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From our modest beginnings in 1972, a time when “Canadian theatre” was in its infancy to our current position as our nation’s most recognized organization serving the business, community and advocacy needs of Canadian playwrights, our focus has remained the same: to enhance the lives of playwrights so that they can tell their stories.

Our Values

PGC is an organization that:

  • Is inclusive and representative (geography, diverse backgrounds, age, stage of development, gender and sexual orientation);
  • Maintains the standards and practices of the profession;
  • Affirms the importance of playwriting as an art;
  • Safeguards freedom of expression in Canadian theatres;
  • Contributes to the development of the art form;
  • Strives to remain relevant within the larger community.

Vision

We champion the role of the playwright in the creation of vibrant Canadian theatre.

Mission

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.

Leadership

Robin SokoloskiExecutive Director – execdir@playwrightsguild.ca

Rebecca BurtonMembership & Contracts Managermembership@playwrightsguild.ca

Sarah Duncan, Program Manager orders@playwrightsguild.ca

Leila Darragh, Project Coordinator admin@playwrightsguild.ca

Idil DjaferMembership Coordinatorinfo@playwrightsguild.ca

Kathryn GeertsemaAdministrative Coordinatormarketing@playwrightsguild.ca

Board Members

Michelle Kneale, President
Alexandria Haber, Vice President
Alicia Payne, Past President

Chris Tolley, Contracts Chair
Monique Renaud, Secretary
Wren Brian, Treasurer

Amiel Gladstone
Keith Barker
Jamie Bradley

National Forum

Alexandria Haber, Chairperson
Doug Rutherford, Yukon
Jennifer Wynne Webber, BC: Gulf Islands
Rosemary Rowe, BC: Mainland/Interior
Cathi Winslow, ON: North

Laurie Fyffe, ON: East
Stephen Near, ON: South
Maggie Sulc, ON: GTA
Wendy Lockman, Saskatchewan
Scott Douglas, Manitoba

Catherine Banks, ATL: NS, NB, PEI
Stacy Gardner, Newfoundland
Alexis Diamond, Quebec
Louise Casemore, AB: Calgary, surrounding area
Katherine Koller, AB: Edmonton, surrounding area
Kelley Jo Burke, Women’s Caucus Chair

Advisory Board

Anne Chislett
Rex Deverell
Norm Foster

Joanna Glass
Wendy Lill
John Murrell

Aviva Ravel
Irene Watts

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