U of T Spotlight

U of T Spotlight is an initiative to enhance the engagement of students from all three campuses in theatre activities outside of the classroom. U of T Spotlight centres around core events and opportunities that are organised and run by students:


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WorkshopsWorkshop Series: The workshops series is designed to facilitate an intimate environment where students from any level of experience can learn theatrical skills from a leader’s experience. They are open to, and free for all currently enrolled U of T students, in any program or year of study. The vast range of drama skills we have learned through the workshops have been a huge appeal for our students. Past workshops have included: Audition Technique, Hand-to-Hand Stage Combat, Writer’s Discussion, Improvisation Basic and Actor’s Warm-up.

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Playwriting Competition: U of T Spotlight is dedicated to supporting student playwrights. An adjudication panel will select one winner and two runners up after the conclusion of the contest. Winning scripts are awarded cash prizes, time with dramaturgical talents to hone their scripts and the opportunity to have a public reading of their work. Student playwrights of all experience levels are encouraged to submit their original, unproduced works. 

Interested participants should read the following documents:

2019 Winners:

The 2019 competition was judged by Myekah Payne and Claire Burns 

Bailey Irene Midori Hoy

First place ($500 prize) awarded to Bailey Irene Midori Hoy for HONEY LEMON GREEN TEA

Emily Powers

Second place ($150 prize) to Emily Powers for OUTSTRETCHED

Nicole Eun-Ju Bell

Third place ($100 prize) to Nicole Eun-Ju Bell for ROOTS

2018 Winners:

First place ($500 prize) awarded to Nam Nuygen for CAEZUS

Second place ($150 prize) to Micaela Robertson for RHYTHM METHOD

Third place ($100 prize) to Jules (Julianne) Mendoza for BARNACLE GOOSE

2017 Winners:

First place

First place ($500 prize) awarded to Vivian Xie for LITTLE CHINESE CLOUD

Second Place

Second place ($150 prize) to Ryan Falconer for BOARDING GATE

Third Place

Third place ($100 prize) to Nicole Bell for SWING SET







2016 Winners:

Emma Tse

First place ($500 prize) awarded to Emma Tse for BEN


Second place ($150 prize)  to Clarrie Feinstein for FRUIT OF THE TREE

Alexandra Jones

Third place $100 prize) awarded to Alexandra Jones for SIX PIECES