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Our stages might be dark, but our playwrights still burst with activity! Click on the image to see PGC's weekly round up events.

Our Lenses

Promotion

Bringing playwrights out from behind the curtain

We help playwrights build stronger connections with each other and the theatre community at large, by highlighting their work and creating more opportunities for them. We also design and facilitate networks where playwrights can come together to share their work.

Protection

Securing codes of practice for playwrights

We educate playwrights on their rights, and build capacities focused on strengthening political and cultural awareness across the community. We also create mechanisms to protect creative content and take action against infringement.

Pluralism

Giving 850+ playwrights voice and visibility

We work to create more visibility and representation for women, people of colour, people with disabilities, indigenous and LGBTQ+ playwrights in theatre, and provide them with a safe and supportive community. With this lens, we design our services for greater inclusion and accessibility.

“We need to stand up as writers for the stage–as playwrights–as artists who could not merely work within a nascent Canadian theatre, but as the creators of the theatre.” – Carol Bolt

Happenings

Featured Playwright of the Month

Janet Munsil

Janet Munsil is a playwright and the former producer/artistic director of Intrepid Theatre in Victoria (1992–2016). Her plays have been produced internationally by theatres including the National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, ATP, Tarragon, Touchstone, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Citizen’s (Glasgow), The Arts Club Stanley Theatre, Persephone, and the Soho Theatre in London’s West End. Her play That Elusive Spark was a finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards. She teaches playwriting at the University of Victoria as a sessional instructor, and is the Instigator of the Canadian Play Thing (plaything.ca), which she operates from her home on Lkwungen territory/Victoria BC.

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Playwrights Guild of Canada honours and acknowledges the territory upon which our office resides, the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Métis, and the Anishinabek, including the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. We recognize and respect all recorded and unrecorded Nations who cared for this land of Tkaronto, meaning “Where the Trees Meet the Water.” PGC is grateful for the opportunity to protect and care for the stories of this community, which is the home to many indigenous people from across Turtle Island.

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