Got some good news yesterday. Found out I’ve been accepted as a playwright mentor for the Uth Ink program. This program is sponsored by the Playwrights Guild of Canada and promotes youth writing.
The project starts out with a day long workshop were youth are encouraged to write something (short scene or monologue) inspired by their community. I’ll be there to help corral that inspiration into play form. Then I’ll continue to communicate with the playwrights through email as they work on their script.
This is the interesting part. At the end, the plays will be recorded. Signs will be put up around the community with a phone number on them. The general public can then call the number and hear the plays.
I highly support youth writing. Everyone should get their thoughts out on paper at some point in their life, in whatever form they like. I’m very happy to be a part of this program.