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YOUth Riot 2020 Application Call

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Queer art. Queer space. Queer you.

Originally conceived and presented by Third Street Theatre, Alberta Playwrights’ Network’s YOUth Riot—now in its sixth year—is a free opportunity for Calgary’s queer youth to raise their voice and share their stories!

Over the course of 10 weeks, Alberta Playwrights’ Network and guest artists will facilitate a creative writing program for queer youth, helping them learn skills, meet other queer youth, create, imagine, inspire. This is YOUth Riot. YOUth Riot finishes with a public festival of short pieces created by the participants by and staged by professional actors and directors from the theatre community.

We want to hear your story, 14 to 21 year-olds across Calgary are encouraged to apply for this free 10-week program where you will learn tools and skills from professionals in the Calgary arts community to help develop your own story and voice.

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 and 21 years old to apply.
  • YOUth Riot runs every Monday, 5:30 to 7:30pm, from March 9 to May 18, 2020.

All meetings are at the Central Public Library (800 3rd St. SE).

All art created in the program will be featured in a public showcase Monday, May 18, 2020, at 7:00pm at Lunchbox Theatre at the base of the Calgary Tower.

All you need to do is complete the application packet and email or scan it then send to Courtney Tromburg, YOUth Riot Program Coordinator at

The application deadline is Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:00am.

All we need is you.

You can apply by either filling out the PDF application and emailing it or by filling in the Google Form by the same deadline, visit

Apply by February 24, 2020 – Program begins March 9, 2020