PGC News

  • May 6, 2013

    Playwrights Guild of Canada caught up with playwright, director, actor and screenwriter Andrew Moodie. He talks about his work interviewing playwrights for the Playwrights Legends Library Project, how acting and playwriting intersect, his love for theatre history, and why he doesn't live by any quotes.

    1. You have conducted a number of interviews with playwrights as part of the Playwrights Legends Library Project. How did you get involved...

  • May 1, 2013

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                            May 1, 2013


    Acclaimed American Playwright David Henry Hwang to give keynote speech at Playwrights Guild of Canada conference on June 1


    Playwrights Guild of...

  • Apr 29, 2013

    GTA2013 Issue of CanRevue, Playwrights Guild of Canada’s bi-monthly e-catalogue of unpublished Canadian plays, is now available for download.

  • Apr 23, 2013

    Mark Leiren-Young is a journalist, playwright and satirist renowned for his work, much of which has addressed themes of censorship. In this POV piece, he reflects on these themes and discusses his play Shylock. Mark will be modering a panel called Censorship vs. Self-Censorship for PGC's upcoming conference, "Theatre of Disapproval".

    An excerpt from his essay:

    '"The man at the back of the theatre shouted that "even free...

  • Apr 4, 2013

    PGC caught up with Winnipeg playwright Daniel Thau-Eleff to talk to him about the role of the playwright at festivals, the business of being a playwright, how "everything is political", and what it's like to write and perform a monologue.

    1. Over the past little while, you've attended various festivals, such as the PuSh Festival in Vancouver, Magnetic North in Calgary and SummerWorks in Toronto. As a playwright, why is it important to attend...