Upper Canada College student Rob Dean will have his short story “Touchdown” brought to life on stage by Théâtre Français de Toronto from Nov. 17 to 26.
Each year Foundation Year French students are given the opportunity to participate in a creative writing competition organized by the Théâtre Français de Toronto, where they’re asked to write a story about the life and times of teenagers today.
Dean’s story of the trials and tribulations of a young athlete who suffers a concussion and a strained relationship with his father earned him a $500 award and the chance to work with professional francophone actors and playwrights who rewrote his story into a play and will stage it as part of Les Zinspirés.
The fifth installment of Les Zinspirés will feature “Touchdown” and four other stories written by southern Ontario teenagers. It will be staged upstairs at the Berkeley Street Theatre. Anyone interested in seeing Dean’s play may purchase tickets here.