Playwrights Theatre Centre



PTC develops new work and visionary artists. We dig deep into the how and why of making theatre. We have programs to nurture craft, and curated programs to nurture theatre makers. By creating space for creativity, we cultivate relationships with artists at all stages of their careers. When you join PTC, you become part of an inspiring community. Future collaborators meet in our common room. Join a Block to develop your practice or apply to work with us in a dramaturgical collaboration. It all starts with being a member. The possibilities are endless.

We are actively engaged in a few projects

  • PTC Associates

    For three years, four writers each develop a project – and their practice – with PTC dramaturgs Kathleen Flaherty and Heidi Taylor. Do you have an idea that will stretch you as a theatre maker? We’re looking for artists who are challenging themselves and their audiences with a new vision for the stage (or the park, or the forest, or the web…).


    Next round of applications in November 2019.
  • Block D

    Connect with theatre makers interested in the big questions of how and why we make performance in this eight-week dramaturgical discussion group led by PTC’s Heidi Taylor and Kathleen Flaherty.

    Call for submissions in January 2018.
  • Block SAT

    Block SAT sparks detailed conversations and case studies focusing on South Asian artists from Canada and abroad who are challenging the dominant modes of cultural creation.

    Block SAT is a one-time pilot program
  • Flying Start

    Flying Start is an 18-month development process for a new play that culminates in a first production at a PACT theatre.

    Call for submissions in the fall.
  • Dramaturgical Reading Program

    Open to submissions from across Canada, our Dramaturgical Reading Program is perfect for playwrights who are looking for a structured and critical response to their completed one-act or full-length play.

    Submissions accepted year-round.