Playwrights Unit

The Paprika Playwrights Unit focuses on the process of developing a script for the stage. Playwrights bring us a project they are passionate about, whether it is a clearly outlined idea for a play, a full length draft ready to be workshopped, or anything in between. Paprika accepts playwrights at all stages, from beginner to already-produced!

Many young playwrights have gone on to have their scripts staged as full productions at Paprika and beyond as a result of the development support they received in this program.

This year, Factory Theatre’s Mechanicals will be joining forces with our Paprika playwrights in developing a cold reading series. The “Cold Reading Company” will provide playwrights with the chance to collaborate with professional actors and work with one of the most exciting theatre companies in Toronto. For more on the Factory Mechanicals, click here!

The 2018/19 Playwrights Unit Facilitators are Polly Phokeev and Jeff Ho. To learn more about this year’s facilitators, click here!

Click here to reserve tickets for this year’s Reading Series!

This year’s participants:

(click on their headshots for show information!)

Kathy Martinez


Merlin Simard


Ciana Henderson


Laith Al-Kinani