Next year’s Playwrights Week will feature Public Readings  of the winning entries to the 76th National Play One-Act Playwriting Competition on Saturday April 22, 2017 and a Playwrights Workshop on Sunday April 23, 2017.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Playwright’s Weekend (details below) which featured live readings of winning entries to 75th National One-Act Playwriting Competition.

Saturday April 23, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

Two of the four winning plays are featured in this public reading. The second place winner is Always by Michaela Jeffery of Montreal, Quebec, about a modern day family living off the grid and an unexpected visitor. The third prize winner is Henry by Ron Fromstein which explores how one man faces a personal crisis.

Saturday April 23, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Two of the four winning plays are featured in this public reading. The first place winner is Three Things by Peter Zednik of Vancouver, British Columbia.  A gay couple who have applied to adopt a child find their relationship complicated by an older woman who rents the garden suite in their home.  The winner of the Sybil Cooke Awards for a Play Written for Children or Young People is Eleanor Gabor by Ron Fromstein of Toronto, Ontario. This heartbreaking play examines a child’s first experience of death.

Playwrights Workshop

Sunday April 24, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

A workshop on writing scripts for the stage is led by the resident dramaturge Nick Carpenter. Nick is a Montreal based playwright, dramaturg, screenwriter, composer and musician.  His stage plays, radio plays and short opera librettos have been performed across Canada, in the US and Germany. Nick teaches playwriting and offers dramaturgical advice to students at the National Theatre School of Canada and Concordia University. Nick has worked with the NAC, GCTC, National Theatre School, The Theatre Centre, Repercussion Theatre, Geordie Theatre, Imago Theatre, Infinitheatre, Concordia and Ottawa Universities, Theatre Lac Brôme, Third Wall, Théâtre Urbi et Orbi and on productions for the Magnetic North, Summerworks, Undercurrents and WildSide Festivals.  For the last three years he has been the composer and band leader for the Montreal English Theatre Awards.  Nick’s band Summersett  ( released its debut CD in May 2015.

Box Office Information

One Reading                                $10
Both Readings                            $15
Playwrights Workshop            $25
Weekend Pass                             $35