Playwrights Guild of Canada has opened submissions for the Tom Hendry Awards!
PGC members are invited to submit for any or all our awards: The Carol Bolt, the Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award, the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award, and Lifetime Membership.
The Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights is given annually to a member of PGC who has premiered an original play within the past year (July 1st 2014 – June 30th 2015)
A juried panel selects the winner from a number of submitted plays. The winner of the Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights receives $5,000 and the opportunity to be published.
The Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award is given annually for a new comedy by a PGC-member, which has not yet had a premiere production. This award is worth $5000.
The Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award is given annually for a new musical work by a PGC-member, which has not yet had a premiere production. This award is worth $5000.
To be honoured as a Lifetime Member, a playwright must be nominated by members and approved by the National Forum. Criteria include recognition for a body of work, and/or service to Playwrights Guild of Canada and the theatre community. Membership dues are waived. All current members of Playwrights Guild of Canada are welcome to forward nominations for Lifetime Membership
All submissions are due May 15th, 2015. Forms and details can be found at http://www.playwrightsguild.ca/tom-hendry-awards