Three Up

International Youth Playwriting Program

Three Up is a youth writing program facilitated by YPT, Action Transport Theatre in Manchester, England and Fearless Invention Theatre in Sydney, Australia. The program provides the opportunity for youth ages 13-18 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. The writers will work collectively to create a one act play that will be read at the completion of the process.

The writing sessions will all occur online during spring 2022 over nine weeks. Six sessions are with the Canadian writers and three are with all international collaborators.    

Three Up session
Our Spring 2021 session of Three Up culminated in a staged reading of the writers’ scripts, featuring performances from student actors from York University.

Spring Schedule:

Saturday March 19, 5:30PM *
Tuesday March 22, 6PM
Tuesday March 29, 6PM
Tuesday April 5, 6PM
Saturday April 9, 8AM *
Tuesday April 19, 6PM
Tuesday April 26, 6PM
Tuesday May 3, 6PM
Saturday May 21, 8AM *

* Sessions with international collaborators

Interested writers are asked to complete and submit the application form below.
The application deadline is February 25, 2022 at 5PM. 

For more information:

Please contact Stephen Colella, Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager:

Please Complete the Following Form:

  • This form is used to collect the materials needed for your Three Up Application. Please make sure to answer the questions below, and submit two short samples of your writing.

    If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Colella at

  • Please attach two short samples of your writing.
  • Please answer the following in one sentence each:

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