PGC News

  • Mar 8, 2016

    "Getting a play produced on a national scale can seem like an insurmountable challenge for so many talented Canadian playwrights. As part of 2016’s Playwrights POV article series, we’ve asked eight playwrights (including two playwriting teams) whose plays have had multiple productions across Canada to share their stories of how their work has captured national interest."

  • Mar 7, 2016

    Haley McGee talks to PGC about her solo shows, touring internationally, and her multifaceted approach to theatre. 

     

    Q: You studied acting at Ryerson University before transitioning your focus to theatre creation. How does your acting training influence your playwriting? What drew you to playwriting?

     

    A: Well, I still work primarily as an actor, and mostly in new plays by Canadian writers. But I am trying to strike a balance...

  • Feb 29, 2016

    Alexis Diamond talks to PGC about Composite Theatre Company, the challenges of writing diverse styles of work (historical, musicals/opera, translation), and gives advice for emerging playwrights.

     

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

     

    A: When I was four, I narrated a story to my mother. I described the characters, the producer, the director, the actors... I did not know the words for these roles, but I knew what they were and...

  • Feb 29, 2016

    About Nicolas Billon 

    Nic’s stage work has been produced across Canada, as well as New York, Chicago, and Paris. His triptych Fault Lines garnered the 2013 Governor-General’s Award for Drama.
    He recently adapted his play, The Elephant Song, into a feature film for which he won a Canadian Screen Award and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award.
    His latest play, Butcher, has been produced in 7 cities across North America since its...

  • Feb 29, 2016

    Here is our bi-monthly Special Edition CanRevue. This month we compiled a list of audition pieces, specifically for women's roles. Let all of your acting pals know about this catalogue. It's very handy to have a couple of Canadian monologues on hand for auditions! Click HERE for view the Special Edition CanRevue online.

    Stay tuned for April's...

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