Call for Applications: 2017-2018 Young Creators Unit

PWM’s Young Creators Unit is back!

Thanks to the GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, the TELUS MONTREAL COMMUNITY BOARD, and the ZELLER FAMILY FOUNDATION, we are happy to announce we will be offering this amazing opportunity for emerging creators for a third year.

Workshops will take place every Wednesday evening starting in late October. If you are under 30 and interested in developing a new piece of theatre, please contact Jesse Stong at and let us know a bit about yourself and what you are hoping to get from the unit.

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Want to see a sample of last year’s unit?

Thank you to our funders! Without their generous donations, the Young Creators Unit would not be possible.

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Congrats to the 2016-2017 METAs nominees

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Congrats to all the 2016-2017 METAs nominees!

Nominees for Outstanding New Text (Original or Adaptation):
AMANDA KELLOCK – The Halloween Tree (Geordie Productions) – Script developed with PWM
MICHAEL MILECH – Honesty Rents by the Hour (Infinithéâtre)
ERIN SHIELDS – Instant (Geordie Productions) – Script developed with PWM
KENT STAINES (Book) & AKIVA ROMER SEGAL (Lyrics) – Prom Queen (Segal Centre for Performing Arts)
JESSE STONG – Water Weight (Geordie Productions) – Script commissioned and developed through PWM through the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s Libres comme l’art program

Jabber by Marcus Youssef at IMPACT Theatre Festival

Photo of actors Ian Geldart and Mariana Tayler performing Jabber

Jabber by Marcus Youssef, an original Geordie production, script developed with PWM, will be performed at IMPACT Theatre Festival (Kitchener, ON) on September 30, 2017 and October 1, 2017.

Fatima wears a hijab. Graffiti that reads “All Muslims must die” shows up at her school. Her guidance counsellor advises her to stay away from Jorah. What happens when Fatima and Jorah start to like each other? How far can students go to defend their beliefs?


Winners of the Cole Foundation Competition for Emerging Translators

Photo of Cole winner 2017 Jack Paterson

Jack Paterson and Jennie Herbin were selected as the winners of the 2017 Cole Foundation Competition for Emerging Translators

Jack Paterson

Jack is a Vancouver director, divisor, dramaturge, actor and translator whose work and study have taken him across Canada and around the world. He trained at Circle in the Square (NYC), GITIS The Russian Academy for Performing Arts (Moscow, RU), Seni Institute for the Arts (Denpasar, IND) and received his MFA in Direction from East 15 (London, UK). His work ranges from cross cultural, multi-disciplinary and multi lingual devised experiences to classical and new play mainstage projects. Favourite credits include The List (Vancouver); a devising/ original practice fusion Romeo & Juliet (Cardiff, Wales); the devised projects Wasting Time (Denpasar, IND) and Odyssey (London, UK); the text/ flamenco fusion The Love of Don Perlimplin (The Shaw Festival); and the Vancouver premiere of Titus Andronicus.

Jennie Herbin

Jennie is a graduate of Neptune Theatre’s acting conservatory program in Halifax. She performed in the work in progress Skin with Bakery Productions in 2016 and continues to collaborate in its development. Jennie studied French literature and Hispanic literature at McGill University before completing a Master of Arts in Translation Studies at Concordia University. She has professional experience translating in several fields; most recently, she translated the article “A distinguished and anonymous female presence: Louise d’Épinay and the Correspondance littéraire’s imagined community” by Melinda Caron, to be published in The Scholar and Feminist Online.