Playwriting for Youth Registration

The 8 weeks of workshops build towards a dramatic reading of the students' scripts that parents/guardians and family/friends are invited to see on the last day. It's important that students attend all the workshops to get the most benefit. By checking the box below, you and your child agree that they (the child) will attend all the workshops and participate fully in the program.

Do you enjoy drama and theatre, but are not interested in performing? Do you enjoy creative writing and want to see your words come to life?

Carousel Players is excited to offer an 8-week workshop to Grades 6, 7, & 8 students of Oakridge Public School. This program will offer students the opportunity to learn effective playwriting skills while writing their own play, improve literacy, and empower students to use playwriting/drama as a way to make their voices heard. They will hear their play read by university student actors, and during the final week students’ plays will be presented as a dramatic reading to family and friends.

Our Playwriting for Youth program begins October 8th. See you soon!

Lindsay Detta
Artist Educator, Carousel Players

Playwriting for Youth takes place at Oakridge Public School located at 1 Marsdale Drive in St. Catharines.

The 8-week program runs from 3:30pm to 4:30pm every Tuesday from October 8th to November 26th.

Currently this program is available only to students at Oakridge Public School. If you would like to be contacted regarding any change to enrollment eligibility, please contact Elizabeth at

The age groups are arranged so that the participants are at similar stages of educational and creative development. We don’t want anyone to feel too old or too young, so we are only offering the program to children in grades 6, 7, and 8.

Yes, there will be a dramatic reading of the students’ plays during the final workshop day on Tuesday, November 26th.

It’s free! This workshop is being offered at no cost to the participants.

Lindsay Detta
Lindsay DettaPlaywriting for Youth Program Educator
Lindsay was involved in the arts throughout her childhood and pursued post-secondary studies in the arts. In 2007, Lindsay graduated from Fanshawe College’s Theatre and Performance Program. Her acting career lead her to a variety of roles in popular plays including “Les Belles Soeurs,” “Othello,” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and new independent plays focused on local history and children’s theatre. Over this past year Lindsay has had the opportunity to work with Carousel Players and Ridley College as a Drama Educator. Currently in her fourth year of Brock University’s Concurrent Education Program, Lindsay is very excited and optimistic about her journey with Drama in Education. She is excited to give back and educate children and youth in the arts.