PGC News

  • Jan 19, 2016

    Photo (Left to Right): Lois Fine, Rebecca Burton, and Alicia Payne.
    Photo credit: Rachel Kennedy.

    For Immediate Release

    (TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, January 19 2016) On Monday January 18th, Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Bra D’Or award was presented to Rebecca Burton before the EIT Play Reading Series featuring Lois Fine and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard at No One Writes to the Colonel in Toronto, ON.

    Caroline Russell-King: "I nominate...

  • Jan 11, 2016


    As part of the Canadian Plays in Canadian Communities initiative, we will be posting a monthly map of Canadian plays in Canada. By clicking HERE, you will be able to see the plays that are on stage in you area!

    To submit your Canadian production, please fill out this FORM...

  • Jan 7, 2016

    "As Rod Hayward demonstrated in the December 2015 Playwright's POV article "The Journey of the Great Canadian Script: A Fairy Tale," the journey of a play from conception to production is complex. Getting a play produced by a mid-to-large sized theatre in Canada can feel like an impenetrable challenge for so many talented Canadian playwrights. We've asked five playwrights to share their stories of how their words made it to stages across the country." 

  • Dec 18, 2015


    Jordan Tannahill is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto described by The Toronto Star as ' of Canada's most exciting independant theatre artists'. Through his company Suburban Beast, Jordan writes and directs performances for theatres, galleries, and found spaces. His performances often incorporate extensive multimedia, blend documentary elements with magic realism, and explore themes of queer identity, youth culture,...

  • Dec 16, 2015

    Chloë Whitehorn talks to PGC about Alumnae Theatre, her affinity for taboo love stories and her development as a playwright. 


    Q: How did you get your start as a playwright?


    A: I’d always written in some form and had studied playwriting in school, but had decided I was going to be an actor, so I wasn’t pursuing it. While I was in Kingston and working with a theatre company as an actor, they added a one act play...