2021/22 Season Information
Playwriting Program

Registration for our 2022/23 programming will open May 18, 2022

Back again is our Playwriting Program. This program is open to youth ages 13-17, and will focus on the process of writing a play. 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.


Fees: $400.00

$50.00 discount if participating in our Performance/Technical Program

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2021/22 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, lead by our professional playwriting mentor

  • Once complete, playwrights will then work with a professional dramaturg to further develop their scripts

  • 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, 2022

Kodie Rollan
Playwriting Mentor


Kodie Rollan is Philippine-born, Scarborough-raised, Calgary-based playwright, dramaturg, actor, and producer. Kodie is passionate about telling stories that examine the socio-political environment of our world and is also rooted in the various communities he serves. His writing credits include: The Watchdog Society (Chromatic Theatre IBPOC Playwright’s Unit & 2020 Tales from the Flipside Festival - Carlos Bulosan Theatre)  Lola, Nanay, Anak (exp(LORE) audio series with Jupiter Theatre) , Funny Man (2018 IGNITE! Festival for Emerging Artists), Handle with Care (2017 Kingston Juvenis Festival). He is currently the Artistic Associate of Chromatic Theatre and is the current dramaturg for their IBPOC Playwright’s Unit.


Jenna Rodgers

Jenna is a mixed-race Director and Dramaturg based on Treaty 7 Territory. She is the founding Artistic Director of Chromatic Theatre – a company dedicated to producing and developing work by and for artists of colour. Jenna is also the Dramaturg for the Playwrights Lab at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. A passionate arts equity advocate, she is a graduate of the NTS Artistic Leadership Residency, the Banff Centre’s Cultural Leadership program, and the artEquity National Facilitator Training cohort. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Gina’s Prize and is a recipient of a 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Emerging Artists. She holds an MA in International Performance Research from the universities of Amsterdam and Tampere. 


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