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What is YouthRiot YEG?

YouthRiot YEG is the sibling of Calgary's YOUth Riot program, originally conceived by Third Street Theatre and now administered by Alberta Playwrights' Network. It is a free, ten-week program for youth on the 2SLGBTQIA+ spectrum that teaches varied styles of creative writing for performance, in a safe environment where participants can learn, grow, and thrive. Each week, a guest instructor will lead a workshop on a different style of writing for performance. The program culminates in a public presentation of work created by the participants over the ten weeks.

We are excited to launch the inaugural year of the program here in Edmonton, and are looking for curious, enthusiastic participants with a strong desire to explore different forms of writing and creation. Does this sound like a fit for you?

Here are the details:

*Participation in YouthRiot YEG is 100% free for the participants

*Absolutely no previous experience is necessary

*You must be between the ages of 15 to 20 years old to apply

*YouthRiot YEG runs every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, October 2 to December 3, 2019

*Meetings will take place in the Old Strathcona area of Edmonton. Successful applicants will be contacted with more information upon acceptance to the program.

To apply, you can fill out the Google form linked here. If Google forms are not your thing, we also have a fillable PDF and a Word application below. Please submit your applications to Bevin Dooley, APN’s Artistic Associate at You can also send Bevin any questions you have about the program.

PDF Application

Word Application

Application deadline is Wednesday, September, 25th, 2019 at 11:59 pm and the program begins October 2, 2019.


YouthRiot was originally conceived by Jonathan Brower and Alyssa Bradac for Third Street Theatre and was produced by Third Street Theatre in 2015. In 2016 APN partnered with Third Street Theatre for the second presentation of the program. In 2017 APN took over the production and administration of the program. YouthRiot YEG is supported by the Edmonton Community Foundation and the Community Initiatives Program.