In the spotlight at PTC:
The Vancouver Fringe Festival and Playwrights Theatre Centre are calling for applications for the ninth year of the Fringe New Play Prize. Through the Fringe New Play Prize, PTC and the Vancouver Fringe offer emerging BC theatre artists a leg up in the process of creating and producing with material support. BC writers and creative producing teams with a project underway for the 2021 Fringe season are encouraged to submit.
In PTC’s first online Unscripted on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 7:00pm PST, join playwright Derek Chan and co-host Davey Calderon (Dramaturg, Public Engagement) as they bring the voices of Hong Kong democracy activists in Vancouver into conversation with Derek’s play-in-development, yellow objects.
PTC is proud to present Harvest Lens Series + Roots and Seeds with Heart of the City Festival, October 28 – November 8, 2020. In the Harvest Lens Series, PTC’s Davey Calderon collaborates with theatre artists in a series of short videos featuring DTES Neighbourhood House’s Urban Farm. And we relaunch our podcast Roots and Seeds.
Our playwrights are working on some great projects.
CHAN REACTIONS! Get the scary truth as Derek Chan (@riceandbeanstheatre) reacts to some classic Hong Kong horror films. And join Derek and co-host Davey Calderon online Sunday, November 1 at 7PM for PTC’s Unscripted: yellow objects, as they bring the voices of Hong Kong democracy activists in Vancouver into conversation with Derek’s play-in-development, yellow objects. (https://bit.ly/UnscriptedYO)
PTC is honoured to be in Dani Fecko’s Vancouver deck in next week’s Culturecapital :online match! Luke “the coolest nicest most poetic producer around” Reece (ON) and Dani “Vancouver’s favourite agent” Fecko (BC) are competing online for $500 of sweet art money in culturecapital, the arts economy trading card game, created by Milton Lim and Patrick Blenkarn. Catch it Live on Facebook: Tues, Oc 27th at 6pm PT / 7pm MT / 9pm ET. Presented in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons
Congrats to all of the shortlisted Siminovitch Prize for Theatre nominees, especially Carmen Aguirre (PTC Associate 2013-16) whose groundbreaking body of work inspires and moves us! We were thrilled to be involved in the development of Carmen's "Anywhere But Here", the largest Latinx play in history to premiere on a Canadian mainstage. And happy birthday, Carmen – you are a gift to Canadian theatre.