PGC Events

This is a listing of upcoming events offered by PGC.

To see listings of professional and amateur productions of PGC members' plays, or to find an upcoming reading by a PGC member, use the sidebar menu.

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 13:00
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 15:00
Playwrights Guild of Canada and Theatre Ontario

Hungry for Productions? Trying to Find the Right People to Work With?

The Director/Playwright Exchange is an initiative of PGC, inspired and brought to us by the Dramatists Guild of America. For this event, ten directors and ten playwrights will gather together. Participants will have the opportunity to talk briefly about what kind of work inspires them, and how they like to collaborate artistically, the purpose being to encourage networking opportunities with other practitioners, and to forge new working relationships.

Interested participants should submit two paragraphs (no longer than 250 words each). The first should be a brief Bio outlining your professional accomplishments to date, while the second should provide a personal Statement of Purpose that shares your artistic passions. Please write in the first-person, offering a window into your own unique artistic point of view. Why are you a theatre creator? What sort of work excites you? How do you like to work, and with whom? Etc. 

Participation is limited, so apply now! Interested participants should forward their information to Jennie Egerdie, Project Coordinator for Playwrights Guild of Canada (admin@playwrightsguild.ca) by Friday, April 10th, 2015. Accepted participants will be notified first thing the following week. 

Click on this link to see a video about the first Director/Playwright Exchange held in Toronto on January 20th, 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvqPCs_Gxqc

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:00
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 16:00
Timms Centre for the Arts (Second Playing Space), University of Alberta, 87 Avenue 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9

A Playwrights’ Theatre

Friday May 29, 2015

Edmonton Caucus Script Salon (TBD)

Saturday May 30, 2015

Timms Centre (Second Playing Space), Edmonton AB

10am to 5pm

$35 for members

$50 for non-members

REGISTER: https://playwrightsguildcanada.wufoo.com/forms/zyl6117133xsj7/

Keynote: Todd London

Putting the 'Work' back into Workshops

Facilitated by Jennifer Wise

With Karen Hines, Martin Kinch, Iris Turcott

How can we improve the workshop process so that it works better for playwrights? When and under what conditions do workshops work? When and for what reasons do they tend to fail? Are the grants given out for workshops structured in such a way that the process is sabotaged in advance by the need to rehearse for a public performance? Should there even be a public performance component in a new-play workshop? Do workshops as they are organized these days benefit actors, directors, and the producing organization, but NOT the ostensible beneficiaries of the process, the playwright and the play?

Playwright’s Prerogative: The role of the Playwright in a Production

Facilitated by Vern Thiessen

With Chris Craddock, Karen Hartman, Mieko Ouchi

It doesn’t always feel natural for a playwright to contend with all the elements that are involved in creating theatre and having a say. If this were the norm, would it change the work? Why aren’t playwrights in charge of everything?

Alt. Playwright

Faciliated by Trina Davies

New perspectives of playwright-driven theatres

Play Reading Cabaret

6pm to 9pm

Six play readings by some of Canada’s greatest playwrights

Sunday, May 31, 2015

PGC’s AGM

10am to 1pm – followed by networking lunch

Sunday, May 31. 2015

PGC’s Women’s Caucus Meeting

2pm to 4pm – Join us for networking lunch 1 hour prior to the meeting

FREE

FOR HOTEL INFORMATION CONTACT ROBIN - robin@playwrightsguild.ca

 

Monday, August 10, 2015 (All day)
Monday, August 10, 2015 (All day)
Theatre Aquarius 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON
Playwrights Guild of Canada and Theatre Aquarius

The Director/Playwright Exchange is an initiative of PGC, inspired and brought to us by the Dramatists Guild of America. For this event, ten directors and ten playwrights will gather together. Participants will have the opportunity to talk briefly about what kind of work inspires them, and how they like to collaborate artistically, the purpose being to encourage networking opportunities with other practitioners, and to forge new working relationships.
 

Click on this link to see a video about the first Director/Playwright Exchange held in Toronto on January 20th, 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvqPCs_Gxqc

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