Open a Door

Block A is PTC’s open door to the writers in our community. From spoken word artists to actors, activists to designers, the folks in a Block A room bring masses of creativity to the table. They also bring the vulnerability it takes to try something new, to share something unformed, to be confused, to disagree – to make art together.

Your donation will open that door even wider, by helping us make the 2021-22 Block A season no-cost for all applicants. We will have 24 writers led by four mentors join us this season. PTC subsidizes the cost of the workshop, but we need your help to ensure we can offer a completely open-access workshop this fall and winter.

This year, PTC will offer anti-oppression resources to all participants to provide tools for working in intercultural, intersectional cohorts. We also provide all our Block leaders with tools for leading anti-oppressive writing workshops.

One spot in Block A is valued at $500. You can provide access to a single writer with your generous donation. And, every contribution makes a difference. As we work to find our way to a better future post-pandemic, we understand that financial resources are stretched. With your support, we can all empower writers to take their place on stage or online – wherever their voice carries them.

Some of our most dedicated donors are Block A alumni. In fact, one generous writer has sponsored spots in both the fall and winter editions of Block A. Will you join them and help the next generation of writers find their way into the theatre?

Open a door and donate today.

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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PTC is part of the Aeroplan member donation program, an online platform where Aeroplan members can connect with more than 200 organizations, charities and causes that they care about, and help make a difference in the world by donating their miles to worthy initiatives.  Each charitable donation you make will be topped up by a 10% contribution from Aeroplan.

Donate here.

*Please note that PTC is unable to issue tax receipts for donated Aeroplan miles.


  • Andrea Yu
  • Anita Small
  • Anonymous
  • Athomas Goldberg
  • Carol Sawyer
  • Catherine Ballachey
  • Charitable Impact Foundation for MaFer Douglas
  • CI Young
  • Clayton Baraniuk + Jason Dubois
  • Cynthia Carey
  • Darryl Hackett
  • Dave + Cameron Mackenzie Deveau
  • Dave Mott
  • Davey Calderon
  • DD Kugler
  • Diane Haynes
  • Ellie O’Day
  • Emma Tibaldo
  • Heidi Taylor
  • Howard Dai
  • Ian Farthing
  • Jan Derbyshire
  • Jane Flick
  • Jane Heyman
  • Janet Hinton
  • Jeff Hammond
  • Jeffrey Hammond
  • Jennifer Merrifield
  • Jim Fraser
  • Julie McIsaac
  • Kathleen Duborg
  • Kathleen Flaherty
  • Keltie Forsyth
  • Kerry Davidson
  • Kevan Bowkett (in Honour of Jessica Schacht)
  • Kristina Lemieux
  • Kyle Loven
  • Leanor Vlug
  • Linda Gorrie
  • Linda Pitt
  • Lyrica Bradshaw
  • Margo Kane
  • Marion Trimble
  • Mark Vulliamy
  • Martin Kinch
  • Michelle Deines
  • Nancy Jean Ross
  • Natasha McEwen
  • Natasha Nadir
  • Patrick Ho
  • Pedro Chamale
  • rice & beans theatre
  • Roger Howard
  • Rosemary Rowe
  • Sandi Johnson
  • Sarah Banting
  • Schein Foundation
  • Shauna Paull
  • Stephen Heatley
  • Tanya Marquardt
  • Theatre Replacement
  • Tim Carlson
  • Upintheair Theatre
  • 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