Thursday, 8 December 2016

Holiday Office Closure

Playwrights Canada Press will be closed for the holidays starting Monday, December 19, 2016 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Any orders placed through our website during this time will be shipped when the office reopens.

Please contact University of Toronto Press Distribution for large orders in Canada, or if you require a quicker service. US customers can contact Theatre Communications Group to place any orders.

Best wishes for a happy holiday season!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

We're hiring!

Playwrights Canada Press (PLCN) is seeking a Marketing Coordinator. The mandate of PLCN is to raise the profile of Canadian theatre and theatre practitioners, promote dramatic literature, and contribute to the Canadian theatrical canon. PLCN strives to publish diverse and engaging Canadian plays and dramatic criticism of literary merit.
We’re looking for a creative and organized person, reporting to the Publisher, to

  • Prepare and execute marketing and publicity plans for 25+ titles annually, and present upcoming books to our sales force twice a year
  • Maintain a marketing budget
  • Write promotional copy for seasonal catalogues and advertisements
  • Create content for monthly newsletter
  • Organize book launches and author readings
  • Manage brand across all social media
  • Fulfill e-commerce orders and handle customer service duties
  • Organize book tables and attend conferences and festivals in Canada and occasionally in the US
  • A university degree in a related field or related work experience
  • Courses or certificate in a publishing program an asset
  • Experience with event planning and customer service
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience writing creative copy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
Working Conditions
This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits based in our downtown Toronto office. Occasional travel is required. You must occasionally be able to lift boxes of 30lbs. Please note that our office is located on the second floor of a building without an elevator.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Publisher Annie Gibson: Applications and queries will be kept confidential. The deadline for applications is November 17.
PLCN is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Colleen Murphy wins the 2016 GG for Drama

Congratulations to Colleen Murphy who won a Governor General's Literary Award for her play Pig Girl!

Here's what the jury had to say:
"Colleen Murphy weaves a masterfully structured examination of humanity within our most inhumane moments. Pig Girl forces us to relentlessly bear witness to a single night of horror that echoes the silenced ongoing violence against women. Difficult and harrowing, it asks us to acknowledge our collective responsibility. Arresting. Undeniable. Unforgettable."

Friday, 22 April 2016

Make an appointment to browse our books

If you wish to browse our books in person, get in touch with us to make an appointment to come by our office in Toronto!

Phone: 416-703-0013

We're located at 269 Richmond St. W, Suite 202.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Book Launch for Ignite: Illuminating Theatre for Young People

Celebrate youth theatre with us at the launch of Ignite: Illuminating Theatre for Young People, and hear readings from Andrew Kushnir and the URGE collective! 

Monday, April 18
Doors at 6:30pm
Theatre Direct

Edited by Heather Fitzsimmons Frey, Ignite is a groundbreaking collection of three plays for young audiences feature “messy” and complicated creation processes: The Middle Place by Andrew Kushnir, verbatim theatre created from interview transcripts with shelter youth; And by the way, Miss . . . by URGE with the Ensemble, devised theatre created by women developed through workshops with girls, and made for exclusively girl audiences; and Beneath the Ice by Eva Colmers, a location-specific, cross-cultural piece that was enriched by Southerner and Northerner encounters in Canada.

Andrew Kushnir is a Toronto-based playwright, actor, director, and community arts worker. He is Creative Director of Project: Humanity, an organization raising awareness of social issues through the arts.

URGE is a collective of women who co-create original musically driven performance works, which use the variety of skills, techniques, and sound worlds of the members of the ensemble. 

Heather Fitzsimmons Frey holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Some of her core fields of research include childhood, youth, agency, power and identity, young people and audience reception, and representations of childhood in young people’s theatre.

Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Yvette Nolan Shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award

We're pleased to announce that Yvette Nolan has been shortlisted for the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award for Medicine Shows: Indigenous Performance Culture!

Check out the full shortlist here. Winners will be announced April 30.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Preorder The Fish Eyes Trilogy by Anita Majumdar

It's almost here! Preorder your copy of Anita Majumdar's The Fish Eyes Trilogy featuring Fish Eyes, Boys With Cars, and Let Me Borrow That Top.

This illustrated collection of three coming-of-age solo shows follows the lives of teenage girls who attend the same high school and process their real-life dilemmas through dance, while exploring the heartaches of youth and the meaning of heritage.

Check out our YouTube channel for interviews with Anita Majumdar!