Uncategorized https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/taxonomy/term/41/all en PGC's 2017 Summer Book Sale is on now! https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/pgcs-2017-summer-book-sale-now <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="600" alt="" src="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/sites/default/files/general-promo_23270711_ae8cea6e5330d32aa76ae92a08275cc9050fe70b.png?1499271396" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Boost your summer reading by buying great plays! We&#39;ve put together themed packages of plays at great prices for our Summer Book Sale.</p> <p>Keep checking back throughout the summer as we add more lists of curated bundles of discounted scripts, books, and hybrid script-book combos! We&#39;ll be using some of last year&#39;s popular catagories, such as Audition Pieces, All Women Casts, and Judge Me By My Title... and introducing categories that support representation of Canada&#39;s diverse voices!</p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/pgcs-2017-summer-book-sale-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:22:04 +0000 ainsleeB 15877 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca Save the Date: PGC Day of Workshops and AGM https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/save-date-pgc-day-workshops-and-agm <p><a href="http://pgoc.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/dayofwrkshpssavethedate.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-484" title="dayofwrkshpssavethedate" src="http://pgoc.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/dayofwrkshpssavethedate.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="582" /></a>Pl</p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/save-date-pgc-day-workshops-and-agm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Wed, 02 Feb 2011 20:54:47 +0000 57 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca URGENT: Creative Communities Public Consultation https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/urgent-creative-communities-public-consultation <p>Please consider attending one of these 2 sessions! It is so crucial for our voices to be heard at these consultations as they will be discussing the development of a culture plan for Toronto for the NEXT 4 YEARS.</p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/urgent-creative-communities-public-consultation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Wed, 02 Feb 2011 15:51:12 +0000 56 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca Theatre Day 2011 https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/theatre-day-2011 <p><strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Canada’s Theatre Day Message 2011</strong></p> <p><strong>World Theatre Day/La Journée Mondiale du Théâtre</strong></p> <p><strong>March 27 mars</strong><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Written by Michel Ouellette and translated by Linda Gaboriau</em></p> <p>Nous vivons dans un monde pressé qui nous presse de presser le pas. Allons, plus vite! Bougeons! Grouillons!</p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/theatre-day-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:14:44 +0000 54 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca PGC presents ... The Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/pgc-presents-carol-bolt-award-playwrights <p>Guidelines and application form for the <strong>Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights</strong> are now available.  </p> <p>The winner of this prestigious award will receive $3000 AND the option to be published by Playwrights Canada Press.</p> <p>The Deadline for submission is June 30, 2011.</p> <p>For more information contact Robin at <a href="mailto:robin@playwrightsguild.ca">robin@playwrightsguild.ca</a></p> <p><a href="http://pgoc.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/carol_bolt.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-455" title="Carol Bolt" src="http://pgoc.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/carol_bolt.jpg" alt="" width="199" /></a></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/sites/default/files/Carol_Bolt_Form_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=78240">Carol_Bolt_Form.pdf</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/pgc-presents-carol-bolt-award-playwrights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:20:04 +0000 53 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca Interview With Writers of The Mill https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/interview-writers-mill <p>Damien Atkins' <em>The Mill Part 4: Ash </em>is the final installment in Theatrefront's award-winning play cycle set in the fictional frontier town of Brody.  We asked some of the writers for their thoughts on <em>The Mill</em>, and the nature of collaborating with other playwrights on a multi-part series.</p> <p><strong>PGC: How did <em>The Mill</em> originate, and what was the inspiration for your contribution?</strong></p> <p><strong>Damien Atkins: </strong><em>The Mill</em> started with Matt MacFadzean and Daryl Cloran, who wanted to create a piece of serialized theatre, something audiences would get hooked on and come back to over and over. They conceived of a four part epic, and asked Tara and Hannah and I to work with them. It took us a while to figure out how to collaborate on a project on this - how to achieve a cohesiveness in the story but also give us all room to contribute something to the project. Finally, Matt decided to write a four part poem that addressed some of the thematic/tonal elements he wanted to see in the story. We took the poem away, spent some time with it, and we were all asked to pick one part of the poem. In what I can only describe as a fantastic piece of good luck, we all chose different parts of the poem. I gravitated to the final segment, which was called <em>Ash</em>.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/interview-writers-mill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:07:31 +0000 52 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca Writing Workshop for Actors and Writers (Toronto) https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/writing-workshop-actors-and-writers-toronto <p><strong>Theatre InspiraTo and New York Theatre Intensives</strong></p> <p><strong>Presents ...</strong></p> <p><em><strong>The Drive of a Ten-Minute Play: A Writing Workshop for Actors and Writers</strong></em></p> <p><strong>With ...</strong></p> <p><strong>Susan Merson (<a href="http://www.susanmerson.com" title="www.susanmerson.com">www.susanmerson.com</a>)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/writing-workshop-actors-and-writers-toronto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:57:50 +0000 51 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca Upcoming Readings: January/February/March 2011 https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/upcoming-readings-januaryfebruarymarch-2011 <p><strong>January</strong></p> <p><em><strong>25</strong></em> Gary Kirkham at Tyndale University College (Toronto, ON) @ 6.30 PM</p> <p><em><strong>27</strong></em> Rex Deverell at The Assembly Hall (Toronto,ON) @ 7.00 PM</p> <p><em><strong>30</strong></em> Colleen Curran at The Performing Arts Lodge (Toronto, ON) @ 2.30 PM</p> <p><strong>February</strong></p> <p><em><strong>07</strong></em> Damien Atkins at The University of Regina (Regina, SK)</p> <p><em><strong>16 </strong></em>Morris Panych at Theatre Books (Toronto, ON)</p> <p><em><strong>22</strong></em> Dale Lakevold at Aqua Books (Winnipeg, MB)</p> <p><strong>March</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/upcoming-readings-januaryfebruarymarch-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:08:22 +0000 50 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca TheatreBooks presents ... Linda Griffiths https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/theatrebooks-presents-linda-griffiths <p><a href="http://pgoc.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/theatrebooksflyer.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-427" title="TheatrebooksFLYER" src="http://pgoc.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/theatrebooksflyer.jpg?w=231" alt="" width="231" height="300" /></a><br /> TheatreBooks in partnership with Playwrights Guild of Canada invites you to join multi-award winning Playwright Linda Griffiths as she reads from her collected works. The readings will be followed by a question and answer period and an opportunity to mingle with the artist.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>TheatreBooks - 11 St.</p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/theatrebooks-presents-linda-griffiths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:52:39 +0000 47 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca PGC Members' Playwright Readings & Play Productions https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/pgc-members-playwright-readings-play-productions <p>Mark your calendars:</p> <p><strong>Playwright Readings </strong></p> <p>All of the following readings are free.</p> <p>January 17th - 8 pm - <strong>Clem Martini </strong>at the University of Regina, Regina</p> <p>January 17th - <strong>Sandra Dempsey</strong> - 3 Readings in Strathmore, AB, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Strathmore Seniors Drop-In Centre, and the Strathmore Municipal Library</p> <p>January 19th - 7 pm - <strong>Linda Griffiths</strong> at TheatreBooks, Toronto</p> <p>January 25th - 6:30 pm - <strong>Gary Kirkham</strong> at Tyndale University College,<br /> Toronto, ON</p> <p>January 27th - 7 pm - <strong>Re</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/pgc-members-playwright-readings-play-productions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member News Uncategorized Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:11:53 +0000 46 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca Two New Jobs at 215 Spadina Ave https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/two-new-jobs-215-spadina-ave <p>There are currently <strong>two</strong> salaried positions available at the theatre offices of Playwrights Guild of Canada and Theatre Ontario, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 210.</p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/two-new-jobs-215-spadina-ave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:27:38 +0000 45 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca David French https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/david-french <p><a href="http://pgoc.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/470_david_french1.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-393 alignleft" title="470_david_french" src="http://pgoc.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/470_david_french1.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="168" /></a></p> <p><strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><em><strong> </strong></em><strong><em> </em></strong><em> </em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/david-french" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:39:16 +0000 43 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca Playwrights Canada Press Launches “Reading Carol Bolt” https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/playwrights-canada-press-launches-%E2%80%9Creading-carol-bolt%E2%80%9D <p>Join Playwrights Canada Press and editor Cynthia Zimmerman in celebrating the release of “Reading Carol Bolt”, a collection of plays by a seminal Canadian writer. Carol Bolt was instrumental in starting the Playwrights<br /> Guild of Canada and creating a foundation for the professional playwright in this country. Hear a reading and commemorate Carol’s life and work.</p> <p>The event will take place on Monday December 6, at Factory Theatre (Toronto) in their mainspace lobby at 7pm and is hosted by Paul Ledoux.</p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/playwrights-canada-press-launches-%E2%80%9Creading-carol-bolt%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:03:39 +0000 42 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca Writers' Rights Coalition on Bill C-32: Brief https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/writers-rights-coalition-bill-c-32-brief <p><strong>BRIEF</strong><br /> <strong>To the Ministers of Industry and Heritage Regarding The Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-32)</strong></p> <p><strong>Who Are We?</strong><br /> A coalition of English-language national writers’ organizations, including the Canadian Authors Association and the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers, the League of Canadian Poets, the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada, the Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Professional Writers<br /> Association of Canada and The Writers’ Union of Canada has come together to make our views known about the Copyright Modernization Act currently before Parliament. We do not speak for Quebec francophone writers but we share concerns about Bill C-32.</p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/writers-rights-coalition-bill-c-32-brief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:22:04 +0000 41 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca Playwrights Guild of Canada Proudly Announces the Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/playwrights-guild-canada-proudly-announces-carol-bolt-award-playwrights <p>Playwrights Guild of Canada is pleased to announce that as of 2010, it will be assuming the administration of the Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights. Playwrights Guild of Canada, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and Playwrights Canada Press will each be contributing to this year’s award. The prize will include $3,000 plus an opportunity to be published by Playwrights Canada Press.</p> <p><a href="https://www.playwrightsguild.ca/news/playwrights-guild-canada-proudly-announces-carol-bolt-award-playwrights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uncategorized Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:50:48 +0000 40 at https://www.playwrightsguild.ca