Welcome to
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?

Live Play Readings Online

Connecting Canadian Plays, Actors and Audiences

The Play Thing hosts live readings of under produced plays. Each virtual reading is open to the public.

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)


Contact me
The Thing


Janet Munsil, Instigator

Lkwungen Territory
Victoria BC, Canada


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