You want to make new theatre. We have a program for you.
In the spotlight at PTC:
PTC is convening our thirteenth annual 10-day residency, WrightSpace, in Vancouver, BC, in January of 2020. This year, we are interested in creating an opportunity for creative exchange with Deaf artists.
Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) is calling for submissions for our most popular program for emerging artists: Block A. Block A is for artists who write for all kinds of performance, including script driven theatre, from spoken word to performance art to songs – we’ve even had a few screenwriters. We’re looking for writers who see craft as a tool for expressing their imaginations.
In October of 2018, Reneltta Arluk and Patti Flather took part in a research project facilitated by Nightswimming’s Pure Research wing. They were interested in discovering how languages, specifically Indigenous languages known to few people, could be part of theatrical presentations. They created and refined several live experiments to carry out over a few days. Kathleen Flaherty interviewed Reneltta and Patti about the project.
Our playwrights are working on some great projects.
Beneath layers of identity, can blood equal belonging? Playwright Lili Robinson with producer Shanae Sodhi discuss her 2019 Fringe New Play Prize winner Mx. The Fringe New Play Prize is a partnership between the Vancouver Fringe Festival and PTC that provides artists with dramaturgical, material, and financial support for new work. Mx premieres at the Vancouver Fringe Festival Sept. 5-15, 2019.
Originally from South Kurdistan, Vancouver-based playwright, theatre director, actor, acting coach and writer Rzgar Hama currently serves as artistic director for Sky Theatre Group. Hama and Sky Theatre Group are developing a new play "My Home is a Suitcase," based on true stories of immigrants, refugees and newcomers to Canada, especially those displaced by war, dictatorships, and ideological or religious fundamentalist groups and regimes. If you are interested in telling your story, please contact Sky Theatre Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"PTC basically built my entire career in theatre." – Derek Chan, Playwright Derek Chan's fantastical new play "Chicken Girl" (a PTC Company Collaboration show) may have closed recently but the work of building new realities and advancing theatre careers never stops for PTC. Up next are production workshops for Tetsuro Shigematsu's "Kuroko" and Carmen Aguirre's "Anywhere But Here." Check out what Derek has to say about the arc of his theatre career via PTC and consider supporting our ongoing quest to make new realities happen! *EVERY DOLLAR donated in June earns us a chance to win $10,000 through the #GivingChallengeCa! Donate here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/gcgc/24333