PGC News

  • Jan 20, 2015

    (photo credit: Mary McCain)

     

    "My voice in the room as an artist was equally as valuable as that of the pharamceutical juggernauts who desperately wanted to kill the bill. They had the power of corporate interests; I had the power of story."

    Kat Lanteigne is an actor, writer and producer. Her advocacy work with her play Tainted played an important role in the passing of a landmark law. 

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  • Jan 9, 2015

    Playwrights and the Public Lending Rights Commission

    I represent the PGC as a member of the Public Lending Rights Commission.

    In case you didn't memorize my last PLR Update: The PLR is a Canada Council for the Arts Program that pays out about $9.7M dollars to writers every year- it's compensation for lost sales arising from our books being available in libraries. (We are providing a benefit to the public.)

    It's free to sign up for the PLR...

  • Jan 7, 2015

    Featured Playwright Q & A with Jordan Hall

    Playwrights Guild of Canada catches up with Jordan Hall to discuss her award winning play Kayak, her process, and YouTube in this instalment of Featured Playwright.

    jordanhall.ca

    Q: Your play, Kayak, which won the 2010 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Competition, has been described as “a genuine, entertaining, and emotional trip across...

  • Jan 7, 2015

    Featured Playwright Q & A with Patti Flather

    Patti Flather discusses being a playwright, managing artistic director of Gwaandak Theatre, and how life in the Yukon has inspired her work.

    http://www.gwaandaktheatre.com/

    Q: You are currently based in Whitehorse, YT. Could you describe what the theatre scene is like in the Yukon?  Are there any particular themes that you like to explore in your...

  • Jan 7, 2015

    Mary H. Baldridge, a founding member of Playwrights Guild of Canada, reads from Land Warrior. It is a powerful anti-war play, told from a wife's point of view. When her husband returns, bringing the war- and the ghosts of war- home with him, she becomes, inevitably, a victim of collateral damage. 

    To view, click here.