PGC News

  • Apr 1, 2010

    By Dave Carley

    Of all the writerly adjectives that could be attached to Helen Weinzweig, ‘prodigious’ is not one of them. Her oeuvre was mighty, but it was also mighty small. Nevertheless, her death in February marked the passing of one of this country’s most inventive writers of fiction, a woman who was a muse and inspiration to many, and a talented writer who was a goad to our received notions of story and character.

    I met Helen in the mid-1980s, when I was the...

  • Mar 15, 2010

    The University of Alberta’s Department of Drama invites applications from established Canadian playwrights for the position of Lee Playwright-In-Residence.

    This innovative residency offers a unique opportunity for a playwright to devote time to their own writing, and to make a significant contribution to new play development within the university and professional theatre community in Edmonton. Terms of reference for the residency stipulate that the writer spends 50%...

  • Mar 10, 2010

    By Gail Nyoka

    For seven days in November, women playwrights from around the world converged on the University of Mumbai for the Eighth Women Playwrights International Conference, an event held tri-annually, each time in a different country.  This year’s conference gave participants an opportunity to see Indian theatre, ancient and modern.  The theme: Liberty and Tolerance.


  • Mar 10, 2010

    By Don Bapst

    I'm guessing everyone in the arts has spent more time discussing "new technology" in the last few years than they ever expected or cared to. At best it's a sore spot…downright overwhelming on a good day. On a bad day, it's just plain scary. Well, at the risk of sounding like a corporate motivation poster, I've finally decided to embrace it. No, I'm not going to pretend I don't miss the days before I needed an iPhone app to fart (pardon my français), but I'm tired...

  • Mar 8, 2010

    On this year's International Women's Day, members of PGC's Women's Caucus took the opportunity to remind theatre companies of the need to produce works by female playwrights.  Scripts by some of Canada's leading writers were sent to the Artistic Directors of Montreal's Centaur Theatre Company, Vancouver Playhouse, and Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto.

    The initiative was picked up and covered in...