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In the spotlight at PTC:
The Vancouver Fringe Festival and PTC are calling for applications for the eighth year of the Fringe New Play Prize. Through the Fringe New Play Prize, PTC and the Vancouver Fringe offer BC artists a leg up in the process of creating and producing with material support. BC writers and producing teams with a project underway for the 2020 Fringe season are encouraged to submit.
This year’s PTC WrightSpace residency (January 10-19, 2020) welcomes Catherine Joell MacKinnon to Vancouver to develop her bilingual (ASL-English) play, Inaudibility World.
We are pleased to announce that, once again, the number of playwrights submitting to Block A, PTC’s popular program for emerging writers, has been plentiful, so four sessions are being convened, two in the fall and two in winter.
Our playwrights are working on some great projects.
Congrats to all the winners but especially to Lili Robinson, Joanna Garfinkel and the whole team of Mx at the Vancouver Fringe for winning the Cultchivating the Fringe Award! We knew this show had legs. #newplays #indietheatre #fnpp
It is with sadness that we share news of the passing of BC Lee, our friend from the cast of Derek Chan’s Chicken Girl (May 2019). BC was an integral part of the development of the play, and as rice & beans theatre co-AD Derek Chan notes, "He truly became everybody's uncle and brightened up all of our lives.” BC was so modest about all of his accomplishments, whether travelling to support cultural exchange, leading in his community, or his wealth of language knowledge. He and Derek shared many a joke in Cantonese, and his nuanced questions helped refine the text for Uncle Chan during rehearsal. He brought his philosophy and tremendous work ethic to the ensemble, and was truly engaged in the lives of his cast mates. This intergenerational connection was at the heart of the play onstage and off. PTC offers its condolences to BC’s family, friends and colleagues. We will take his teachings with us always.
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