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

  • Block A

    Get inspired in Block A, our mentored group for emerging writers of performance. Through discussion, critiques, and writing exercises Block A provides the building blocks for writers to create works for the theatre.

    Call for submissions at end of May, due mid-July.
  • 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 2017.
  • 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.