Power Youth

Collective Theatre with Chelsea Woolley

From 27 September to 20 December, Neptune youth will work with theatre artist and playwright, Chelsea Woolley, to cultivate their skills as creative writers, develop their voices in this form, and create a piece of collective theatre performance. This theatre-based workshop series will aim to teach youth writing skills based on observation and gradually incorporate theatrical expression, i.e., movement, improve singing, poetry, etc., until the final weeks of the program when their writing will be transformed into a final script that they will learn how to rehearse and perform. In January, youth will have an opportunity to showcase their theatrical performance for their family, friends and Boys & Girls Clubs community.

More about Chelsea Woolley

Chelsea Woolley is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program. Her work has earned recognition through a number of national and provincial playwriting competitions. She is a member of Nightwood Theatre’s Write from the Hip program, and the New Creation Unit with Theatre Direct. Woolley is also one of three writers to be honoured with the 2018 Ellen Ross Stuart Prize and is working in association with the Tarragon Theatre, the Blyth Festival and Hart House Theatre on a new piece of Canadian theatre. Chelsea is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program