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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

Rebecca BurtonMembership & Contracts Manager

Monique RenaudPublic Relations Manager

Mindy Doherty, Program Manager

Suzette Corrie, Membership Coordinator

Leila Darragh, Project Coordinator

Board Members

Alicia Payne, President
Simon Johnston, Vice President
David S. Craig, Past President
Lois Fine, Treasurer

Chris Tolley, Contracts Chair
Michelle Kneale, Secretary
Ryan Griffith
Keith Barker

Alexandria Haber
Amiel Gladstone

National Forum

Simon Johnston, Chairperson
Kevin Kennedy, Yukon
Nicolle Nattrass, BC: Gulf Islands
Rosemary Rowe, BC: Mainland/Interior
Matthew Heiti, ON: North

David Whiteley, ON: East
Stephen Near, ON: South
Lawrence Aronovitch, ON: GTA
Leeann Minogue, Saskatchewan
Scott Douglas, Manitoba

Bethany Lake, ATL: NS, NB, PEI
Lois Brown, ATL: NL
Frances Koncan, Women’s Caucus
Alexis Diamond, Quebec
Jeremy Mason, AB: Calgary, surrounding area
Katherine Koller, AB: Edmonton, surrounding area

Advisory Board

Anne Chislett
Rex Deverell
Norm Foster

Joanna Glass
Wendy Lill
John Murrell

Aviva Ravel
Irene Watts

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