Tom Hendry Awards

Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights

The Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights is given annually to a member of PGC who has premiered an original play within the past year.

A juried panel selects the winner from a number of submitted plays. The winner of the Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights receives $5,000 and the opportunity to be published. A shortlist of the best three entries will be announced in September 2013. The winner will be announced during the Tom Hendry Awards in October 2013.

Past recipients: Kent Stetson, Daniel Goldfarb, Florence Gibson, Mieko Ouchi, John Mighton, Stephen Massicotte, Colleen Murphy, Vern Thiessen, Michael Nathanson, Anusree Roy, Don Hannah, and David Yee. 

Funding for the award is generously sponsored by the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), Playwrights Canada Press and Playwrights Guild of Canada. 

Click here to download the 2014 Application form: Carol Bolt 2014

Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award

This award is given annually for a new comedy by a PGC-member, which has not yet had a premiere production. This award is worth $5000.

Past recipients: Michael Grant and Lucas Foss.

Sponsored by PGC and Stage West Restaurants.

Click here to download the 2014 Application form: Comedy Award 2014

Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award

This award is given annually for a new musical work by a PGC-member, which has not yet had a premiere production. This award is worth $5000.

Past recipients: Lorne Elliott, Irene Sankoff & David Hein.

Sponsored by PGC and Stage West Restaurants.

Click here to download the 2014 Application form: Musical Award 2014

Honorary Membership

Honorary members may not be a playwright. An individual or organization is awarded for their contribution to Canadian playwrights and must be nominated by PGC members and approved by the National Forum.

Past recipients: Angela Rebeiro, Joan Chalmers, Albert-Reiner Glaap, Toyoshi Yoshihara, Virginia Roncetti, Edmonton Fringe Festival, and Iris Turcotte.

Click here for the Honorary Membership Nomination Form

Lifetime Membership

To be honoured as a Lifetime Member, a playwright must be nominated by members and approved by the National Forum. Criteria include recognition for a body of work, and/or service to Playwrights Guild of Canada and the theatre community. Membership dues are waived.

All current members of Playwrights Guild of Canada are welcome to forward nominations for Lifetime Membership.

Past recipients: Irene Watts, Tom Hendry, Anne Chislett, Gordon Pinsent, Joanna McClelland Glass, Wendy Lill, Dennis Foon, Aviva Ravel, Rex Deverell, John Murrell, Doug Curtis, David French, Norm Foster, and Linda Griffiths.

Click here for the Lifetime Membership Nomination Form

Bra D'Or Award

Every year, the Women's Caucus recognizes an individual for his/her efforts in supporting and promoting the work of Canadian women playwrights.

Past recipients: Brian Quirt, Hope McIntyre, Katrina Dunn, Eric Coates, Andy McKim, Philip Akin, Rachel Ditor, and Robert Metcalfe.

Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition

PGC's Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition is a free, annual competition open to all full-time post-secondary students across Canada. The first place winner of this competition is awarded $1,000 and $750 is given to the second place winner.

Past recipients: Meg Braem, Megan Coles, Jordan Hall, Jordan Tannahill, Sherryl Melnyk, Kyle Capstick, Leah Jane Esau  Maureen Gaultieri, Geoffrey Simon Brown, and Britney Tangedal.