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As part of this program, playwrights work with a dramaturge on a full-length play.

Playwrights Mentoring Program

In partnership with Toronto-based theatre companies, recommended playwrights are invited to apply for the opportunity to be a part of DD’s free emerging playwright’s residency. Applicants are then selected based on their submitted work and are matched with a host theatre, working with a dramaturge to develop a full-length play. The program runs for one year and at the end of the residency, in-house workshop readings will be held at each host theatre.

Playwrights who have benefited from DD’s support include Ins Choi, Rebecca Applebaum, Nisha Ahuja. Based on the outcome of the 2014/2015 inaugural session, DD may continue the program for future sessions.