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Thank you for taking the time to consider donating to the Playwrights Guild of Canada. You can rest assured that your contribution is important and deeply appreciated.

Our mission since our founding in 1972 has been 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. With over 800 members, this is a massive undertaking.

When you donate to PGC, you are contributing to an enormous community of Canadian storytellers. Your support allows us to continue to bring services and programming to playwrights who often do not have the means to support themselves based on their work alone.

The stories we see on-stage would not exist without the creativity, ingenuity and tenacity of the playwrights who brought them to us. We strive to provide support to allow this creative process to continue unhindered, and we need your help to do so. They give us so much of themselves, we would be remiss if we did not give them all that we have to offer.

Our services include the administration of Amateur Performance Rights, the Play Distribution Program that offers unpublished copyscripts for sale, PGC Webinars to connect like-minded individuals across long distances, PlayConnect to connect playwrights to communities and new audiences, the Women’s Caucus to meet the needs of female playwrights, and more. We also offer services for contract negotiations, skills-building workshops and opportunities, promotion and more.

 

Ways to donate:

  • Click here to use our secure online donation page.
  • Call our office at 416-703-0201 to speak to our Program Manager and contribute over the phone.
  • Mail cheques to:

401 Richmond St. W., Suite 350

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M5V 3A8

(Make cheques payable to the Playwrights Guild of Canada)

 

Donor Levels:

Scribbler $20 – $99

Creator $100 – $499

Scripter $500 – $999

Dramatist $1000 – $1499

Dramaturgist $1500 – $2499

Ghost Writer $2500 +

Sponsor a Tom Hendry Award $5000+

Tom Hendry Awards

Each year we host an annual awards competition honouring Canadian playwrights in a wide range of categories, including the RBC Emerging Playwright Award, Carol Bolt Award, Bra D’Or Award, Stage West Pechet Comedy, Musical Awards, and Lifetime and Honorary Membership Awards. The awards are named after Tom Hendry, a founding member of PGC who passed away in 2012. The awards offer generous cash prizes and winners are recognized in a ceremony that takes place in the fall each year. Sponsor an award for $5000+.

Our annual fundraiser occurs on the same evening as the Tom Hendry Awards, and is a silent auction. Check in around awards time to find out how to participate.

Leave a Legacy

Planned Giving is an important and meaningful way for you to contribute to the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s national success. Leave a gift in your will and support the next generation of playwrights. For more information contact orders@playwrightsguild.ca.

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