The Young Creators Unit SHOWCASE

Two nights of staged readings from new work by emerging theatre creators

For 26 weeks, diverse young artists, have been working with dramaturg Jesse Stong to develop exciting, beautiful, flawed and authentic new plays (Nine of which will be premiered at this summer’s MTL Fringe Festival).

Dates: April 10 and April 11, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Location: PWM
Admission to all readings is free. Donations are welcome at the door. Some of the plays feature sexually explicit conversations.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Anniversary Speech by Kate Hammer
The Smallest Gesture by Simon Pelletier
Ne touche pas pas à mes cheveux (et autres principes de base) byJessica Beauplat
Sacred by Anne-Marie St-Louis
The One by Miriam Cummings
A Brief History of Time by Antonia Leney-Granger
Big Girls Don’t Cry / Goddesses Never Sleep by Sophie Stone
Tomorrow by Ryan Bommarito
Eyes by Josh Johnston
Wine and Halva by Deniz Başar

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Poetic Nonsense by Erin Brahm
Barbara is Drowning by Lauren Holfeuer
Judith and Holofernes by Alice Abracen
Twenty to twenty five – Sophy Drouin
Still Gay When I’m Not in Love by Adjani Poirier
If I Were You by Rebecca Bauer and Patrick Park
One week last summer by Anna Burkholder
It’s my baby and I’ll murder it ritualistically if I want to by Alex Hine
Love Is The Last Thing by Karuna Vellino

Jesse StongWe are so excited to be showcasing another group of amazing artists. This year’s unit has been a true pleasure to facilitate, gathering each week to share work and exchange ideas about the future of theatre. The presentation will be a dynamic mix of diverse voices that you don’t want to miss.” Jesse Stong, Unit Leader




Thanks to generous funding from Canadian Heritage and the Zeller Family Foundation, and the dedicated mentorship of PWM dramaturg Jesse Stong, the Young Creators Unit has become a mainstay for young Canadian playwrights. Since its beginnings in 2015, YCU has supported more than 90 young artists as they take risks, develop their voices and find their place in Canadian theatre. Meet the 2018-2019 Young Creators.

Logo: Canadian Heritage and the Zeller Family Foundation

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