The Play Thing
Celebrating the work of Canadian playwrights.
The Canadian Play Thing (est. March 2020) is a playwright-centred virtual theatre that shares live readings of new and under-produced Canadian plays online. The goal is to support and celebrate the work of playwrights, and to connect our theatre family across the country. Artists and audiences around the world are welcome.
What is The Thing?
Support for Playwrights
Readings and Networking
The Play Thing makes it easy to gather writers, audience, and actors together to hear plays that are under-produced (ie. plays that premiered but never had a second production), new production-ready scripts, and work in development.
"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, Playwright (A Splendid, Savage Place)
Playwrights of The Play Thing
Recent and upcoming featured Canadian playwrights