Three Up

International Youth Playwriting Program

Young People’s Theatre (YPT), Britain’s Action Transport Theatre and Australia’s Ryde Youth Theatre are thrilled to partner on Three Up, an international program for young writers. YPT is looking for four young people from the GTA with a passion for writing and interest in building their skills to be part of this three-month international collaboration. The Three Up program provides the opportunity for youth to reach beyond their own borders to build community with peers from the UK and Australia while working with professional local and international playwrights and facilitators.

Call for Applications

We are looking for participants for the Three Up program who:

  • are between the ages of 13 -18,
  • have experience with and interest in creative writing (plays, poems, short stories, etc.),
  • have an interest in building international creative collaborations,
  • are able to commit to attend all in-person sessions at YPT (schedule included below).

Three Up Program Schedule

In-person Sessions:
In-person sessions will take place on Thursdays from 6PM to 8PM on the following dates:
March – March 12 & 21, 2020
April – April 2, 9, 23 & 30, 2020
May – May 7, 2020

There will be  international online sessions on Saturday, April 18 and Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8:30AM.

In-person meetings will occur with YPT facilitator and the four Canadian participants at YPT (161 Frederick Street, Toronto). The purpose of these meetings will be to provide instruction on playwriting, discuss ongoing collaborative work with international partners, and write new material in the ongoing collaborative playwriting process.

Click here for more information about Action Transport Theatre (ATT).
Click here for more information about Ryde Youth Theatre.

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the Three Up Program Application Form along with two writing samples.

All applications will be reviewed and assessed by YPT’s Community Programs Manager and YPT’s Associate Artistic Director & Dramaturg. Applications will be assessed for merit, potential and writing craft.

Deadline for the Three Up Program Application is 5PM EST on March 2, 2020.

For further information, please contact Aimee Bouchard, Community Programs Manager at 416.363.5131 x216 | Please submit your materials, with the subject line “Three Up Program Application” to

This program is part of The Ada Slaight Education Centre at YPT, established through a generous donation from The Slaight Family Foundation.

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