Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) is proud to announce a five-day reading series in celebration of its 40th anniversary. Drawing from the organization’s vibrant membership, a lineup has been selected that includes some of the top names in Canada’s theatre scene. The series will run from Monday, April 30th through Friday, May 4th at Chapters/ Indigo (142 John St., Toronto) in the café on the 2nd floor. All readings will start at 6pm. Admission is free.
Monday, April 30th – Maja Ardal, reading from The Cure for Everything
Maja’s latest work, an adaption of Canada Reads finalist Marina Nemat’s ‘The Prisoner of Tehran’, currently in production at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto.
Tuesday, May 1st – Drew Taylor Hayden reading from Motorcycles and Sweetgrass and Drunk White Writer on the Floor.
Motorcycles & Sweetgrass was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for fiction in 2010.
Wednesday, May 2nd – Hannah Moscovitch reading from East of Berlin and The Russian Play
Hannah’s work has won multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and she’s been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Carol Bolt Award among many others.
Thursday, May 3rd – Brad Fraser reading from True Love Lies
Brad Fraser is one of Canada’s best known playwrights, Brad’s plays have won numerous awards including The London Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, The L.A. Critics Award, The Dora Mavor Moore Award, and London’s Time Out Award for Best New Play.
Friday, May 4th – Marcia Johnson reading from Courting Johanna
Marcia has been a theatre artist in Toronto for over 20 years. ‘Courting Johanna’ is based on Alice Munro’s ‘Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage’ (Blyth Festival). The short opera ‘My Mother’s Ring’, for which she wrote the libretto, was nominated for a 2009 Dora Mavor Moore Award.
WHAT: Playwrights Guild of Canada 40th Anniversary Reading Series
WHEN: April 30 to May 4, 2012 at 6 pm.
WHERE: Chapters/ Indigo, 142 John St., Toronto (2nd Floor Café)
Playwrights Guild of Canada is a national arts service organization mandated to advance the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights, promote Canadian plays nationally and internationally, and foster an active, evolving community of writers for the stage.