Register now for YOUth Riot

Classified Categories: Archived

Register now for YOUth Riot

Alberta’s only free performance-based creative writing program for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth!

Through the generous sponsorship of The Chinook Fund, Alberta Playwrights’ Network (APN) is hosting our 10th annual YOUth Riot program.

Originally conceived and presented with Third Street Theatre, APN is proud to offer this FREE program to 2SLGBTQIA+ youth between the ages of 14 – 21.

YOUth Riot 10 will be a 5-session creative writing program where participants will meet with guest artists who will help them learn performance-based creative writing skills. Playwriting, song writing, beat poetry and other forms of creative writing with a focus in performance will be explored with a community of contemporaries. After class sessions are complete, participants are given time to work on and refine their piece for presentation. This is also a great opportunity to meet other queer youth while creating and imagining in a safe space.

YOUth Riot 10 will culminate in a weekend masterclass from a prominent, national queer artist. Participants will then be provided with an opportunity to share their work with the public at the end of the process by having their work presented by professional actors and directors from the theatre community.**

The program will be offered online via Zoom, and so we are extending this invitation to queer youth from across the province regardless of their location.

We Want to Hear Your Story

Here are the details:

  • Participation in YOUth Riot is 100% free to you.
  • Absolutely no previous experience necessary.
  • You must be between the ages of 14 to 21 years old to apply.
  • YOUth Riot takes place bi-weekly over four months, November to February.

YOUth Riot dates:

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 5:30 – 7pm (Orientation meeting)
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023, 5:30 – 8:30pm (Program begins)
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023, 5:30 – 8:30pm
  •  Thursday, December 7, 2023, 5:30 – 8:30pm
  • Thursday, January 18, 2024, 5:30 – 8:30pm
  • Thursday, February 1, 2024, 5:30 – 8:30pm

**Artist Panel and Showcase will be held prior to the YOUth Riot 11 application period.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please email our Program Coordinator Jenn Taylor @

Apply by October 31, 2023, at

APN Presents Youth Riot | Queer Art. Queer Space | Queer You.

Share this page