Our Annual Open-Air Reading Series

Putting a spotlight on the next generation of Québec playwrights!

Park 'N Play is our open air-reading series featuring the winning plays of our playwriting competition for youth, The-Write-Stuff. Québec-based playwrights aged 12-19 are asked to submit a short play for a chance to win a 500$ cash prize as well as a professional staged reading at the event. This year's Park 'N Play 2023 will take place as part of Les Journées de la culture, on September 30th at 2:30pm, at Parc Drolet-Rachel (Metro Mont-Royal).

Before Park 'N Play, I didn’t really believe there was anything to do with my story but hearing the actors perform it made me realize the message my words can vehicle. With that experience, I learned that some people actually want to hear what I have to say and that encouraged me to keep on writing!
- Noémie Lavertu, The-Write-Stuff finalist

"We're really thrilled to see young writers honing their craft, and finding the confidence to share their voices with a broader public. At a time when we continue to remain cooped up in our separate corners, writing is a powerful outlet for expressing everything we have bouncing around inside; our struggles, our curiosities, our frustrations and our fantasies." - Zach Fraser, Artistic Director

Submissions for The-Write-Stuff 2023 are now open!
For details and guidelines, click here.
Winners will be announced at the beginning of September 2023. Stay tuned!

Park 'N Play 2022

Blame (by Kate Collins) directed by Chelsea Dab

Around the World and On the Screen (by Talya Chepchirchir) directed by Chelsea Dab

Dabble In Lemony (by Ainsley Murphy) directed by Zach Fraser

Operation Family Troubles (by the students from St-George's High School) directed by Zach Fraser

We look forward to reading your plays!

Previous readings