PGC News

  • Nov 27, 2015

    Damien Atkins’ play Lucy explores the challenges in raising a child with autism, and the newfound love between a mother and her estranged daughter.

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  • Nov 26, 2015

    November 2015 Issue of CanRevue, Playwrights Guild of Canada’s bi-monthly e-catalogue of unpublished Canadian plays, is now available for download.  Enjoy!  In this issue you'll find 8 Dramas, 8 Comedies, 2 Comedic Dramas, 1 Adventure and 1 Farce.

  • Nov 24, 2015

    Peter Boychuk talks to PGC about finding inspiration for his plays, the impact of research on his playwriting, and the importance of writing Canadian stories for Canadian Theatre. 


    Q: You studied acting at Studio 58 before largely switching your focus to playwriting. How does your acting training influence your playwriting? What drew you to playwriting?


    A: I find it enormously helpful to have had experience as an actor when...

  • Nov 24, 2015

    John Spurway talks to PGC about how he became a playwright, as well as the rewards and the challenges faced by emerging Canadian playwrights.


    Q: How did you get your start as a playwright? What inspired you to write?


    A: Prior to 1999, I had always worked in business administration, the natural career choice for any graduate biologist. But I enjoyed writing, and in my off time had written a few slice-of-life stories, some of which...

  • Nov 16, 2015

    The Director/Playwright Exchange is an initiative of PGC, inspired and brought to us by the Dramatists Guild of America. For this event, ten directors and ten playwrights will gather together. Participants will have the opportunity to talk briefly about what kind of work inspires them, and how they like to collaborate artistically, the purpose being to encourage networking opportunities with other practitioners, and to forge new working relationships.

    The Exchange will be...