PGC News

  • Oct 17, 2016

    The Playwrights Guild of Canada has just launched a brand new resource

    Have you had trouble finding and purchasing Canadian Plays? 

    Does your community theatre company or school want to perform a Canadian Play but cannot figuring out where to obtain the amateur performance rights? 

    Look no further! This online presentation will walk you through everything! 

    The presentation comes complete with links which quickly and...

  • Oct 11, 2016

    The Director/Playwright Exchange is an initiative of PGC, inspired and brought to us by the Dramatists Guild of America. For this event, ten directors and ten playwrights will gather together. Participants will have the opportunity to talk briefly about what kind of work inspires them, and how they like to collaborate artistically, the purpose being to encourage networking opportunities with other practitioners, and to forge new working relationships.



  • Oct 5, 2016

    Playwrights Guild of Canada, in partnership with Theatre Ontario, is starting a new monthly campaign called, The Canadian Play Recognition Awards. This is part of a larger initiative at PGC called the "Canadian Plays in Canadian Communities". The online, recognition campaign aims to celebrate and recognize theatres that are producing Canada plays while inspiring other companies to...

  • Oct 4, 2016

    About Beth Graham

    Beth Graham is a playwright and an actor. She was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and grew up in Cochrane, Alberta. She relocated to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta’s BFA acting program and has lived there ever since.

    Her most recent play, The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, was a finalist for the 2015 Governor General’s Award and received the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award. The...

  • Oct 3, 2016

    Running away from a blank page? Learn how to get past Writer's Block!

    A blank page has the potential of being the most terrifying thing that a writer can face. Many writers have confessed to cleaning their houses or taking care of some other neglected task rather than sit down and face that taunting cursor. How do we get past this? Is writers’ block even real?

    Marcia Johnson doesn’t believe in writers’ block. She does however...