PGC News

  • Jul 22, 2013


    Looking for a cool place to write this summer? For those moments when the coffee shop proves too distracting, writing at home feels isolating, and it’s burning hot outside, Playwrights Guild of Canada invites you to use the Writing Desk, located at the PGC office in historic 401 Richmond St W, Suite 350. PGC provides playwrights a beautiful, air-conditioned, and quiet space to work.

    Members can pre-book the Writing Desk for free by contacting...

  • Jul 8, 2013

    Playwrights Guild of Canada catches up with Hamilton-based playwright and Southern Ontario caucus rep Stephen Near. Stephen talks about community theatres and the unique opportunities and challenges they afford, fringe festivals, and how he got into playwriting.

    1. During the AGM on June 2nd in Toronto, you raised an important question about the relationship between playwrights and community theatres. Have you ever worked with a community theatre? If so, tell...

  • Jul 3, 2013

    "As playwrights, we have a natural inclination to distrust technology (never mind that we almost all work exclusively on laptops). There is some romantic notion associating the organic with the writing process."

    Matthew Heiti writes in this latest POV issue about the meeting and clash of writing and technology. What happens when you take one handful of playwrights and another handful of creators of technology and throw them in a room together for several days?


  • Jul 3, 2013

    Are you going to a fringe show this summer? Want the chance to win an awesome Flip Video Camera? This contest is open to everyone. To enter,

    1) Print off the PGC poster attached below
    2) Have your friend or someone else take a picture of you holding it at a fringe show. You can stand on the stage, with the playwright or actors, in front of the venue, or with the fringe signage. Extra...

  • Jul 2, 2013