PGC News

  • Mar 19, 2013

    Playwrights Guild of Canada caught up with playwright, director and actor Trina Davies. She talks about the tremendous critical success of her play The Romeo Initiative, the grand historical settings behind her stories, the characters she creates and has fallen in love with, and what she is working on currently. 

    1. The Romeo Initiative was nominated for the 2012 Governor General’s Drama Award. When you set out to writing the play...

  • Mar 13, 2013


    World Theatre Day 2013 – Canadian Message

    By Micheline Chevrier

    I love a great story.

    As far as I can remember, everything I have ever learned, and that has mattered to me, I have learned through storytelling. And I have learned much by being told and telling stories through theatre.

    My earliest memory of theatre is when I went to see Charbonneau et le Chef, a play...

  • Mar 12, 2013

    PGC member Marion de Vries has been appointed the next Artistic Director of the Blyth Festival. "Making the choice of one person from a short list of people with superb skills and experience was an excruciatingly difficult task, so now, with this decision happily behind us, the Blyth Festival's Board of Directors is looking forward to the exciting years that lie ahead, with Marion as our Artistic Director," says Wendy Hoernig, Board President.

    Marion will join in August...

  • Mar 7, 2013

    PGC member Frank Canino is organizing a series of play readings with political and religious themes which most theatres can't take on. The series is called "Bloody Sunday and Then Monday (Plays You Won't See Anywhere Else)". The readings - just actors with a script - will take place @ Buffalo East, 1412 Main near Utica Street, on April 14 and 15. There is no admission charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    His play 16671, about a young seminarian...

  • Mar 4, 2013

    In celebration of International Women's Day, playwright Colleen Murphy has written an article called "Who's Counting? Playing Hockey with the Boys".

    "We are writing the classics of the future. There will be a lot of good plays, a few great plays, and probably a lot of not-so-good plays, but the point is we must write them - one after another - creating drama, flooding the market, taking audiences around the world to places they have never been...