Playwriting I


Turn your ideas into works for the stage

Are you a young creator? Do you keep a journal, write poetry, stories, music, or plays? Do you like scribbling in the margins of your notebook instead of listening to your math teacher? Do you like dreaming up characters while you're on the bus?  In this introduction to playwriting, for ages 15-17, we'll help you turn your ideas into works for the stage. Open to anyone 15-17 - no experience or previous writing required. 

Register today!

Workshop Description


  • Introduction to the basic skills a playwright uses to "begin", skills which are transferable to any style of writing: form, structure, arc, stasis, etc.

  • Developing and applying concrete strategies to begin working, thus enabling students to move forward in future courses

  • How to source an idea and build on it using a small project

  • Discover and explore their "voice" and ideas using basic skills and a small projects

  • Develop respect for the craft and artistic rigour


Age : 15-17 years old

Date: Saturdays, February 2 to May 4, 10am to 1pm

(February 2, 9, 16; March 2, 16, 23; April 6, 13, 27; and May 4)

Length: 10 weeks, 3h/week

Language: English

Type of workshop: weekend classes

Venue: National Theatre School, St-Denis Campus

PRICE : $300 + tax



Laurie-Anne Bergeron 
Arts engagement Coordinator  
514-842-7954, extension 132 

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