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The Atlantic Edge Conference is a two-day conference designed for theatre creators, academics, and enthusiasts, taking place in Fredericton, New Brunswick on October 5th and 6th, 2019.  Offering two days of impactful and lively programming, and a evening cabaret, the Atlantic Edge Conference seeks to provide opportunities for career-advancement, networking and relationship-building among Canadian theatre creators, as well as to spotlight and celebrate the Atlantic theatre communities. Registration is open to ALL.

*Registration closes at 10pm AST on Friday, October 4th. If you’d like to register in person, please arrive at the Alumni Memorial Building at 12:15pm on Saturday, October 5th. Registration will be set up by the President’s room. We can accept CASH or CREDIT CARD payment.

Cost of full Conference Pass: 

$60 + HST for PGC Members & PARC Members
$85 + HST for Non-Members
(all non-members who register will receive a complimentary 1-year Supporting Membership with Playwrights Guild of Canada)

Cost of Single Workshop Pass: 

$20 + HST 

*If funds are a barrier, please contact


Saturday, October 5th: 1pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, October 6th: 10:30am – 2pm
*Full itinerary below


President’s Room
Alumni Memorial Building
13 Bailey Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

12pm: Registration
1pm: Opening of Conference
1:15pm – 2:30pm: The Story in Niche Marketing

What story are you telling through your marketing efforts? Join Monique Renaud, General Manager of Globus Theatre, as she offers crucial insights into the art of promotion. Learn to reach your audience by making a direct and sincere connection from the very beginning.  

2:45pm – 4pm: Contract Negotiations: Confidence through Creativity

Join theatre maker, lawyer, and consultant, Jasmine Spei, as she walks participants through empowered approaches to contract negotiations. Learn the elements of principled negotiation, develop basic contract literacy, and discover how contract negotiation is yet another way to tell your story.

4:15pm – 5:30pm: Creator Exchange: Staging Solutions

Join Playwright Len Falkenstein, with PGC’s ED, Robin Sokoloski, and Project Coordinator Leila Darragh, for an interactive PGC Creator Exchange in which participants will uncover and mine the expertise among their peers. Work through shared professional challenges, and discover solutions and insights in the room.

7:30pm – 10:30pm: Spotlight Atlantic Cabaret

Hosted by Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC), and emceed by playwright Jamie Bradley, the cabaret will feature readings by Atlantic playwrights, followed by an informal social. The Cabaret is OPEN TO ALL, and FREE!

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

10:30am – 11:15am: Land & Water Walk

Starting at the Fredericton Public Library, Wolastoqiyik multidisciplinary artist of Tobique First Nation, Natalie Sappier will engage participants in a land and water walk discovering Wolastoqiyik territory’s history and creative ecology.

11:45am – 1:45pm: Shared Room, Shared Vision Roundtable

The second iteration of the Shared Room, Shared Vision roundtable, (first hosted in Toronto by Rachel Ditor and Marjorie Chan) this program will invite meaningful discussion of the relationships between different roles within the theatre world, and how to support an ecology of respect, integrity and affinity. The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Halifax Theatre for Young People Director Tessa Mendel, and feature PARC Dramaturge Pamela Halstead, Neptune Theatre’s Artistic Director Jeremy Webb, and Playwright Andrea Scott.

2pm: Closing of Conference


PGC is proud to partner with Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre



For questions about the Atlantic Edge Conference, please contact

Featured guests

Monique Renaud
Jasmine Spei
Len Falkenstein
Natalie Sappier
Tessa Mendel
Jeremy Webb
Andrea Scott
Pamela Halstead
Shauntay Grant
Sara Tilley
Ryan Griffith
John Spurway
Juanita Peters
Malcolm Murray
Clarissa Hurley
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