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Advocating, Supporting
& Building the Playwright
Community Since 1972

We’re a registered national arts service association mandated to advance the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights, promote Canadian plays nationally and internationally, and foster an active, evolving community of writers for the stage.

Our Lenses


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.


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.


Giving 900+ 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


Featured Playwright of the Month

Rahul Varma

From the Canadian Writers Summit, to writing politically, to his own experiences in the theatre industry, Rahul Varma shared all with us in this latest interview.

Based in Montreal, QC, Rahul Varma is a skilled and experienced playwright with over 10 plays in his portfolio. He is the current Artistic Director and co-founder of Teesri Duniya Theatre as well as a member of the editorial board of His has plays written in both Hindi and Enlgish, with the majority of his work focusing on themes of politics and human rights.

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