Playbright runs for two consecutive weeks in August. Playbright participants will have the option to have their playlets performed in a closed staged reading in the evening on the last day of the program.
There is no cost associated with Playbright, meaning that the program is free for all participants. However, this is why only 8 participants will be selected based off their applications for this year's Playbright program. All of our program costs are covered by a research grant provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN RESEARCH?
Creative methods like playwriting have been shown to be the most effective (and fun!) when engaging in youth research. Throughout the program, group discussion sessions will be audio-recorded and anonymized (meaning your child's name and all potentially identifying information will be removed). Additionally, your child will also be asked to share some of their playwriting with us (which will also be anonymized).
Playbright has been designed to engage participants in exploring their experiences with physical activity through playwriting. After Playbright is over, co-facilitator and researcher will combine and analyze all the anonymized data to help garner a better understanding of how LGBTQ2S+ youth conceptualize and experience physical activity, as well as explore the potential of playwriting as a methodology.
HEALTHY & SAFETY
Throughout the program, Playbright will abide by and reinforce all Covid-19 safety protocols as required by the Quebec and Canadian governments.
All research protocols and program details have been approved by the McGill Ethics Review Board-II (REB #22-03-114).
If selected, you and your child will be contacted via email to schedule a Zoom meeting with the Playbright team. During this meeting, all safety protocols will be thoroughly explained to you and your child.
CONSENT AND ASSENT FORMS
If selected, you and your child will be contacted via email to schedule a Zoom meeting with the Playbright team. During this meeting, we'll go over the program details, explain how research is integrated throughout, and answer any of your questions. After this meeting to confirm your child's participation, you and your child will be asked to provide your written consent and assent, respectively. Consent and assent forms will be provided before and after the meeting for you and your child to review.