PGC News

  • Mar 4, 2013

    In celebration of International Women's Day, playwright Colleen Murphy has written an article called "Who's Counting? Playing Hockey with the Boys".

    "We are writing the classics of the future. There will be a lot of good plays, a few great plays, and probably a lot of not-so-good plays, but the point is we must write them - one after another - creating drama, flooding the market, taking audiences around the world to places they have never been...

  • Feb 26, 2013

    From March 6 to March 24, 2013, New Ideas Festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary and premiering never-before-produced plays of between 12-60 minutes in length and remounting previous favourites. The works of the following PGC members are being produced:

    Revelation by Shirley Barrie

    The Deepest Trench by Chloë Whitehorn

    Over the Edge by Catherine Frid

    My Red Feather Boa by Flora Stohr-Danziger

    For complete...

  • Feb 26, 2013

    The Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy, presented by the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, awards $500 in recognition of exemplary contributions by dramaturgs to the conception, development, and production of theatre, or to educational projects in dramaturgy in the Americas over the past two years (since February 15, 2011).

    Applications are now open, with a deadline of March 15, 2013. Application form, eligibility information, and criteria...

  • Feb 19, 2013

    Playwrights Guild of Canada caught up with PGC member, Darrah Teitel to discuss her controversial historical play The Apology, what it was like to have her first play produced at age 11, and what draws her to playwriting. 

    1) Your play The Apology, about the early sex lives of Mary and Percy Shelley, is being...

  • Feb 12, 2013

    Playwrights Guild of Canada caught up with PGC member, Vern Thiessen to discuss his theatrical adaptation of the novel Of Human Bondage, what inspires his genre-crossing plays, and what originally drew him to playwriting. 

    1) You are currently working on a theatrical...