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Live Play Readings Online

Connecting Actors, Plays, and Audiences

NOTE:  Info about events outside of our regular programming, such as those associated with the Playwright to Playwright series, can be found on our Projects page.

The Canadian Play Thing is a virtual 100-seat live theatre, where audiences gather to hear actors read plays by Canadian playwrights - emerging and professional. Admission is free to audiences and there is no charge to participate as an artist.

Where workshops, readings, and productions in rehearsal have been canceled for reasons of social distancing, the Play Thing provides a temporary home for theatre families to reunite and share their work.

Our venue exists as an online "webinar" where the actors appear on screen, but the audience does not. You can tune in any time during the reading without disruption, or leave early if you need to. All you need to do to join is click the link provided at the scheduled time.

Past Events

    Sat, Oct 24
    Tasty samples of works in progress read by members of The Tarts (Vancouver BC): Sherry MacDonald, Leslie Stark, Sally Stubbs and Tina Teeninga. Free. Go to link below and enter passcode: 179380
Events: Events

Coffee Break

for Canadian Playwrights

Fill your mug and meet other playwrights across the country (or just me in Victoria BC)  "most" Saturday mornings from 10:00-10:20 AM (Pacific).  Let's check in, chat about your script or work in progress, and talk more about how the Play Thing can support you in your work, wherever you may be in your writing career. Bring your questions and ideas, or just drop by to say hi.

Join the Backstage at the Canadian Play Thing facebook group for schedule/reminders. 


Join the Audience

All you need is the internet. Leave your phone on, crinkle your wrappers, wear your PJs,  bring your cat.  The concession is always open - in your fridge.

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