PGC News

  • Apr 23, 2013

    Mark Leiren-Young is a journalist, playwright and satirist renowned for his work, much of which has addressed themes of censorship. In this POV piece, he reflects on these themes and discusses his play Shylock. Mark will be modering a panel called Censorship vs. Self-Censorship for PGC's upcoming conference, "Theatre of Disapproval".

    An excerpt from his essay:

    '"The man at the back of the theatre shouted that "even free...

  • Apr 4, 2013

    PGC caught up with Winnipeg playwright Daniel Thau-Eleff to talk to him about the role of the playwright at festivals, the business of being a playwright, how "everything is political", and what it's like to write and perform a monologue.

    1. Over the past little while, you've attended various festivals, such as the PuSh Festival in Vancouver, Magnetic North in Calgary and SummerWorks in Toronto. As a playwright, why is it important to attend...

  • Apr 2, 2013

    Playwright and PGC member Caroline Russell King dives into Rose Scollard's plays and discusses her place in the Canadian theatre landscape.

    “One of the things that needs to be done by women is to explore their dark sides and accept their shadow – throw out the stereotypes, or revitalize them, or bring in new ones. Quite often in doing this you become a bit of a monster. It’s my preference that if women are going to be monsters, they should create...

  • Mar 28, 2013

    Image courtesy of http://tribune.com.pk/story/138434/world-theatre-day/ Image copyright: S. Jamal

    A warm thanks to everyone who participated in our 3rd annual One-Tweet Play Challenge to celebrate World Theatre Day (March 27th)! We had tremendous response, and are truly impressed with everyone's submissions and creativity!...

  • Mar 28, 2013

    March 2013 Issue of CanRevue, Playwrights Guild of Canada’s bi-monthly e-catalogue of unpublished Canadian plays, is now available for download.

      

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