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PGC has switched to a new membership processing system. There is no longer a member login. To complete a payment (new and/or renewals), scroll down to “Pay Online” and “Other” (for the application form) found near the bottom of this page.

If you wish to pay over the phone, please contact our Office Manager at #416-703-0201. Please note: There is no login area. Please be sure to check the Events and Opportunities section of the menu for a wealth of news and information.

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When you become a PGC member, you get an entire team behind you that works with and for you to support, promote and protect both you and your dramatic works. Let us take care of the business-side of playwriting for you, so that you can focus on the writing. Learn about the benefits below and join our growing community.

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Full Membership

Features

  • Use of PGC/PACT negotiated production contracts;
  • Use of PGC independent contracts;
  • Access to the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society RRSP investment plan and the Writer’s Coalition Health Insurance Program;
  • Guidance on contracts, negotion, publishing,  copyright, artists’ rights, and more;
  • The sale and international distribution of your plays (both published and unpublished);
  • Access to PlayConnect Reading program;
  • Inclusion in special PGC features, such as Craft Bites and Playwright of the Month;
  • Receipt of CanScene, PGC’s monthly e-newsletter, which includes important news for playwrights, information on calls for submissions, residencies, workshops, and other opportunities;
  • Promotion and distribution of plays through PGC’s Copyscript and Stage Ready
    Programs, sold through our online bookstore, the Canadian Play Outlet (CPO);
  • Administration of amateur production rights, if desired;
  • Access to grants, submissions, and job postings;
  • Access to professional development opportunities, including workshops and webinars and other events;
    • Eligibility for the Tom Hendry Awards;
    • Promotion of your work through PGC’s publications and social media channels;
    • Subscription to the monthly membership newsletter;
    • A member profile on the PGC website;
    • Information on all PGC events
    • The ability to stand for office on PGC’s Board, National Forum and various committees;
    • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting;

Eligibility

PGC’s full membership is open to individuals who fulfill at least one of the following criteria:

  • You have written, collectively written, adapted, or translated a play, musical book, or libretto that was produced by a professional theatre, or by a company or festival that receives funding from a municipal, provincial, territorial, or national arts-funding body for a full-length run.

OR

  • You have written, collectively written, adapted, or translated a play, musical book, or libretto for which the work’s production met all of the following criteria:
    • the decision to present the work was made by a jury of professional peers or an artistic director;
    • the play was presented for a minimum of six performances;
    • the production was open to the public, tickets were sold, and the playwright was paid (shares are an acceptable form of payment).
$155+ HST
($175.15)
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Student Membership

  • Use of PGC independent contracts;
  • Access to PGC/PACT contracts and information;
  • Receipt of CanScene, PGC’s monthly membership newsletter, which includes important news for playwrights, such as calls for submissions, residencies, workshops, and other opportunities;
  • Promotion of your work through the CPO, PGC’s social media channels, and publications;
  • Access to professional development opportunities, including workshops and webinars and other events;
  • Eligible for the Tom Hendry Awards;
  • Information on all PGC events.

If you’re currently attending an academic institution, you can become a student member of PGC.

$20 +HST
($22.60 )
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Supporting Membership

  • Use of PGC independent contracts;
  • Access to PGC/PACT contracts and information;
  • Receipt of CanScene, PGC’s monthly membership newsletter, which includes important news for playwrights, such as calls for submissions, residencies, workshops, and other opportunities;
  • Promotion of your work through the CPO, PGC’s social media channels, and publications;
  • Access to professional development opportunities, including workshops and webinars and other events;
  • Eligible for the Tom Hendry Awards;
  • Information on all PGC events.

This membership package is designed for individuals who do not qualify for full membership.

$35 + HST
($39.55)
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Estate Membership

  • Use of PGC/PACT negotiated contracts;
  • Use of PGC independent contracts;
  • Access to PGC/PACT contracts and information;
  • Receipt of CanScene, PGC’s monthly membership newsletter, which includes important news for playwrights, such as calls for submissions, residencies, workshops, and other opportunities;
  • A member profile on the PGC website;
  • Promotion and distribution of plays, sold through our onlien bookstore, the Canadian Play Outlet (CPO);
  • Administration of amateur production rights, if desired;
  • Promotion of your work through the CPO, PGC’s social media channels, and publications;
  • Access to professional development opportunities, including workshops and webinars and other events;
  • Information on all PGC events.

Estate membership offers an amalgamation of supporting and full membership services at a reduced cost to help keep the legacy of deceased playwrights alive.

$55 + HST
($62.15)
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Other

  • If you are part of a grandfathered category not listed here, ensure you use the “Other” button in the payment section. Please note that HST will be automatically added to the base amount;
  • If you have questions, or need assistance or accomodations, please contact Rebecca Burton, Membership and Contracts Manager, membership@playwrightsguild.ca;
  • New members always welcome;

New members, please ensure you complete two steps. 1. payment (below) and 2. intake information form https//playwrightsguild.ca/about/membership/new-membership-application/ (cut & paste).

NEW MEMBERS
(see URL left)
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Pay Online

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for my membership?

You may pay by credit card (online or call 416-703-0201) ,  electronic fund transfer (EFT) by emailing membership[at]playwrightsguild[dot]ca, or cheque mailed to Box 60022 Queen Beverley PO, Toronto, ON M5V 0C5.

Indigenous peoples do not pay GST/HST on their membership dues. Contact the office to arrange an exemption.

How long is my membership term?

Membership covers a one-year (365 day) period, starting from the time of activation.

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