Playwrights Theatre Centre


Writing Tomorrow

How would you write the future?  What does the world look like? What’s our new story?

Artists play a vital role in reimagining reality. They create the stories that show us where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. But in this time of loss and change, many artists’ livelihoods have been jeopardized and they don’t have the resources to explore their voices and discover new narratives.

You can help artists envision a new world. Our most popular program for emerging artists – Block A  – brings together the next generation of playwrights to explore storytelling and the collaborative nature of theatre making.

Hear Marguerite Hanna’s experience in Block A 2020.

Join PTC in making Block A FREE for all participants in 2020-21.

Each writer’s participation is valued at $250. Every year, PTC extends bursaries and payment plans for writers in need. This year, your donation will open the door for all participants – can you help us raise $6000 for emerging artist access?

Let’s support the voices of the future.

Any donation you make through CanadaHelps in June helps us with the chance to win $20,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.

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Donate Online:

You can make a secure donation to PTC online through CanadaHelps. Make your monthly contribution to sustain new plays all year long, or a one-time donation if you prefer. It’s a quick, easy and safe way to donate. You’ll receive your charitable receipt immediately through CanadaHelps.

Donate By Mail:

You can mail your donation directly to PTC’s office. Simply download, print, and fill out our donor form to send along with your donation to:

1422 William Street
Vancouver, BC V6L 2P7

All donations over $10 will receive a tax receipt for the full amount.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact PTC at 604-685-6228 or email us at

PTC is a registered Canadian charity, BN: 119056463RR0001

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  • Afshin Haidari-Khabbaz
  • Alexandra Lainfiesta
  • Angela Descalzi
  • Anita Small
  • Anonymous
  • Athomas Goldberg
  • Bill Hubbard
  • Carol Sawyer
  • Chapelle Jaffe
  • Chelsea Haberlin
  • Christie Denny
  • CI Young
  • Clayton Baraniuk + Jason Dubois
  • Cynthia Carey
  • Darryl Hackett
  • Dave + Cameron Mackenzie Deveau
  • Dave Mott
  • David Weinakuf
  • DD Kugler
  • Deborah Williams
  • Diane Haynes
  • Ellie O’Day
  • Emma Tibaldo
  • Gary Geddes
  • Gerald Williams
  • Glynis WJ Whiting
  • Heidi Taylor
  • Ian Farthing
  • Jacqueline Forster
  • Jan Derbyshire
  • Jane Flick
  • Jane Heyman
  • Janice Valdez
  • Jeff Hammond
  • Jeffrey Hammond
  • Jennifer Griffin
  • Jenny Joe
  • Jerry Wasserman
  • Jessica Choi
  • Judy Rhodes
  • Julie McIsaac
  • Kathleen Duborg
  • Kathleen Flaherty
  • Kerry Davidson
  • Kevan Bowkett (in Honour of Jessica Schacht)
  • Kristina Lemieux
  • Kyle Loven
  • Leanor Vlug
  • Lenore Rowntree
  • Leslie Bramhill
  • Linda Gorrie
  • Linda Pitt
  • Loretta Seto
  • Lynna Goldhar Smith
  • Lyrica Bradshaw
  • Margo Kane
  • Mark Vulliamy
  • Martin Kinch
  • Milton Lim
  • Mindy Parfitt
  • Nancy Jean Ross
  • Natasha McEwen
  • Natasha Nadir
  • Nicolle Nattrass
  • Pamela Hawthorne
  • Patricia Gingras
  • Patrick Ho
  • Pedro Chamale
  • Rena Cohen
  • Richard Tse
  • Rick Parnell
  • Robert Heidbreder
  • Roger Howard
  • Rosemary Rowe
  • Sarah Banting
  • Sive O’Neil
  • Stephen Heatley
  • Therese + Nick Smortchevsky
  • Tim Carlson
  • Vancouver Film School
  • Xin Xuan Song

In Memoriam Donations:

  • Jane Taylor – In Memory of Dorothy Clarke (Nana)
  • Kathleen Flaherty – In Memory of Sharilyn Calliou
  • Micheline Chevrier – In Memory of Gina Wilkinson
  • Nicola Harwood – In Memory of Biddy Jones