Image of a gold crescent moon in a black sky with a few stars above a set of stairs. Title is Rising Moon Writing Program

Nightwood Theatre’s Rising Moon Program encourages brave explorations in creativity by providing weekly prompts and tools for various approaches in writing. With the focus on play rather than final product, this intimate digital collective will take steps toward finding their voice and building a creative community among young people. The program is open to individuals aged 16 to 19 who are comfortable in an environment that centres the experience of womanhood (including but not limited to, trans, cis, Two Spirit and gender diverse folks). This program is being offered for folks in the GTA for free or by donation.

Program runs 6 weeks – February 1 – March 8, 2022

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6 pm ET. Meetings take place online over Zoom.

Deadline to apply: January 17, 2022, 5pm ET. 

Applicants will be notified regarding admission by January 20, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding applying, if you require assistance in completing this application or you would prefer to apply using an alternate format (ie. over the phone, video, or anything else), please contact Amanda Lin at


Amanda Lin 林美智 (she/her) is an emerging Taiwanese-Canadian theatre artist who specializes in writing, performance, direction, and arts administration. She is a recent(ish) graduate of Queen’s University, where she studied social psychology, theatre, and business, with her area of research centring on attitudes and social influence. She is particularly interested in cultivating spaces of care and connection within theatre, and providing a platform for underrepresented people and stories. Amanda is an alumni of Nightwood Theatre’s Young Innovators Program and fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre’s Kitchen Playwriting unit. She has also worked with companies such as Why Not Theatre, the Paprika Festival, Ergo Arts Theatre, Single Thread Theatre Company, the Kick and Push Festival, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and Young People’s Theatre. She currently works at Nightwood Theatre as their Development & Engagement Associate, Cahoots Theatre as their Development Coordinator, and the Kingston Theatre Alliance as their Blog Editor. Visit Amanda online at

Taylor Trowbridge (she/her) is an actor, emerging playwright, educator and arts administrator. As an actor, she has performed in productions for theatre companies such as Canadian Stage, The Shaw Festival, Nightwood Theatre, Bard on the Beach, Thousand Islands Playhouse and SummerWorks Festival. She holds an MFA in Acting from York University and her thesis work explored discovering greater artistic freedom through a practice of playful personal discipline. As an educator, Taylor’s focus is on connecting students to their inner-worth and interconnectivity, their sense of daring and vulnerability. With her work an arts administrator, her mission is to communicate from a place of community-building rather than commerce, and some of her projects with Nightwood Theatre include the Nightwood Innovators Program (which she co-leads with Amanda Lin) and the Social Distancing Care Packages.

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