WRITING CONTEST LES ZINSPIRÉ.E.S FOR AGES 15-18

WRITING CONTEST LES ZINSPIRÉ.E.S FOR AGES 15-18

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, WRITE!

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, WRITE!

The ideal platform to share your imagination, your desires, your revolt and your own vibrant culture, this creative writing contest craves your talent to continually reinvent itself! Every year, TfT collects close to 200 stories and scripts written by francophone and immersion high school students from across southern Ontario. At the end of a stimulating and innovative writing process, five young laureates see their works brought to life by a dynamic and committed team of theatre professionals!

 

Writing Contest Les Zinspirés

CONTEST PHASES

Grade 10, 11, and 12 teachers are invited to engage their students in the writing contest Les Zinspirés. There are two sessions: Fall/Winter and Winter/Spring.

Contest Registration

To enter the contest, please complete and send us the registration form

A registration fee of $150 (plus taxes) by in-class writing workshop given will be applied (groups of about 30 students, but twinning of 2 groups/classes possible).

Upon receipt of the invoice, please send us a cheque in the amount requested.

Meeting with an Author

Upon receipt of the registration form, we will contact you to arrange an in-class writing workshop with a professional author

The author will give the urban tale as an example and will share their tricks and tips when writing for the stage.

Writing

The third step is the writing of short stories and scripts. 

For each in-class writing workshop given, your group will be able to send us your 10 favourite pieces of writing.

Selecting the Works

The stories and scripts received will be read by a committee composed of theatre professionals: playwrights, actors, and directors.

Up to a dozen finalists will be selected per semester, and these young writers will be invited to participate in an intensive rewriting workshop.

Rewriting Workshop

This 3-day intensive will allow students to work in close collaboration with professional playwrights and actors who will point out the strengths and potential of each work and guide young authors through the rewriting process.

As needed, the actors on-site will read and act out excerpts to help the authors get a feel of their scripts’ scenic potential.

Staged Reading

At the end of the intensive rewriting workshop on Sunday afternoon, the actors will perform all the scripts for the participants.

All interested teachers, families and friends of the participants are invited to attend this professional reading.

 

Selecting the Winners

After a rewriting workshop for each semester, five scripts will be chosen to be part of the final production of Les Zinspiré.e.s.

These five young authors will meet in Toronto at the end of the school year for a workshop that begins the final stages of writing the show.

Creating the Show

The fully staged production of Les Zinspiré.e.s will be created by TfT the season following the competition.

The winning scripts will be performed by professional artists before a large audience.

For more information, contact: Hadrien Volle at 416.534.7303 line 25 
or at hvolle@theatrefrancais.com

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