Each year, PTC welcomes a small group of professional Canadian playwrights to join us for a short-term residency in Vancouver. WrightSpace is led by PTC’s seasoned dramaturgs Heidi Taylor and Kathleen Flaherty with a guest dramaturg. PTC works with each participant to create a process tailored to their play, which may include workshops with actors, dramaturgical sessions, studio work, or design consults. Participating playwrights have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other participants of WrightSpace. All WrightSpace playwrights receive a stipend for the duration of the program. Applicants from outside Vancouver receive accommodation and per diems as well as travel assistance.
Playwrights Theatre Centre is continuously working to make all our programs accessible. We encourage writers with a lived experience of disability to apply for all of our programs. Flexible timing and location, virtual sessions, attention to time of day and duration of work, and flexible stipend plans can all be designed with the artist to maximize creative satisfaction.