Playwrights Theatre Centre



PTC develops new work and visionary Canadian and Indigenous artists. We dig deep into the how and why of making theatre. We have programs to nurture craft, and curated programs to nurture theatre makers. By creating space for creativity, we cultivate relationships with artists at all stages of their careers. When you join PTC, you become part of an inspiring community. Future collaborators meet in our common room. Join a Block to develop your practice or apply to work with us in a dramaturgical collaboration. It all starts with being a member. The possibilities are endless.

We are actively engaged in a few projects

  • PTC Associates

    For three years, four writers each develop a project – and their practice – with PTC dramaturgs. Do you have an idea that will stretch you as a theatre maker? We’re looking for artists who are challenging themselves and their audiences with a new vision for the stage (or the park, or the forest, or the web…).


    Next round of applications TBD
  • Block SAT

    Block SAT sparks detailed conversations and case studies focusing on South Asian artists from Canada and abroad who are challenging the dominant modes of cultural creation.

    Currently not accepting applicants for 2020/21
  • Block P

    Join PTC’s seven-session workshop in indie theatre producing. Block P tackles the practical matters of producing theatre: scheduling, budgeting, managing time, money and people, marketing and promotions, grant writing and fundraising.

    Block P will take place on seven Wednesdays running February through April. It will be led by Daniel Martin and Dave Mott of Upintheair Theatre, and guests. Sessions will encompass producing from primarily a practical angle: scheduling, budgeting, managing time, money and people, through marketing and promotions, grant writing and fundraising, and the practical aspects of putting up a production. Block P will include in-depth discussion of practices around equity, diversity and inclusion and the ethics and morals of independent production.

    There will be a special session in April for a site visit to The Cultch and a seminar on making meaningful land acknowledgements.

    Call for submissions in late November or early December.
  • Dramaturgical Reading Program

    Open to submissions from across Canada, our Dramaturgical Reading Program is perfect for playwrights who are looking for a structured and critical response to their completed one-act or full-length play.

    Submissions accepted year-round.