Events (National): Playwrights Guild of Canada Hosts 7-Hour Play Reading Relay

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Events (National): Playwrights Guild of Canada Hosts 7-Hour Play Reading Relay

 

Playwrights Guild of Canada

Samraweet Yohannes | CBC News | March 23, 2020 

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) announced that it will host a seven-hour play reading relay, showcasing 28 playwrights in celebration of World Theatre Day on March 27, 2020.
 
Each participant will present 10-minute play readings from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
 
29 playwrights are currently scheduled to participate. They will each be featured for 15 minutes, sharing 28 plays over the seven hours.
 
Participants include Sophia Fabilli, Marcus Youssef, and Jeff Ko. You can see the full lineup on PGC’s website.
 
PGC, an association promoting Canadian plays nationally and internationally, reached out to its community of over 850 stage writers to fill reading slots on a first come, first served basis, according to a release. 
 
Robin Sokoloski, PGC’s executive director said, “During this unprecedented time, we remain focused on our members and how we can best assist and create opportunities to support our community of artists.”
 
The play reading relay will be available to the public on web conferencing platform Zoom.
 

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