PGC News

  • Dec 15, 2010

    Mark your calendars:

    Playwright Readings

    All of the following readings are free.

    January 17th - 8 pm - Clem Martini at the University of Regina, Regina

    January 17th - Sandra Dempsey - 3 Readings in Strathmore, AB, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Strathmore Seniors Drop-In Centre, and the Strathmore Municipal Library

    January 19th - 7 pm - Linda Griffiths at TheatreBooks, Toronto


  • Dec 13, 2010

    There are currently two salaried positions available at the theatre offices of Playwrights Guild of Canada and Theatre Ontario, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 210. These positions are funded by the City’s Investing In Neighbourhoods programme and potential applicants should review those criteria at, and apply through, this website:

    Please register here:


  • Dec 10, 2010

    For the fifth year running, the Embassy of Canada, in close cooperation with the Québec Government Office, held the competition “New Plays From Canada”. Material was sought that would also appeal to an audience outside Canada.

    46 plays in English and 40 in French were submitted, all of which had been written within the last three years. While some had already premiered, others were still undiscovered. As in the previous competitions, the diversity of subject matter was impressive, as...

  • Dec 6, 2010







    Lifetime Member David French passed away on December 5th at...

  • Nov 23, 2010

    Join Playwrights Canada Press and editor Cynthia Zimmerman in celebrating the release of “Reading Carol Bolt”, a collection of plays by a seminal Canadian writer. Carol Bolt was instrumental in starting the Playwrights
    Guild of Canada and creating a foundation for the professional playwright in this country. Hear a reading and commemorate Carol’s life and work.

    The event will take place on Monday December 6, at Factory Theatre (Toronto) in their mainspace lobby at 7pm and is...