National Culture Days is thrilled to announce the 2015 National Congress will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8. Organized with the support of the Government of Alberta and being held at the Citadel Theatre in the heart of Edmonton’s arts district. The provincial capital city’s
Each year, the Governor General’s Literary Awards (the GGs) honour the best in Canadian literature. As Canada’s national literary awards, the GGs represent the rich diversity of Canadian literature and its authors, translators and illustrators. The 2014 GGs for Drama | Théâtre have been awarded to: Jordan Tannahill for
Congratulations to Colleen Murphy on receiving the 2014 Carol Bolt Award for her play Pig Girl during the Tom Hendry Awards ceremony held in Toronto on October 27th. The Carol Bolt Award is presented annually to recognize the best work premiered by a Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) member in the past
The 2014 Siminovitch Prize was held October 20, at University of Toronto’s Hart House TheatreCongratulations to all the finalists and recipient Olivier Choinière and his protégée Annick Lefebvre.Click here to view the evening program in pdf form 2014 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE Four remarkable playwrights have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.
Nicole Moeller and her new work The Mothers was one of 6 plays selected across Canada to take part in the Nightwood Theatre’s New Groundswell Festival: A National Festival of Contemporary Women’s Theatre. Nightwood Theatre is a Toronto based company which forges creative alliances among women artists from diverse backgrounds
Update: We have recently been made aware that Colleen Dauncey & Akiva Romer-Segal, the Composers/Lyricists for the Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award nominated Bremen Rock City are from Calgary. Congratulations! The current University of Alberta Department of Drama Lee Playwright in Residence, Colleen Murphy, has had her play Pig Girl nominated for the
Playwrights Guild of Canada, in partnership with some of the arts industry’s most vital organizations, is proud to announce the launch of Equity in Theatre (EIT). Thanks to funding from Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Ontario Arts Council, EIT will roll-out a campaign to
Congratulations to the 2014 University of Alberta Lee Playwright in Residence, Colleen Murphy, named one of four finalists for the 2014 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre! Watch for her play Armstrong’s War playing in Edmonton at Theatre Network in April 2015. SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE Four remarkable playwrights have been
Statistics Canada released the first Canadian Culture Satellite Account, which estimates that culture contributed 3.1% to the Canadian economy in 2010 while sport contributed 0.3%. The CSA measures the economic importance of culture and sport in the Canadian economy in terms of output, gross domestic product (GDP) and employment (number of jobs). There were 647,300 culture
CanRevue As a way of drawing some attention to the cuts at the CBC, Playwrights Guild Canada is publishing a very special edition of CanRevue featuring radio plays. Every one of us out there has had a special relationship with radio drama. Much like a parent reading us to sleep, it
English Theatre Producing Coordinator employment opportunity at Canada’s National Arts Centre.
Open call: 2015 Banff Playwrights Colony is now open for applications! http://goo.gl/sbU1wD
Uprising Playwriting Competition – Sept. 29 deadline, $1000 prize for socially-engaged Cdn plays
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Call for Submissions: MFA in Stage Direction at York University in Collaboration with Canadian Stage York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Canadian Stage announce the next intake into their collaborative program in theatre directing Specialized MFA to interview candidates in Fall 2014 The York University MFA in Theatre –
Nominees for the 15th annual Canadian Comedy Awards were announced on June 17th. Congratulations to Albertan companies Die-Nasty: The Live Improvised Soap Opera and Rapid Fire Theatre which were both nominated for Best Improv Troupe. Congratulations also to Edmonton-based actor/improvisor Mark Meer, who was nominated for Best Male Improvisor. Click here to view
Government of Canada Announces Appointment to the Canada Council for the Arts April 14, 2014 – Gatineau – Department of Canadian Heritage Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Simon Brault as Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts for
Call for Submissions (National): Lee Playwright in Residence – University of Alberta Department of Drama
Lee Playwright-in-ResidenceFaculty of Arts – Department of Drama The University of Alberta’s Department of Drama invites applications from established Canadian playwrights for the position of Lee Playwright-in-Residence. This innovative residency offers a unique opportunity for a playwright to devote time to his/her writing, and to make a significant contribution to new