PGC News

  • 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...

  • Jan 19, 2016

    Sarah Quick talks to PGC about her career as a playwright, Globus Theatre, and writing Canadian community theatre.


    Q: How did you get your start as a playwright?


    A: One of my first gigs as a professional actor was touring rural Arts venues and the fringe festival circuit with a company called Eyewitness from Manchester, UK. They performed original, theatrically brilliant scripts that were not only a joy to work on as an actor, but...

  • Jan 19, 2016

    Photo (Left to Right): Lois Fine, Rebecca Burton, and Alicia Payne.
    Photo credit: Rachel Kennedy.

    For Immediate Release

    (TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, January 19 2016) On Monday January 18th, Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Bra D’Or award was presented to Rebecca Burton before the EIT Play Reading Series featuring Lois Fine and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard at No One Writes to the Colonel in Toronto, ON.

    Caroline Russell-King: "I nominate...

  • Jan 11, 2016


    As part of the Canadian Plays in Canadian Communities initiative, we will be posting a monthly map of Canadian plays in Canada. By clicking HERE, you will be able to see the plays that are on stage in you area!

    To submit your Canadian production, please fill out this FORM...

  • Jan 7, 2016

    "As Rod Hayward demonstrated in the December 2015 Playwright's POV article "The Journey of the Great Canadian Script: A Fairy Tale," the journey of a play from conception to production is complex. Getting a play produced by a mid-to-large sized theatre in Canada can feel like an impenetrable challenge for so many talented Canadian playwrights. We've asked five playwrights to share their stories of how their words made it to stages across the country."