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Young Playwrights Unit

For Dedicated Young Creators

The Young Playwrights Units (YPUs) are a paid training experience for young artists (aged 18-28) who are curious and passionate about playwriting.

 

WELCOME to our 2024 YPU cohorts!

Local Young Playwrights Unit

Stephanie Fung

Stephanie Fung (they/she) is an interdisciplinary performance artist from Toronto who is fascinated by the concept of convention and how we contest culture. A performer, writer, director, producer, educator and theatre critic—they are particularly influenced by artistry that is indulgent, subversive and counter-cultural.

Stephanie was recently awarded the Nathan Cohen Awards for Outstanding Emerging Critic. They are also a facilitator for the Toronto Fringe’s New Young Reviewers program and recently participated in Canada’s first IBPOC Critics Lab with Intermission Magazine and Stratford Festival. Their publications can be found in the Canadian Theatre Review, Generator TO, Kingston Theatre Alliance, and Intermission Magazine.

Initially developed through Nightwood Theatre’s Write From The Hip, Stephanie is working towards a final draft of their play ‘As a former fat kid’ with the support of Studio 180, Buddies in Bad Times, and now Tarragon Theatre. Learn more at http://www.stephaniefung.ca.

Shaharah Gaznabbi

Shaharah Gaznabbi (they/them) is a Guyanese-Canadian ACTRA actor, writer, and comedian. They are pursuing a BFA in Playwriting & Devised Theatre in York University’s Theatre program. Shaharah is part of this year’s cohort for Nightwood Theatre’s Innovators Program, and graduated from Second City Training Centre’s Conservatory Program. Shaharah recently finished a full run of their solo-show “What Can Indian Look Like? Can It Look Caribbean?” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and received The Neurodiverse Review’s Birds of Paradise Theatre Emerging Artist Award. They have also made their television debut playing the character of Noor in season 3 of CBC’s Run the Burbs!

Instagram – @huckkingfilarious

Twitter – @TheHarzGaz

Antong Xu

Antong Xu (he/him) is a settler, born and raised in Qinhuangdao, China, now based in Tkaronto. Sometimes he performs, sometimes he writes. He is currently working on his first full-length English-language play, while also procrastinating on several other projects that may never be completed. Though he is still trying.

National Young Playwrights Unit

Preye Godwin

Preye Godwin is a 20 year old Nigerian multidisciplinary artist currently studying Theatre & Film and English & Cultural Studies at McMaster University. They go by all pronouns and identify as agender. Preye is interested in all forms of arts including creative writing, drawing, theatre and film. They have performed in plays at Theatre Aquarius for the Brave New Works festival, the Hamilton Fringe, the Frostbites Festival, and acted in McMaster’s 2022 major fall production “Force of Habit.” In their writing, they like to focus on themes of mental health, generational trauma, spirituality and identity in the context of queerness and religion. Preye is excited to be a part of this year’s National Young Playwrights Unit and hopes to learn all there is about scripting performances alongside other young aspiring playwrights.

Diana Maratas

Diana Maratas is a performing artist and emerging playwright local to Vancouver, BC. An alumna of Arts Umbrella’s Theatre Conservatory and Pre-professional Theatre Program, as well as the Young People’s Opera Society of BC and Blood Orange Productions Film Actor’s Clinic, Diana has shown her passion and devotion to the performing arts; and with almost 10 years of vocal training and experience, Diana is an embodied and skillful vocalist. She has had the pleasure of working with theatre companies such as Kabayan House Collective, Painted Fern Productions, Fabulist Theatre and to study playwriting at the largest theatre company in Western Canada; The Arts Club.

Most recently, Diana’s debut play BLOODWORK had its world premiere at Or Festival 2024. To learn more about Diana visit sites.google.com/view/dianamaratas/home

Alice Wu

Alice Shuang Wu (she/her) is a writer and actor based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang (Montreal). Fluent in French, Spanish, and Mandarin, she continually strives to expand her empathy and cultural understanding. Her play-in-progress, Countercurrents, follows an ambitious journalist whose new roommate—her divorced mother—falls prey to a dangerous conspiracy theory. An early draft won McGill’s Lionel Shapiro Award for Creative Writing. You can catch Alice behind-the-scenes at the Montreal Fringe Festival this year as the co-producer of Pindorama!

Meet the facilitators

Nathaniel Hanula-James

Local YPU Facilitator

Nathaniel Hanula-James (he/him) collaborates on theatre performances as a dramaturg, actor, writer and administrator. Born and raised in Vancouver (the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations), he now makes his home in Toronto/Tkaronto. Nathaniel was Associate Dramaturg at Nightswimming, where he assisted in the nurturing of new work. As an actor, performance credits include Iphigenia and the Furies (Theatre Passe Muraille), Towards Rebirth (Shakespeare in the Ruff), and Tiny Treasures (Manitoba Theatre for Young People). Creation projects include: Untitled Flamingo Play, a solo show about a queer child in search of a role model, which Talk is Free Theatre premiered in 2022; Flux in the City, a collaboration with Wesley Lincoln Reibeling about the future of Canadian cities; and a new play about a queer marriage of convenience in 1950s Toronto. Nathaniel is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Acting), McGill University (BA Drama & Theatre), and Humber College (Arts Administration). He is an alumni of Teesri Duniya’s Fireworks Playwriting Program and the Paprika Festival’s Creative Producers and Administrators program.

Paula Wing

National YPU Facilitator

Paula Wing is a playwright, translator, dramaturge, and teacher. She is currently at work on two original plays. Roadkill is a play for teen audiences about the after-effects of an act of violence. It is in development at Roseneath Theatre in Toronto. Vox Lumina, (in partnership with director/dramaturge Peter Hinton) focuses on medieval mystic Hildegard of Bingen in the final year of her remarkable life and features some of her original music. Paula is currently a story consultant for the Calgary Stampede Museum and she writes the program notes of all of the productions at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto. She teaches youth in schools across the province with the Gryffon Trio’s Listen Up program and with Kick Start Arts in Toronto as well as designing and delivering youth programming for Soulpepper, Tarragon and Young Peoples Theatres. She is a Sessional Professor at the University of Windsor and the University of Waterloo. For over ten years, she has been the creative writing instructor at the Native Men’s Residence in Toronto.

Jonnie Lombard

Assistant Dramaturg

Jonnie (they/them) is a creator, performer, and half-decent baker stumbling through the side-quests of sentience. Their work looks for the ‘extra’ in the ordinary, the camp and melodrama in our everyday comings and goings, and the liberating silliness of a live performance space. They are so excited to be back with the YPU this year, continuing to develop their perspectives on playwriting and dramaturgy while supporting a whole new group of emerging creators through the journey of a story.

Meet our sponsors

Tarragon Theatre and our community partners believe in amplifying new voices, and fostering a creative community that reflects and includes artists of all ages and backgrounds.

Thank you to TD Canada Trust for supporting Tarragon’s Education Pillar.

Thank you the Metcalf Foundation for their support of our National Young Playwrights Unit.

Past Young Playwrights

Local Unit

Oprah Lemorin

Oprah Lemorin is an emerging performer, playwright, and director who recently moved to Toronto for new career opportunities. She’s really keen on introducing her talents as a multidisciplinary artist to Toronto’s theatre community. Her style of writing is absurd, witty, blunt, unexpected, and imaginative. She’s excited to take part in Tarragon’s local YPU program and looks forward to developing her writing skills, and exploring and broadening her voice as a playwright.

Jonnie Lombard

Jonnie (they/them) is a creator, performer, and decent baker based in Tkaronto. Their work seeks to find the ‘extra’ in the ordinary, the camp and the melodrama found in our everyday comings and goings, and the liberating silliness of a live performance space. They are so excited to be a part of the YPU this year, evolving their perspectives on playwriting, and exploring stories of queer self discovery for the legends that they are.

Donovan Hayden

Donovan Hayden is a Black Canadian theatre creator, activist, and political organizer that tells stories intended to engage, challenge, and activate audiences. He strives to tell stories that center the dynamic lives of Black people and their everyday resistance. Calling both Pittsburgh and Toronto home, he is currently based in Toronto and an organizer at Progress Toronto. His goal is to blend activism and Blackness with theatre to create radical art that leads to liberation for all.

National Unit

Kelsi James

Kelsi James (she/her) is a queer and asexual theatre creator, working alternately as a creator, producer and performer. Kelsi has a degree in Musical Theatre Performance (Sheridan) and a certificate in ASL & Deaf Studies (VCC). The questions that compel Kelsi as a creator are: how do I blend theatre with community gathering? How do I build accessibility and care into the bones of my work? How do I honour the queer ancestors, and how can I empower the next gen queers?

James B. Elloso

James B. Elloso (he/him) is an emerging writer and director based in St. John’s, Ktaqmkuk, or colonially known as Newfoundland. He received his diploma in stage and screen techniques from Memorial University in the spring of 2022. During the summer, he wrote his first short play, “Buried Treasure,” which premiered at the St. John’s Short Play Festival in the fall. This winter, he is continuing work on the script to turn it into a full-length play titled Children of Tomorrow.

Elizabeth Rodenburg

Elizabeth Rodenburg (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, actor, and writer from Guelph, Ontario. Elizabeth is a recent graduate of the University of Windsor’s BFA in Acting program where they had the pleasure of creating and performing their first complete original work entitled Shapeshifter. She is particularly interested in devising work that explores themes of community, belonging, and identity in a way that is accessible and enjoyable for both artist and audience.

Program Leads

National virtual YPU

Paula Wing

Paula Wing is a playwright, translator, dramaturge, and teacher. She is currently at work on two original plays: Vox Lumina, in partnership with director/dramaturge Peter Hinton, is inspired by a real incident, and focuses on medieval mystic nun Hildegard of Bingen in the final year of her remarkable life.

Paula Wing is a playwright, translator, dramaturge, and teacher. She is currently at work on two original plays: Vox Lumina, in partnership with director/dramaturge Peter Hinton, is inspired by a real incident, and focuses on medieval mystic nun Hildegard of Bingen in the final year of her remarkable life. The Cabin, generously supported by Thousand Islands Playhouse, is about land and cottages. Paula is the librettist of Arriving at the Fire (composer: Kelly-Marie Murphy), in development at Calgary Opera, after a month-long workshop in February 2021. Paula teaches youth across the province with the Gryffon Trio’s Listen Up program, with Kick Start Arts in Toronto, and with TDSBCreates through the Toronto School Board, as well as in youth programs with Soulpepper and Young Peoples Theatres. She facilitated the Young Playwrights Unit and seasonal Playwriting Classes for more than 10 years at the Tarragon. Paula is a Sessional Professor at the University of Windsor. For the past ten years she has been the creative writing instructor at the Native Men’s Residence in Toronto.
Local in-person YPU

Nathaniel Hanula-James

Nathaniel Hanula-James (he/him) collaborates on theatre performances as a dramaturg, actor, writer and administrator. Born and raised in Vancouver (the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations), he now makes his home in Toronto/Tkaronto.

Nathaniel Hanula-James (he/him) collaborates on theatre performances as a dramaturg, actor, writer and administrator. Born and raised in Vancouver (the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations), he now makes his home in Toronto/Tkaronto. Nathaniel is Associate Dramaturg at Nightswimming, where he assists in the nurturing of new work. As an actor, performance credits include Iphigenia and the Furies (Theatre Passe Muraille), Towards Rebirth (Shakespeare in the Ruff), and Tiny Treasures (Manitoba Theatre for Young People). Creation projects include: Untitled Flamingo Play, a solo show about a queer child in search of a role model, which Talk is Free Theatre premiered in 2022; Flux in the City, a collaboration with Wesley Lincoln Reibeling about the future of Canadian cities; and a new play about a queer marriage of convenience in 1950s Toronto. Nathaniel is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Acting), McGill University (BA Drama & Theatre), and Humber College (Arts Administration). He is an alumni of Teesri Duniya’s Fireworks Playwriting Program and the Paprika Festival’s Creative Producers and Administrators program.
YPU Assistant Dramaturg

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller is a queer dramaturg from Whitehorse, Yukon, in their fourth and final year at York University studying Theatre Performance Creation, specializing in Dramaturgy.

Sarah Miller is a queer dramaturg from Whitehorse, Yukon, in their fourth and final year at York University studying Theatre Performance Creation, specializing in Dramaturgy. Sarah’s own work explores girlhood, growing up queer, and how these things impact the people we become. Their most recent credits include dramaturg for “love in the time of werewolves” by David Yee (Theatre@York 2022/23 Season), and director for “Concord Floral” by Jordan Tannahill (Yukon Theatre for Young People, 2022).

Play Overviews - Read as part of Play Reading Week 2023

And So The Siren Sings

Written by Kelsi James
Directed by Alexa MacDougall
read: Thurs, June 1, 2023

And So The Siren Sings is an interrogation of asexuality, of mermaid mythology, and of why we hypersexualize the siren to the point of vilification. We dive through lore, we sing and move together, we unlearn our understandings and assumptions of sirens, and we share six different perspectives on Siren Songs — which, in truth, are six different queer perspectives on compulsory sexuality. Through metaphor, and in community, we come together to challenge our understandings of sex and sexuality, and move towards joyous community celebration of queerness and all of our (a)sexualities.

Cast:

Alison Beckwith
Emma Burke-Kleinman
Melissa Mackenzie
Ben Page
Sarah Miller – Assistant dramaturg and stage directions

Children of Tomorrow

Written by James B. Elloso
Directed by Eva Barrie
read: Thurs, June 1, 2023
After a mysterious encounter near their home, Gaya leads their group of children out and away. They reach a greenhouse just before a storm starts brewing. There they discover relics of the past and find out how they got to the present that is the future.
Cast:
Astrid Atherly – GAYA
Liz Der – MARCH and JUNE
Sof Rodriguez  – APRIL
Katarina Fiallos – MAY

Sarah Miller – Assistant dramaturg and stage directions

Water Lilies

Written by Elizabeth Rodenberg
Directed by Aaron Jan
read: Thurs, June 1, 2023

Two art thieves – one a veteran and one completely new to the game – who coincidentally decide to rob the same art gallery on the same day. Emelia is hoping to reconnect with an old lover, while Birdie is trying to make sense of who she is and what she wants. Although they are both very different people with very different motives they’ve ended up here tonight because of a strong need to belong – to connect with others, to have a community, to understand who they are. Set in the late 80s at the height of the AIDS crisis, the play explores themes of identity, alienation, and the capacity everyone has for love and connection.

Cast:

Ravyn Wngz – Emelia
Maddie Bautista – Birdie
Soo Garay – Colossus
Durae McFarlane – Francis
Sarah Miller – Assistant dramaturg and stage directions

In Search Of…

Written by Oprah Lemorin
Directed by Coko Galore

read: Fri, June 2, 2023

In Search Of…tells the story of a young black woman’s journey through sexuality, romance, and human connection in a world where she is often marginalized and overlooked. While the play centers around the protagonist’s encounters with men, it also delves into themes of self-love, masturbation, independence, and discomfort. Ultimately, the play showcases the character’s journey from submission to empowerment, highlighting the importance of self-discovery, self-love, and self-acceptance.

Cast: 

Jasmine Case  – Black Girl
Steven Hao – The Boys/Chorus
Nabil Traboulsi – The Boys/Chorus
Sarah Miller  – Assistant dramaturg and stage directions

EEK! or ‘The Mice Turned Me Trans’ Play

Written by Jonnie Lombard
Directed by Cole Alvis

read: Fri, June 2, 2023

J has just rented a rundown student home and is super excited to experience living alone for the first time….until *global events* make a one-bedroom extra lonely. In lockdown, they discover they are sharing this rundown house with two mice, and this shock makes them realize they are trans…and it’s all the mice’s fault. J gets to work, setting traps, making noise, driving out these pests of mice and transness so they can return to the cishet way things used to be. A sort of horror, sort of satire, sort of cabaret on one person’s experience of coming out as trans.
Cast:
Willow Martin – J
Ty Sloane  – Muss 1
Neta Rose – Muss 2
Sarah Miller – Assistant dramaturg and stage directions

White Crimes

Written by Donovan Hayden
Directed by Tanisha Taitt

read: Fri, June 2, 2023

White Crimes is the story of four young Black men who use Whiteface to get away with petty schemes to support themselves. While trying to make ends meet they must contend with their own relationships, power dynamics, and relationships to Whiteness.

Cast: 

Isaac Cunningham  – TREY
Savion Roach  – DAFONTE
Paul Smith  – ANTWON
Talijah Levene – EYES
Sarah Miller  – Assistant dramaturg and stage directions

Young Playwrights

Ajahnis Charley

Mariel Calvo

Kais Padamshi

Shyanne Duquette

Program Lead Facilitator: Makram Ayache
Assistant Dramaturge: Nathaniel Hanula-James

Play Overviews

The Fickle Light of Spring by Ajahnis Charley

The Fickle Light of Spring examines the hilarity and heartache that happens when Brandon and Z, two halves of a young, gay interracial couple, decide to come out to their traditional immigrant parents.

ARTISTIC TEAM
Director: Coko Galore
Z (Jia Zhong-Qin) – Minh Ly
Brandon Marks – Daniel Jelani Ellis
Mr. Jia – Richard Tse
Mrs. Jia – Carolyn Fe

How to Drink Mate by Mariel Calvo

How to Drink Mate delves into the traditional cultural practice of yerba mate and how you’re “supposed” to drink it. Part tutorial and part diary, we follow the matrilineal experiences, memories, and stories from one family journeying between Argentina and Canada

ARTISTIC TEAM
Director: Anita La Selva
Peli –Natasha Ramondino
Marta –Paulina Pino-Rubio
Tia Rosa – Augusto Bitter
Alma – Monica Garrido
Misc. Men – Augusto Bitter

Halal by Kais Padamshi

When even home and its people seem as foreign as himself, a young boy questions the role of faith against choice and self-determination. Set in modern-day Kenya, Halal weaves together the heart of family, faith, tradition, love and the will to stand in one’s truth. When challenged by both the world around him and his own kin, where not even faith seems to hold him close amongst all else, young boy questions’ How can one be forsaken for who he is, if all men are created in God’s image? What does this reveal about the creator? How can one claim that which has not claimed them?

ARTISTIC TEAM
Director: Mike Payette
Aboud – Isaac Cunningham
Hakim –Savion Roach
Baba – Paul Smith
Dadi – Ordena Stephens-Thompson

Omisimawiw by Shyanne Duquette

Omisimawiw is based on two strangers meeting on the Edmonton Metro line LRT. Finding out they are sisters this sparks questions in each sister around their identity, and relationship with indigeneity. Both sisters individually reckon with how indigenous identity is interwoven with others’ definitions and examines how youths forage for connections to their cultural identity after having been disconnected and discouraged from doing so.

ARTISTIC TEAM
Director: Dillan Meighan-Chiblow
Jackie, Auntie Jay – Theresa Cutknife
Marina, Chrissy – Cheyenne Scott
Voice-over, stage directions – Dillan Meighan-Chiblow

Young Playwrights

Jordan M Burns

Rose Goodwin

Jameela McNeil

Program Lead Facilitator: Makram Ayache

Play Overviews

A Pineberry’s Past by Jordan M. Burns

What would you do if half of you was drowning? Living in a perpetual fog, Mixed, half-white, and half-indigenous, attempts to share the story of their life over a home-cooked meal in their childhood kitchen. A place of joy, family, decay, and silence; Mixed is left gasping for a community of their own. Trying to navigate the present while negotiating the vicious memories of times gone by, Mixed finds themselves putting on a show one last time.”
ARTISTIC TEAM
Playwright: Jordan M. Burns
Director: Christopher Stanton
Mixed – Herbie Barns

Hermaphroditus by Rose Goodwin

Hermaphroditus is an exploration of queerness, belonging, and visibility. It takes the Greek gods and puts them into our world, focusing on the relationships between the gods and gender. This play is an intimate look at what transness looks in relation to one’s relationships, life’s work, and belonging in the world. Hermaphroditus is found by Charlico and finally finds their place on earth with other queers. As they find themselves, they recognize that trans folks are under attack, leaving the safety of earth to take their rightful seat on Olympus. Will the pantheon have room for another Goddex?
ARTISTIC TEAM
Playwright: Rose Goodwin
Director: Cole Alvis
Hermaphroditus – Avery-Jean Brenan
Charlico – Jacob MacInnis
Hera – Rachel Cairns
Zeus – Titus Androgynous

Orange Skies by Jameela McNeil

Samira is trying to move on. Engrossed in the frivolous tasks at her joyless housekeeping job, she distracts herself from a lost dream, her mother’s worsening condition, and the boy who stole her heart one hot summer night in 1957. When a new love comes knocking at her door she is plagued by memories of her first love and a night that changed her forever. As she relives the secret affair in her mind, she is confronted with a difficult decision. Rectify the past or continue to run from it?
ARTISTIC TEAM
Playwright: Jameela McNeil
Director: Natércia Napoleão
Samira – Hillary Warden
Maria – Sarah Nairne
River – Oscar Dirkx

Young Playwrights

Araceli Ferrara

JD Leslie

Thom Nyhuus

Magda Uculmana-Falcon

Instructors/Directors: Caitie Graham

Play Overviews

Boom! by Magda Uculmana-Falcon

A physical altercation in a classroom, between a teacher and a black, female student, goes viral. Friends of the student involved seek justice on her behalf, but then BOOM! Another incident at the school grabs the world’s attention, and thwarts their pursuit. BOOM! is a play about three black, teenage girls, trying to be heard in an institution that won’t listen.
ARTISTIC TEAM
Playwright: Magda Uculmana-Falcon
Director: Lisa Karen Cox
Cast: Meghan Aguirre, Rosina Ferede, Alyssa Pothier, and Brianna Wright

Sol by Araceli Ferrara

SOL follows the story of a woman trying to rebuild the past. Set in her memory, Sol revisits her fourteen-year-old self during the 1973 coup d’état in Chile, when political tensions threatened the fragile bonds of family. SOL is an exploration of memory and the things we do in order to survive.
ARTISTIC TEAM
Playwright: Araceli Ferrara
Director: Rosa Labordé
Cast: Katarina Fiallos, Kathy Martinez, Adriana Moraes-Mendoza, Walter Moraes-Mendoza, Xanath Fuentes Natanson, and Dre Rivas

You Better Second Line! by JD Leslie

Welcome to New Orleans! Where death is a celebration and crickets play jazz music to keep souls at rest. Brave and his cricket family welcome you with open arms to the graveyard as tonight is moon’s day; the one time of the month when souls can pass onto the other side. But what happens when a soul can’t be put to rest? What happens when you aren’t ready to move on? And what happens if there ain’t no moon? One thing’s for sure…you better second line!
ARTISTIC TEAM
Playwright: JD Leslie
Director: Audrey Dwyer
Cast: Meghan Aguirre, Walter Moraes-Mendoza, and Pablo Ogunlesi

Young Playwrights

Tony Tran

Meara Khanna

Charles Manzo

Instructors/Directors: Caitie Graham

Play Overviews

QUEENS by Tony Tran

Everyday gay Asian man, Ray, finds his dating habits challenged when he accidentally dates his first Asian. QUEENS is a queer comedy about the aspects of racial dating, cultural and sexual identity, and knowing when you’re enough.
ARTISTIC TEAM
Playwright: Tony Tran
Director: Gloria Mok
Cast: Christopher Cruz, Jonathan Dick, Pearl Ho and Warren Kang

Little Boxes by Meara Khanna

After finding an eviction notice on their door, Nina and Jenelle face losing their home and independence. Desperate measures are called for, even if it means breaking the law. Little Boxes is an exploration of friendship, entrepreneurship, and finding your worth in a world where the least is expected of you.
ARTISTIC TEAM
Playwright: Meara Khanna
Director: Eva Barrie
Cast: Alex Franks, JD Leslie and Cait MacMullin

Sunny Side Up by Charles Manzo

Sunny Side Up is a Canadian immigrant play about the intricate relationship between a Filipino father and his daughter. Set in Toronto, the play explores themes of familial sacrifice, hope in the face of societal barriers, and the passions we set aside to support our loved ones.
ARTISTIC TEAM
Playwright: Charles Manzo
Director: Byron Abalos
Cast: Christopher Cruz, Daniella Dela Peña, Sean Williams

Young Playwright's Unit 2017

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

Young Playwright’s Unit 2016

Young Playwrights: Sam Beland, Zavian Buchanan, Julie Phan

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

Play Overviews

I Didn’t Even Know her Name by Zavian Buchanan
Directed by Marcia Johnson

Hope by Emily Phan
Directed by Andrea Donaldson

In The Heart of The Beholder by Sam Beland
Directed by Marcia Johnson

Young Playwright’s Unit 2015

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

Young Playwright’s Unit 2014

Young Playwrights: Julie Zenderoudi, Theo Gallaro, and Erum Khan
Instructors/Directors: