PGC News

  • Nov 12, 2012

    Playwrights Guild of Canada caught up with PGC member, Colleen Curran to discuss being included in OLT's 75th anniversary retrospective of its One-Act Play competition, growing up in a family of writers, and her plans for the future.

    1) Your play Mothers of the Year was...

  • Nov 12, 2012

    Last evening, Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Women’s Caucus Chair Sally Stubbs presented the 2012 Bra D’Or Award to Rachel Ditor at Vancouver’s Arts Club. The Bra D’Or is awarded each year to an individual within the theatre community who has actively supported and promoted the work of Canadian women playwrights during their career.

    In nominating Ms. Ditor for the award, Lucia Frangione noted that "… as...

  • Nov 6, 2012

    Playwrights Guild of Canada caught up with PGC member, Lawrence Aronovitch to discuss his recent appointment as Playwright-in-Residence at Ottawa's Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), his most interesting career path from scientist to playwright, and what his plans...

  • Oct 30, 2012

    On the 25th anniversary of “The Anger of Ernest and Ernestina” PGC asked Robert Morgan to look back at the source and history of this iconic work of Canadian theatre which has been produced across Canada and around the world.

    I guess I came by it honestly, my seemingly innate interest in anger. Early on it was as familiar to me as oatmeal porridge and by the age of five both had become staples. My mother made the porridge and my father provided the other. He was...

  • Oct 23, 2012

    Last night, the winners of the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights, New Comedy Award and New Musical Award were announced, at the inaugural Tom Hendry Awards ceremony at Stage West in Mississauga.

    Presented for the best work premiered by a PGC-member in the past year, the 2012 Carol Bolt Award was bestowed on Don Hannah for The Cave Painter. Jury: ...