Jesse Stong is an associate artist at Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal, where he facilitates youth and community projects. He is a graduate of Playwriting (National Theatre School of Canada, 2013) and is currently completing his Masters in Art Education at Concordia University. He recently received the 2016 Young Arts Entrepreneur Award from the Michaëlle Jean Foundation for his innovative writing, puppetry, and performance workshops. He is artist-in-residence with Roseneath Theatre, creating a play for young audiences, and developing another play for young audiences with Geordie Productions. Jesse is also a proud member of the board of directors at Les Muses – Centre des arts de la scène, which provides dance and performance training for people living with intellectual differences.