by kids for kids

Sat, May 18 Mon, May 20

Created By Kids For Kids

from Ontario

Add your story ideas and characters to make a new theatre play for kids, by kids! Because who knows better about what kids like than kids, right?

Theatre Workshop
all ages

part of JUNIOR Festival

Free Admission
No tickets required

by kids for kids


Stop by the creation stations of the Created By Kids for Kids laboratory and contribute your ideas to making a kid-friendly theatre play. Led by professional actors and writers, families will participate in interactive creative stations, writing and character-building to help contribute to a special piece of theatre made by you and hundreds of other kids.

About Erica May-Wood, Co-Dramaturg, Director

Erica May-Wood, a versatile artist, enriches the arts landscape through teaching and theatre-making. On the faculty of institutions like Young People’s Theatre and the Royal Conservatory, she imparts knowledge in diverse settings, from schools to health care environments. May-Wood’s directorial ventures span collective creations showcased at Hamilton Fringe and the Toronto Fringe Festival, including online global arts projects. As an actor, she graces stages province-wide in productions for all ages. Recent film and TV credits feature a holiday movie with Vanessa Hudgens and a thrilling appearance on Chucky. Her dynamic contributions traverse age groups and artistic mediums, leaving a lasting impact.

About Rachel Marks, Co-Dramaturg, Disability Collaborator 

Rachel Marks is a dedicated advocate for accessibility in the arts, contributing through community-engaged theatre and immersive experiences for disabled children and seniors in care. Recognized globally, she participated in the Big Umbrella Festival’s Artist track program for autistic children. Trained by Oily Cart Theatre in London, UK, she specializes in sensory theatre for Deaf and disabled children. Marks collaborates with Smile Theatre in Toronto, creating a unique experience for seniors beginning their dementia journey. Additionally, she serves as a Relaxed Performance & Accessibility Consultant, fostering inclusivity with organizations like the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada and Stratford Festival.

About Briana Brown, Co-Dramaturg, Playwright

Briana Brown, an accomplished playwright, showcases her work across Canada with notable credits like Colin & Coffee & Lennox & Kleenex and The Concessions, earning a Jessie Award nomination. Her play Cassandra toured the Canadian Fringe circuit and was published in the One for the Road anthology. Brown is a Cayle Chernin Award recipient, engaging in prestigious programs such as Women’s Work Festival and the Stratford Festival Playwright’s Retreat. Recognized by the Jacob Zilber Award, she holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia. Brown’s commitment extends to mentorship and education, impacting venues like Young People’s Theatre. Her new comedy, Christmastown, premieres in 2024 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope.

Dates & Times

Sat, May 18
11:00am 2:00pm
2:40pm 6:00pm
Sun, May 19
11:00am 2:00pm
2:40pm 6:00pm
Mon, May 20
11:00am 2:00pm
2:40pm 5:00pm


Free admission
No tickets required

Access Info

On Sunday, May 19 the creation station time allotments will be extended for young creators that need more time to consider and share their contributions.

A disabled teaching artist will support the activity on May 19. ASL interpretation support may be available as needed.

ASL Interpretation
Audio Description
Relaxed Performance


West Hallway

West hallway of the main campus building

  • Indoor Venue
  • Wheelchair accessible

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON