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WHAT IS PLAYBRIGHT?

Playbright is a collaborative research project and summer camp brought to you by researchers from McGill University and the National Theatre School of Canada.

Playbright is a two-week intensive research program where participants will be immersed in the world of playwriting.

For more program details see Program Overview.

 
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PLAY!

Explore experiences in physical activity & embodiment through immersive playwriting exercises!

WRITE!

Hands-on instruction in playwriting basics & exercises. Work with industry professionals to unleash your creativity & hone your craft!

BRIGHT!

Choose to have your work performed by professional actors in a staged reading at the end of the program!

 
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HOW IT STARTED

The spark behind the Playbright

We are a team of researchers at McGill University interested in using creative methods to better understand and support diverse LGBTQ2S+ experiences. 

We partnered with the National Theatre School of Canada to create Playbright, a program designed to support aspiring LGBTQ2S+ youth interested in playwriting AND gain insight into LGBTQ2S+ youth experiences to provide better resources.