Driftwood Theatre’s BEYOND THE BARD PLAYWRIGHTS UNIT welcomes up to six playwrights annually to develop the short plays first created at Trafalgar 24 .

At the table for Driftwood’s 2021 BEYOND THE BARD PLAYWRIGHTS UNIT are six returning playwrights from Driftwood’s 2020 Trafalgar 24 festival.

Ellen Denny, Matthew Gorman, Rebeccqa Lashmar, Rabiya Mansoor and Ciaran Myers will work to develop short (1o minute) plays, while Resident Playwright Gloria Mok will develop a full-length play based on her jury-selected piece, Diminished.

Further extending the impact to playwrights participating in Trafalgar 24, the Playwrights Unit will culminate with public readings of work. 

Driftwood’s 2021 Beyond the Bard Playwrights Unit is made possible with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.