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Playwrights Guild of Canada is looking for a new Executive Director.

Apply by October 30th! View job posting HERE.

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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

Jennifer Wynne Webber

Jennifer Wynne Webber is an award-winning playwright who writes in multiple genres and who has also worked as a television journalist, professional actor, dramaturge, and video producer. Her first book was a novel called Defying Gravity. Scirocco Drama has published two of her plays: Beside Myself and With Glowing Hearts: How Ordinary Women Worked Together to Change the World (And Did). Her play, White Lies, was published in the literary journal, Ryga and, under its former title Whistling at the Northern Lights, was also selected as one of Canada’s top five plays for Neue Theaterstücke aus Kanada, a Berlin-based Canada-Germany theatre export program. Two of Jennifer’s plays have also received Off-Broadway staged readings. Jennifer has a degree in History from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

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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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