Kompany Family Theatre is dedicated to nurturing playwrights through the development, workshop, and performance stages of creating new scripts for young audiences.

Writers (and would be writers!) can participate in either or both of the components of our annual New Works for Young Audiences Programme: the Playwriting Boot Camp and/or Playwright’s Circle.

2019 Playwriting Boot Camp (March 2 & 3)

The Playwriting Boot Camp is conceived of and team-taught by the fantastic duo well-known dramaturg/director, Tracy Carroll and award-winning Edmonton playwright, Conni Massing.  Participants in this two-day intensive workshop will:

  • explore theatre for young audiences and families,
  • explore and apply script writing techniques and structures to writing for these audiences, and
  • generate ideas, themes, characters and story-lines that can be developed further.

2019 Playwriting Boot Camp Info

2019 Playwright’s Circle (beginning March 19)

The Playwright’s Circle consists of three phases:

  • a six-session, supportive playwright circle where playwrights develop their scripts, (led by Tracy Carroll & Conni Massing)
  • a script reading and workshop with a professional director and actors
  • an in-school reading and workshops with the intended target market

2019 Playwright Circle Info

Script Submissions

We are also happy to read unsolicited scripts that are appropriate to our audiences! Contact Artistic Director, Jan Taylor, at to submit a script or for more information.