and community actors

  • There may be a public reading of completed plays in May, 2021

About Mieko Ouchi

Mieko Ouchi works as an actor, writer, dramaturg and director. As a playwright, her plays The Red Priest (Eight Ways To Say Goodbye), The Blue Light, The Dada Play, Nisei Blue, I Am For You, Consent and The Silver Arrow have been finalists for the 4 Play Series at The Old Vic in London, the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award and the City of Edmonton Book Prize and been the recipient of the Carol Bolt Award, the Enbridge Award for Established Canadian Playwright and two Betty Awards.  Mieko also works as a director, both at Concrete Theatre where she is Artistic Director and in the freelance world. Coming up she will be directing Pia and Maria at Concrete, A Brimful of Asha for the Citadel and the premiere of Burning Mom, her own play, at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, all in 2021.

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