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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. 

Cost of full Conference Pass: 

$60 + HST for PGC Members
$85 + HST non-PGC 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

Working Conference Itinerary

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

12pm: Registration
1pm: Opening of Conference
1:15pm – 2:30pm: The Story of 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: Negotiating Contracts 

Join theatre maker, lawyer, and consultant, Jasmine Spei, as she walks participants through empowered approaches to contract negotiations. Discover avenues of negotiation through which both sides of an agreement can come away feeling satisfied. 

4:15pm – 5:30pm: Creator Exchange

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

Natalie Sappier, Wolastoqiyik multidisciplinary artist of Tobique First Nation, will engage participants in a land and water walk discovering Wolastoqiyik territory, and its creative ecology.

11:30am – 1:30pm: Shared Room, Shared Vision

Hosted by Tessa Mendel, Director of Halifax Theatre for Young People, with PARC Dramaturge Pamela Halstead, Artistic Director of Neptune Theatre Jeremy Webb,  and Playwright Andrea Scott, this will be the second iteration of the Shared Room, Shared vision roundtable, first hosted in Toronto by Rachel Ditor and Marjorie Chan. This roundtable will invite meaningful discussion of the relationships between different roles within the theatre world.

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