Business Number: 119056463RR0001

Our Mission

PTC finds, nurtures, and advances the Canadian playwright. We support new plays from creation to performance. We are all about developing Canadian content for theatre – about developing plays that spur critical conversation and reflect the diversity of our society.

PTC engages with the professional theatre community nationally and internationally in the development of new work. We invest in research and innovation in process, form and dissemination.

Playwrights are the heart of our theatre, primarily supported through Wrightspace, PTC Associates and dramaturgical processes.


PTC has for forty years supported Canadian playwrights, the least visible yet most integral player in the theatrical ecosystem.

PTC is a unique organization – the only nationally-mandated play development centre west of Montreal – that functions as a dramaturgically-focused theatre company. In our dramaturgical practice, we support the writer with research, script responses, creative conversations, and collaboration facilitation. We design and lead workshops at any stage of the creative process, often in partnership with producing companies.

What People Are Saying

"“When you enter the PTC world, you are met with respect. Your work is carefully explored by competent, intelligent and considerate professionals. And it seems to me there really isn’t an exit: afterward, you remain connected to the PTC family, which is vital to a playwright’s development.” "

— Janet Hinton, Colony 2015

"The Associates is a valuable piece of the fabric of theatre making in Vancouver and by extension in the rest of the country."

— Hiro Kanagawa, PTC Associate

"PTC is an crucial asset in building and reflecting our Canadian arts, heritage and culture. It is a supportive nest that brings together artists from all backgrounds and nourishes their process and ideas so that they may fly. My experience during the Colony weekend was so uplifting: pure joy!"

— Alison James, Colony 2015 actor

"“I am genuinely amazed at the scope of offerings for playwrights by PTC and the way the organization opens the dramaturgy door for all writers, tailoring their approach to suit the needs of the individual.” – Janet Hinton, Colony 2015 "

— Janet Hinton, Colony 2015

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