"Many Canadian playwrights play multiple roles within the Canadian theatre community to share and explore their creative practices. As part of 2016’s Playwrights POV article series, we’ve asked six playwrights who are also artistic directors the following question: How important is it to have playwrights in directorial positions in Canadian theatres?"
Feb 3, 2016
Feb 1, 2016
January 2016 Issue of CanRevue, Playwrights Guild of Canada’s bi-monthly e-catalogue of unpublished Canadian plays, is now available for download. Enjoy! In this issue you'll find 12 Dramas, 3 Comedic Dramas, 1 Comic Tragedy, 6 Comedies, 2 Dark Comedies, 1 Mystery and 1 Personal/Political Monologue.
Jan 29, 2016
Hannah Moscovitch is a Canadian playwright who rose to national prominence in the 2000s. She has been dubbed “an indie sensation” by Toronto Life Magazine; “the wunderkind of Canadian theatre” by CBC Radio; “irritatingly talented” by Eye Weekly; and the “dark angel of Toronto theatre” by Toronto Star. The National...
Jan 26, 2016
Heart wrenching, yet subtle, Beth Graham’s The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble examines how a family deals with their mother Bernice’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s.
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The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble was a finalist in the Drama category for the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Awards...
Jan 19, 2016
Lorne Elliott talks to PGC about his 2015 Tom Hendry Award-winning play Mom Runs Amok, Canadian identity in theatre, and Strindberg.
Q: First of all, congratulations on your Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award for Mom Runs Amok at the 2015 Tom Hendry Awards. In your acceptance speech, you said that you believe there is a “growing audience for Canadian theatre.” Why do you think that people, in Canada and internationally, are being...