PGC News

  • Sep 10, 2012

    Playwrights Guild of Canada catches up with PGC member Andrew Kooman to discuss what it takes to put on a play at a Fringe Festival, how Fringe Festivals are like a wonder of Theatre and the challenges of rewriting for a 90 minute format. Andrew's new play She Has A Name...

  • Sep 10, 2012

    Congratulations to PGC's Mieko Ouchi, who has been named 2013 Senior Playwright in Residence at the Banff Colony!

    From their press release:

    Banff Playwrights Colony
    Mieko Ouchi named 2013
Senior Playwright in Residence
    Program director: Brian Quirt
    The Retreat: February 3 - 15, 2013
    The Colony: April 8 - 27, 2013
    Application deadline: September 12, 2012

    The Banff Playwrights Colony is proud to announce that...

  • Sep 5, 2012

    State of Denial is about Sahana, a Turkish Muslim woman in her nineties, who has devoted her life to assisting Armenian survivors of genocide, and about Odette, a twenty something Rwanda-born Canadian filmmaker, who travels to Turkey to investigate stories of genocide. These two women differ in their nationality, ethnicity, religion, cultural background and age – but they have one thing in common: A well-kept personal secret, which if uncovered, will change their life forever...

  • Sep 4, 2012

    Movies have their ‘Oscars’ and Toronto Theatre has it‘s ‘Doras’. PGC will be hosting the inaugural edition of our Annual Awards on October 22nd and all that we’re missing is a catchy name to help honour Canadian playwrights... So, if you’ve got a great suggestion (or two) send them to: for a chance to win a Flip video camera!...

  • Sep 4, 2012

    On behalf of the Board, we'd like to invite PGC members, friends and supporters to join us for the Playwrights Guild of Canada's Annual Awards Event on October 22nd. The event will be hosted by Damien Atkins.

    Thanks to the wonderful generosity of Stage West, we're planning a great celebration, with play readings, hors d'ouevres and a cash bar, as well as a Party Bus that...