The Fireworks Playwrights Program is an intensive, structured, and guided learning/creating workshop experience that aims to assist emerging, socially engaged writers, particularly artists of colour and indigenous peoples, to develop their written voice and professional profile. Our goal is not only to increase the pool of socially engaged work, but also to assist the artist in gaining a better understanding of, and connection to, the arts ecology in which they work. A program to develop new plays using culturally sensitive dramaturgy that explores new forms of aesthetics.
We're in the process of developing the Sharing Our Stories, Telling Our Lives project, created by Deborah Forde and coordinated by Sheron Edey, with Quin Green taking on outreach and animation this summer. This participatory community theatre project is interested in using storytelling, theatre, and oral history concepts to support the resilience of Montreal’s Black community and descendants of broader immigrant populations. This starts with conducting workshops in Image and Forum Theatre with community groups around Montreal, and mentoring a group of teens in interviewing and video-archiving their community in Little Burgundy.