PGC News

  • Sep 30, 2014

    "The beloved brown bagging theatre kicked off its 40th season Monday, with a remount of Martini’s The Life History of the African Elephant, which premièred at the same theatre in 1989.

    The drama tells the story of an accident prone woman and her relationship with an elephant trainer in a zoo.

    Not only that, but the original cast — Brian Jensen, David LeReaney and Barbara Gates Wilson — have been enlisted, along with the show’s original director...

  • Sep 30, 2014

    Q: As a professional playwright in the North West Territories (NWT), where would you advise emerging/professional playwrights to access
    funding opportunities?

    A: There is a great funding program the NWT Arts Council offers twice a year on their website http://www.nwtartscouncil.ca/

    Q: As a playwright, what are the benefits of living and practicing in a remote part of Canada?...

  • Sep 30, 2014

    Q: What inspired you to become a playwright?

    A: I wrote a play in high school, entered it in a provincial contest and won - I believe the prize was only $300 but at the time it felt like big, big money.

    Q: What are your greatest accomplishments, which you feel most proud of?

    A: I’ve created over thirty professionally produced plays, had ten books published, three anthologies of my works, and been permitted to...

  • Sep 30, 2014

    September 2014 Issue of CanRevue, Playwrights Guild of Canada’s bi-monthly e-catalogue of unpublished Canadian plays, is now available for download.  In this issue you'll find 13 Comedies, 8 Dramas and 2 Musicals by PGC's members.  Enjoy!

  • Sep 29, 2014

    The short list for PGC’s Carol Bolt Award, as well as the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy & Musical Awards were released September 29th by their respective juries:

    CAROL BOLT AWARD – 2014 SHORT LIST

    This award is given annually for the best work by a PGC-member that has premiered in the past year. JURY: Yvette Nolan (Chair), Jacob Zimmer,Glenda MacFarlane, and Brian Dooley....

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