The Frank Theatre is pleased to announce that applications are now open for Telling It Bent.
We will now be accepting submissions till January 12th 2020 at midnight!
[TIB] is a writing workshop for queer, trans, Two Spirit, and questioning BC youth – ages 14 to 25. The program gives writers a chance to gain skills, meet other queer young people, and explore different styles of writing. This year, the focus will be on playwrighting and slam poetry!
WHEN: The Writing Cohort will meet weekly, every Wednesday from 4pm – 6pm between January 15th – April 28th 2020;
WHERE: Weekly writing sessions at The Cultch’s Meeting Room, 1895 Venables St
Final Showcase at IGNITE! Youth Driven Arts Festival at The Cultch Historic Theatre in May 2020
COMPENSATION: $500 honorarium upon completion of the project.
The program will be facilitated by Tawahum Bige – a Two Spirit Nonbinary Slam Poet. Playwrighting mentors include Quelemia Sparrow [actor, writer and director from the Musqueam Nation] and JD Derbyshire [theatre-maker and comedian, writer/performer of Touchstone Theatre’s “Certified”.]
We encourage and welcome applicants from all cultural, ability and socio-economic backgrounds. We will be meeting in wheelchair accessible spaces with trans-inclusive washrooms. We especially encourage submission from QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), with two spots reserved for Two Spirit/Indigenous youth. We will select ten participants.
Please send us an email including a short paragraph about you: how old are you, why you are interested in the program, and your previous writing experience. If email is not accessible to you, please send the Frank Theatre’s page a message on Facebook messenger.
Participants must be:
- Between the ages of 14 and 25
- Identify as queer, trans, non-binary, Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, on the asexual spectrum and/or questioning.
- Located in the Greater Vancouver area OR located outside of Greater Vancouver Lower Mainland (within BC) with access to a computer, webcam, microphone and high-speed internet
- Please note The Frank Theatre is reserving 2 spots for Two Spirit or indigenous youth.
For more information: Email Patricia Trinh at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will notify successful applications by January 8th 2020.