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“Playwrights Guild of Canada is a registered national arts service association 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.

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PACT-PGC Agreement

This agreement sets the terms and conditions under which our member theatres engage playwrights. The agreement provides standards and guidelines for commissioning new plays as well as mounting premiere productions and previously produced works. PACT member theatres (with the exception of our Affiliate and Associate members) are required to operate under this agreement when engaging members of PGC.

The PACT-PGC Agreement is negotiated on a three-year term – The current agreement has been extended by one year by mutual agreement, and is effective June 30, 2013 to June 29, 2017.

Looking for documents?

Download the following documents from Contracts and Resources:

  • PACT-PGC Agreement – Standard Clauses (2014-2017)
  • PACT-PGC Agreement – Contract Forms
    • Commission Contract (Members only)
    • Stock Contract (Members only)
    • Premiere Contract (Members only)
    • TYA Commission Contract (Members only)
    • TYA Stock Contract (Members only)
    • TYA Premiere Contract (Members only)
  • Other PACT-PGC Agreement Forms
    • Development Acknowledgement (Members only)
    • Workshops & Readings Agreement (Members only)

Equity in Theatre

Equity in Theatre (EIT) is a multi-stakeholder initiative aiming to remedy existing gender and related inequities in the theatre industry. Through a multi-pronged and inclusive response that involves the community as a whole (artists, stakeholders, and audiences), we promote dialogue, generate greater awareness of and exposure to women theatre practitioners, and develop community-based action plans to help fix industry imbalances.

PACT is proud to be one of ten partner organizations for Equity in Theatre.

World Theatre Day

Every year, we partner with PGC and l’Association des théâtres francophones du Canada (ATFC) to commission a message to promote and celebrate World Theatre Day from a distinctly Canadian perspective.

The 2016 Canadian World Theatre Day message was written by Sky Gilbert – Read his message here.

The 2017 Canadian World Theatre Day Message will be shared in early 2017.

Read more about World Theatre Day

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