The Paprika Playwrights Unit focuses on the process of developing a script for the stage. We ask that 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 first-time playwrights to already-produced! Many 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.
Bilal Baig is a queer-genderqueer-muslim playwright and devised theatre maker. Bilal’s first play, Acha Bacha, was produced by Theatre Passe Muraille and Buddies and was recently translated into French. Bilal creates online and in-person hang-out spaces for queer/trans south asians through a collective called A Colour Deep (acolourdeep.ca).