PGC News

  • Sep 16, 2016

    Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) proudly announces the short lists for its 2016 Tom Hendry Awards. The short lists for the Carol Bolt Award, the RBC Emerging Playwright Award, as well as the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy & Musical Awards were released on September 16 by their respective juries.


    You can view the press release by opening up the pdf below. 


  • Sep 9, 2016


    Andrea Scott is a professional actor, playwright & producer who, after completing a year in the Obsidian Theatre Playwright Unit, saw her play Eating Pomegranates Nakedaccepted into the SummerWorks Performance Festival where it won the RBC Arts Professional award, named Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Production. She was commissioned by Mixed Company Theatre to write Frenemies, a TYA play which toured in 2014...

  • Sep 8, 2016

     About Colleen Murphy

    In 2014, Colleen won the Carol Bolt Award for her play Pig Girl.  Her play The December Man (L’homme de décembre)won the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, the CAA/Carol Bolt Award and the Enbridge Playwrights Award.  Other plays include Armstrong’s War, The Goodnight Bird, Beating Heart Cadaver(nominated for a 1999 Governor General’s Literary Award...

  • Aug 30, 2016

    Every other month PGC releases a play catalogue with a specific theme or focus - The Special Edition CanRevue. This month, we bring you plays written by PGC members from the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Read this CanRevue HERE.


    You can look forward to the next Regional Special Edition CanRevue in the November!


    You can download a pdf...

  • Aug 25, 2016



    This online interactive workshop will cover the basic fundamentals of adapting plays to film scripts.


    Since this two-hour workshop is designed for Guild dramatists, we will refer only briefly to specific plays, instead prioritizing most of the session on dissecting select scenes of films to highlight the major differences between writing scripts for cinema and for theatre....