PGC News

  • Oct 25, 2017

    Our Tom Hendry Awards Silent Auction is available online until Sunday October 29th at 9:30pm. We have an amazing amount of packages for your to bid on and definitely something for everyone. Check out the online auction here.

    Some highlights include:

    • A stay for two at the Auberge Saint-Antoine in Old Quebec City
    • ...
  • Oct 20, 2017

    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.


    Date: November 20th...

  • Oct 2, 2017

    Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) proudly announces the shortlists for its 2017 Tom Hendry Awards. The shortlists for the Carol Bolt Award, the RBC Emerging Playwright Award, the Robert Beardsley Award as well as the Stage West Pechet Comedy & Musical Awards have been released by their respective juries.

    Watch THIS VIDEO to see the 2017 Tom Hendry Awards Short List.

    PDF of full press release with synopses and...

  • Sep 29, 2017

    Our Special Edition of CanadianPlaysOutNow! features war plays... no one will ever ask "But what's at stake?" when reading these scripts. This collection deals with the whole spectrum of wartime experiences: soldiers, their families living with the tension, historical accounts of women contributing, the children who grow up with wartime memories and the grandchildren processing their heritage. With a handful of comedies to give dimension to a drama-heavy catalogue, this...

  • Sep 29, 2017

    At PGC, we run programs to nurture emerging playwrights and many of our members are active in this drama festival. Along with most of you, we were very concerned
    when it was announced they would need to seek new sponsorship.

    We solicited stories from our students and educators,
    on how this festival had affected your lives - both in high school and beyond.

    With a new sponsor soon to be announced, we'd like to share some of
    the touching stories received during...