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Writers’ Colony

Each year, PTC welcomes a small group of professional Canadian playwrights to join us for a short-term residency (often 10 days) in Vancouver. The Colony is led by PTC’s seasoned dramaturgs Heidi Taylor and Kathleen Flaherty with a guest dramaturg from the community. PTC works with with each participant to create a process tailored to their play, which may include workshops with actors, dramaturgical sessions, studio work, or design consults. Participating playwrights will receive a stipend during the residency and have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other participants of the Colony.

Playwrights Theatre Centre is continuously working to make all our programs accessible. We encourage writers with a lived experience of disability to apply for all of our programs. Flexible timing and location, virtual sessions, attention to time of day and duration of work, and flexible stipend plans can all be designed with the artist to maximize creative satisfaction.

“I am genuinely amazed at the scope of offerings for playwrights by PTC and the way the organization opens the dramaturgy door for all writers, tailoring their approach to suit the needs of the individual.” ­– Janet Hinton, Colony 2015

Application Info

Playwrights in this program:


Application Form:

To apply for a program, you must have an up-to-date Membership with PTC. If you haven't already done so, please apply for a membership before continuing.
  • Drop files here or
    Please upload a CV or Resumé, Letter of Intent, and current draft of proposed project.