Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Tom Hendry, 1929-2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom Hendry, playwright, honorary board member of PLCN, and founding member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. We express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Holiday Office Closure

Playwrights Canada Press is closing for the holidays on December 20, 2012 and will reopen on January 3, 2013.

Any orders placed during this time will be shipped when we reopen.

Happy holidays!

Friday, 16 November 2012

And the 2012 GG Winner is...

Congratulations to Catherine Banks who won the 2012 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama for It Is Solved by Walking.

For a full list of GG finalists and winners, visit The Canada Council for the Arts. Congrats to all!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

PLCN Fall Book Launch, November 12

It's time to launch our fall books! Join us for a fun-filled evening of readings from a handful of talented Canadian playwrights, and let us show off our list of recently released and upcoming titles!

Hosted by Jon Kaplan and Susan G. Cole of NOW Magazine, our launch will feature readings from:

Brad Fraser, Five @ Fifty
Ravi and Asha Jain, A Brimful of Asha
Catherine Hernandez, Kilt Pins
David Yee, paper SERIES
Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt, 2 Pianos 4 Hands

When: Monday, November 12
Where: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto
Time: Doors open at 6:30, followed by readings at 7:00

Free admission.
Book sale by TheatreBooks.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

And the 2012 GG Finalists Are In...

The Canada Council for the Arts has revealed the 2012 Governor General's Literary Award finalists this morning. And we're happy to announce that five PLCN books have been nominated in the Drama category, as well as the Translation category!

For Drama:
It Is Solved By Walking, Catherine Banks
The Romeo Initiative, Trina Davies
Brothel #9, Anusree Roy

For Translation:
Small Room at the Top of the Stairs, John Murrell (original text by Carole Frechette)
The List, Shelley Tepperman (original text by Jennifer Tremblay)

Books are available for purchase from our online store.

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Erin Shields Blogs

Join Erin on her inaugural blogging experience. As the Open Book Writer-in-Residence, she will be posting a new entry four times a week for the month of October.

You can also read Erin's interview with Open Book on her inspirations and writing.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Mini-Documentary of My Fellow Creatures' US Premiere

Michael Rubenfeld's stunning play, My Fellow Creatures,will receive its US premiere after the show's director discovered the book at a garage sale. (Hooray publishing!) Check out this mini documentary on EMH Productions' US premiere of the play, Sept 14-Oct 14, 2012:


Visit the EMH Productions' website for ticket information: http://emhpros.weebly.com/my-fellow-creatures-showtimes-and-tickets.html

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Call for One-Act Plays

Playwrights Canada Press invites submissions of English-language one-act plays to be included in a new anthology for publication in 2014. Specifically we are seeking new or previously published plays suitable for high schools. If previously published, the submission must include information on how to contact the publisher. If the play is unpublished, please indicate where reading scripts can be obtained. Translations into English will be accepted.
Only electronic submissions in the form of a Word document or PDF will be accepted. The deadline for submissions is May 3, 2013. This call is only open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Please send all submissions and inquiries to: hsdrama@playwrightscanada.com
    • A cover page detailing the playwright’s name, address, city, postal code, phone number, and email address for each submission.
    • A short biography of the playwright (max 100 words).
    • The title, publication information (if applicable), and a brief synopsis (max 100 words) of the play.
    • Plays should have a running time of no more than 1 hour.
    • A maximum of 3 submissions per playwright will be accepted.
    • The name of the playwright and the title of the play as the subject line.
**All submitted pages should include the playwright’s name, the title, and current page number**
    • Call for Scripts: January 2012
    • Submission deadline: May 3, 2013
    • Selection of scripts: July 2013

Monday, 30 July 2012

A Review of The List, mRb, summer 2012

A smashing success by Jennifer Tremblay, The List won the 2008 Governor General's Literary Award for French Drama. It has since seen productions across the country, and with its English translation by Shelley Tepperman, The List has raked in loads of favourable reviews. 

But we especially enjoy it when we see book reviews like this one: http://mtlreviewofbooks.ca/reviews/the-list/

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Ordering From Our Website?

The last couple of weeks have been full of technical complications around the office. Now that we (finally) have our phone line and Internet working, our website ordering system has been wrongly telling customers that their orders have not been completed. It's a trick! If you are placing an order and you receive an error message indicating your order hasn't gone through, rest assured that we have received it. We will send you a confirmation email, but feel free to call or email us if you want to verify. In the meantime, we are going to work on getting the problem fixed.

Thanks for being patient with us during this time!

Monday, 16 July 2012

We're experiencing technical difficulties! Our phone and internet service in the new office haven't been hooked up yet. If you need to contact us, please send us an email and we'll reply as soon as we're able.

You'll find our contact information here.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Playwrights Canada Press Is Moving!

As of July 16, Playwrights Canada Press will be moving to:

269 Richmond St. W., Suite 202
Toronto, ON
M5V 1X1

Our phone number and email addresses will remain the same, but we will be giving up our fax number.