PGC News

  • Mar 8, 2010

    By Shirley Barrie

    I spent my early theatrical years in England in the 70’s & 80’s when plays with a decided political agenda had a growing, if sometimes controversial, prominence.  I was the associate artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre, and in the early 80’s we were dubbed Dykes on Trikes in some circles because we had the audacity to present a women’s season including a play titled Red Door Without a Bolt.  Although I don’t always write political plays, I...

  • Mar 2, 2010

    Sky GilbertPlaywright Sky Gilbert

    Is the reluctance to produce challenging work leading to a crisis in Canadian theatre?  Sky Gilbert believes so.  In this essay, drawing from his own experiences and observations, Sky examines the threat to theatrical vitality that’s created when...

  • Feb 22, 2010

    Playwrights Guild of Canada is so incredibly proud of its national youth arts program, Uth Ink, pronounced "youth ink".

    Uth Ink has given youth in twelve different communities across the country an amazing opportunity to work with professional artists to write, recite and record three minute plays about where they live.

    In South Etobicoke, one young playwright has taken a park in the neighbourhood and transformed it into a toxic wasteland that gives people special powers.

  • Feb 22, 2010

    RS: Tell us about your artistic involvement in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and why you chose to become involved in this major event.

    TP: The Olympics. Six short months ago, I would never have dreamed that I would be involved in this, or any other major sporting event. However, CODE (Cultural Olympics Digital Edition) put out a call for short movies with the theme, 'Human Body in Motion". I saw this invitation in a local e-newsletter from 'On Screen...

  • Feb 19, 2010

    This site is the new home for all of the news from Playwrights Guild of Canada. Posted here you will find news and articles about playwriting and Canadian theatre, profiles and interviews with PGC members, updates from PGC's regional caucus members, member news and achievements, notices about the Uth Ink program, and much more.

    PGC News will also be where readers can find much of the content previously offered in CanPlay magazine. If you are a PGC member and would like to contribute...