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Celebrating Playwrights

New and under-produced work from dramatists across the country.


Live Events & Readings, Online

Free, accessible, fun - join the audience!

Old Friends, New Friends

Bringing Canada's theatre family a little closer together.

Event Calendar - 2022


Are you a playwright, or want to try writing a play? The Canadian Play Thing is hosting a Canada-wide group to participate in the Dramatists Guild END OF PLAY.™ - a month long playwriting challenge in April 2022. There'll be online events, free workshops, silent co-writing sessions and weekly check-ins. Join the Canadian team! All writers and levels of experience welcome.     Learn More...

Past live readings & events available for viewing


"Hearing my whole play read aloud by brilliant actors really let me know exactly where the successes and pitfalls of the piece are. I can hardly wait to attack the next draft. It is exactly what I needed and exactly what the play needed."

Liesl Lafferty (A Splendid, Savage Place)