PGC News

  • Nov 26, 2013

    View PGC's special edition - 2013 HOLIDAY CANREVUE

    This e-catalogue contains all of the holiday plays by our members!

  • Nov 22, 2013

     November 22, 2013

    Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Artistic Director Robert Metcalfe received Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Bra D’Or Award last night for his ongoing support and programming of plays by women. Appropriately he received this award before the world premiere of, local writer, Trish Cooper’s Social Studies.

    The Bra D’Or (Golden Bra) award is given annually by the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s...

  • Nov 18, 2013

    Q: What motivated you to write Little Voices, and why did you choose to write a comedy?

    A: Well, I didn’t choose to write a comedy, it just turned out that way. I had taken a year of unpaid leave from my work at Capilano University, to immerse myself in acting. Almost immediately after I had created that space, I felt a huge impulse to write. One of my favourite books about writing is “Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie...

  • Nov 18, 2013

    Q: Creating a musical can be extremely challenging. Can you share your experience on how you composed the music in Come From Away; also, how/where did you develop your musical background?

    A: I grew up watching old musicals, and my partner, David Hein, grew up on folk festivals (which made us really cool amongst our classmates) - but while we both have our individual influences, and while we listen to a LOT of musicals (both for...

  • Oct 29, 2013

    PGC Announces Winners of 2013 Tom Hendry Awards

    For Immediate Release

    (TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, October 29, 2013) Last night, the winners of the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights, Stage West Pechet Family Comedy and Musical Awards were announced in front of a sold out audience, at the Tom Hendry Awards ceremony at 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto.

    CAROL BOLT AWARD WINNER – DAVID YEE

    Presented for...