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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.


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


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.


Nancy Morgan, Executive
(Read the announcement of Nancy Morgan as our new Executive Director here)

Rebecca BurtonMembership & Contracts

Sarah Duncan, Program Manager

Mindy Doherty GriffithsPublic Relations Manager (on maternity leave)

Monique Renaud, Program Director (Term replacement for Mindy) – 

Brandon Crone, Communications &

Given Tjitjai, Administrative

Amber Matin, Program Assistant –

Board Members

Michelle Kneale, President
Alexandria Haber, Vice President

Chris Tolley, Contracts Chair
Wren Brian, Treasurer

Amiel Gladstone
Keith Barker
Jamie Bradley

National Forum

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

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

Catherine Banks, ATL: NS, NB, PEI
Santiago Guzmán, ATL: NL
Alexis Diamond, Quebec
Louise Casemore, AB: Calgary & area
Katherine Koller, AB: Edmonton & area
Kelley Jo Burke, Women’s Caucus Chair

Advisory Board

Anne Chislett
Rex Deverell
Norm Foster

Joanna Glass
Wendy Lill

Aviva Ravel
Irene Watts

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