PGC News

  • Dec 17, 2012

    Photo: WGC Executive Director Maureen Parker (left) and Colleen Murphy (right).

    On a festive night in Toronto at the Writers Guild of Canada's (WGC) Holiday Party, hundreds of screenwriters and friends gathered to celebrate the holiday season, as well as to mark the occasion with the awarding of the annual Sondra Kelly Award.

    Sondra Kelly was a founding member of the guild, and served on the WGC Council for eight years. The Award, in her...

  • Dec 12, 2012

    Chantal Bilodeau's award-winning play, Sila, has been named one of ten finalists for the Woodward International Playwriting Prize, to be awarded by the University of New Hampshire in February 2013. The play is the first of her Arctic Cycle, and follows the story of seven characters — a climate scientist, an Inuit activist and her daughter, two Canadian Coast Guard officers, an Inuit...

  • Dec 5, 2012

    For the sixth time, the Embassy of Canada and the Québec Government Office held the “New
    Plays From Canada” competition, looking for dramatic writing that would also appeal to Germanspeaking

    152 plays in English and 62 in French were submitted, all of which written in the last three years.
    Some had already premiered, whereas others are still to be discovered. As in the previous years, the
    variety of topics addressed was impressive, as was the...

  • Dec 3, 2012

    Playwrights Guild of Canada has just learned that playwright and PGC-founding member Tom Hendry (1929-2012) passed away over the weekend. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time of mourning.

    In memory of his many achievements, PGC will be collecting personal remembrances and condolences from our members and friends, which we will then compile and send to his family.

    If you are interested in adding your voice, please send your message to:...

  • Nov 30, 2012

    November 2012 Issue of CanRevue, Playwrights Guild of Canada’s bi-monthly e-catalogue of unpublished Canadian plays, is now available for download.