For Immediate Release
(TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, October 4, 2011) Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC), in partnership with Stage West Theatre Restaurants, proudly announces two new national playwriting awards.
Through the generous support of Stage West Theatre Restaurants
, Playwrights Guild of Canada will administer an award for Best New Comedy
($5000) and Best New Musical
($5000) written by a member of PGC.
Robin Sokoloski, Executive Director of PGC said, "These two new awards will be great opportunities for Canadian playwrights, and will help raise the status of comedy and musical writing for the stage in this country. Howard Pechet, Executive Producer of Stage West is certainly a champion for strengthening a healthy and vibrant Canadian arts sector".
Guidelines and applications forms will be made available in January 2012, along with information on PGC's Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights and PGC's Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition.
Stage West Theatre Restaurant is Canada's premier dinner theatre destination. Since the opening of its first restaurant in 1975 Stage West has proven that it is indeed "Dramatically Different" from other restaurant/hotel chains by staging dynamic and thoroughly entertaining musicals and comedies. With locations in Calgary and Mississauga the Las Vegas style theatre offers a great view from every seat in the house, combined with their award-winning buffet. For more information on Stage West go to www.stagewest.com
Playwrights Guild of Canada is a national arts service organization mandated to advance the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights, promote Canadian plays nationally and internationally, and foster an active, evolving community of writers for the stage.