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.
This piece, A Look into Theatre’s FutVRe by Carly B. Johnson, was originally published on HowlRound Theatre Commons (howlround.com/look-theatres-futvre), on April 18, 2019. Johnson explores the possibilities of burgeoning VR and AR technology to expand upon and enhance theatrical experiences.
Our playwrights are working on some great projects.
Last night's Unscripted: Kuroko was a fun and fascinating evening of Japanese culture, VR and theatre! We couldn't have done it without the talents of playwright Tetsuro Shigematsu, our Community Engaged Producing Intern Jess Amy Shead, PTC leader Heidi Taylor, actors Lou Ticzon and Kanon Hewitt, Neil Kandalgaonkar of VRChat , Alan Jernigan of Charm Games, our Communications and Dramaturgy Intern Eveleen Kozak, PTC dramaturg Kathleen Flaherty, Production Manager Justine Fafard, Mily Mumford, the ASL interpreters, and all of the amazing volunteers who worked front of house, bar, VR stations, hospitality and cleanup. #unscriptedkuroko. Photos by Chris Randle.
Chicken Girl opened to great clucks and bawks last night! We snagged a moment with playwright Derek Chan and dramaturg Heidi Taylor as well as composer/sound designer Nancy Tam and set designer Shizuka Kai. The set, projection design, lighting and rock numbers for this galactic story are outta this world!