Are you between twelve and seventeen years of age? Interested in theatre, playwriting, or performing?

The Youth Playwright Workshop Series offers free classes from September 19 to December 19 (no class on October 10). Drop in any Tuesday to learn the basics of playwriting. Find your voice and tell your story.

Classes will be guided by professional theatre person and instructor Amanda Samuelson, a writer, actor, and producer.

Samuelson knows that writing plays can be intimidating. “I wrote so many bad scripts myself,” she recalls. “It’s a learning process.” The process paid off last year when her full-length play, entitled Pressure, was staged at the Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival.

Playwright Amanda Samuelson | Mat Simpson

“At first, putting myself out there with my writing was terrifying,” Samuelson says. “But I was curious about theatre and playwriting, so I continued.”

Enjoy the opportunity to try out your ideas in a supportive and non-threatening environment: from monologues to skits to one-act plays and beyond.

TUESDAYS 4:30PM – 5:30PM @ PCCL HALL (11335 85 STREET NW)
FREE DROP IN SESSIONS – START Tuesday, September 19

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Explore the foundations of writing a play through a series of lessons and writing exercises. Learn about plot, character, dialogue, conflict, and more. The course will culminate in a presentation of monologues and short plays written by the students. Open to participants 12 to 17 years old. Starts September 19th and runs until December 19th.