Playwrights Canada Press

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Playwrights Canada Press
Playwrights Canada Press logo.png
StatusActive
Founded1984; 37 years ago (1984)
Country of originCanada
Headquarters locationToronto, Canada
DistributionUniversity of Toronto Press (Canada)
Theatre Communications Group (US)
Nick Hern Books (Europe & Australia)[1]
Publication typesPlays, Books
Nonfiction topicsTheatre history, Critique, Biography
Fiction genresDrama
Owner(s)Playwrights Guild of Canada
No. of employees3
Official websitewww.playwrightscanada.com

Playwrights Canada Press is a Canadian publishing house founded in 1984 by the Playwrights Guild of Canada. It was incorporated in 2000 as an independent company.[2]

Notable books[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Playwrights Canada Press has been nominated for 86 Governor General's Awards, 82 for English-language Drama and 4 for French to English translation, resulting in 21 wins over its 33-year history.

Governor General's Award for English-language Drama[edit]

Year Nominated work Author Result[3][4]
1981§ Straight Ahead and Blind Dancers Charles Tidler Nominated
Theatre of the Film Noir George F. Walker Nominated
1982§ Clay Lawrence Jeffery Nominated
Jennie's Story Betty Lambert Nominated
1984§ White Biting Dog Judith Thompson Won
1985§ Salt-water Moon David French Nominated
Gone in the Burning Sun Ken Mitchell Nominated
Criminals in Love George F. Walker Won
1986§ Odd Jobs Frank Moher Nominated
Doc Sharon Pollock Won
Papers Allan Stratton Nominated
1987 Prague John Krizanc Won
Walt and Roy Michael D.C. McKinlay Nominated
1988 Skin from Skin and Liars Dennis Foon Nominated
1990 Scientific Americans John Mighton Nominated
1991 The Trial of Judith K. Sally Clark Nominated
Where is Kabuki? Don Druick Nominated
1992 Possible Worlds and A Short History of Night John Mighton Won
Serpent in the Sky Dianne Warren Nominated
1993 The Saints and Apostles Raymond Storey Nominated
1994 If We Are Women Joanna McClelland Glass Nominated
1995 Three in the Back, Two in the Head Jason Sherman Won
1996 The Little Years John Mighton Nominated
Mad Boy Chronicle Michael O'Brien Nominated
The Monument Colleen Wagner Won
1997 Reading Hebron Jason Sherman Nominated
Sled Judith Thompson Nominated
1998 Not Spain Richard Sanger Nominated
1999 The Drawer Boy Michael Healey Won
Beating Heart Cadaver Colleen Murphy Nominated
2000 Alien Creature Linda Griffiths Nominated
It's All True Jason Sherman Nominated
2001 Monsieur d'Eon Mark Brownell Nominated
Building Jerusalem Michael Redhill Nominated
An Acre of Time: The Play Jason Sherman Nominated
The Harps of God Kent Stetson Won
2002 The Gwendolyn Poems Claudia Dey Nominated
The Shooting Stage Michael MacLennan Nominated
2003 Rice Boy Sunil Kuruvilla Nominated
Last Romantics Michael MacLennan Nominated
Einstein's Gift Vern Thiessen Won
2004 Robert Chafe: Two Plays. Butler's Marsh, Tempting Providence Robert Chafe Nominated
Rune Arlidge Michael Healey Nominated
The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) Mieko Ouchi Nominated
2005 Half Life John Mighton Won
2006 Cast Iron Lisa Codrington Nominated
I Still Love You Daniel MacIvor Won
Adapt or Die: Plays New and Used Jason Sherman Nominated
2007 In Gabriel's Kitchen Salvatore Antonio Nominated
The Bombay Plays: The Matka King and Bombay Black Anosh Irani Nominated
Leo Rosa Laborde Nominated
The December Man (L'homme de décembre) Colleen Murphy Won
2008 Bone Cage Catherine Banks Won
10 Days on Earth Ronnie Burkett Nominated
Palace of the End Judith Thompson Nominated
2009 East of Berlin Hannah Moscovitch Nominated
Talk Michael Nathanson Nominated
2010 Afterimage Robert Chafe Won
Scratch Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman Nominated
Courageous Michael Healey Nominated
Such Creatures Judith Thompson Nominated
lady in the red dress David Yee Nominated
2011 House of Many Tongues Jonathan Garfinkel Nominated
If We Were Birds Erin Shields Won
Gas Girls Donna-Michelle St. Bernard Nominated
Lenin's Embalmers Vern Thiessen Nominated
2012 It is Solved by Walking Catherine Banks Won
The Romeo Initiative Trina Davies Nominated
Brothel #9 Anusree Roy Nominated
2013 Blood: A Scientific Romance Meg Braem Nominated
Shakespeare's Nigga Joseph Jomo Pierre Nominated
2014 The Secret Mask Rick Chafe Nominated
That Elusive Spark Janet Munsil Nominated
Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays Jordan Tannahill Won
2015 The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble Beth Graham Nominated
Mahmoud Tara Grammy and Tom Arthur Davis Nominated
carried away on the crest of a wave David Yee Won
2016 Kill Me Now Brad Fraser Nominated
Pig Girl Colleen Murphy Won
A Man A Fish Donna-Michelle St. Bernard Nominated
Concord Floral Jordan Tannahill Nominated
2017 1979 Michael Healey Nominated
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams Robert Chafe Nominated
Indian Arm Hiro Kanagawa Won
The Virgin Trial Kate Hennig Nominated
2018 Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom Jordan Tannahill Won
Gertrude and Alice Anna Chatterton, Evalyn Parry and Karin Randoja Nominated
Paradise Lost Erin Shields Nominated
This Is How We Got Here Keith Barker Nominated
2019 Other Side of the Game Amanda Parris Won
What a Young Wife Ought to Know Hannah Moscovitch Nominated
2020 Guarded Girls Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman Nominated
Quick Bright Things Christopher Cook Nominated
Sound of the Beast Donna-Michelle St. Bernard Nominated
2021 Selfie Christine Quintana Nominated
Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes Hannah Moscovitch Nominated
Take d Milk, Nah? Jivesh Parasram Nominated

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Governor General's Award for French to English translation[edit]

Year Nominated work Author Result[5][6]
2007 Carole Fréchette: Two Plays: John and Beatrice; Helen’s Necklace John Murrell Nominated
2010 Forests Linda Gaboriau Won
2012 The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs and Thinking of You John Murrell Nominated
The List Shelley Tepperman Nominated
2019 Birds of a Kind Linda Gaboriau Won
2020 Amaryllis & Little Witch Alexis Diamond Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Playwrights Canada Press - Playwrights Canada Press". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  2. ^ "About Playwrights Canada Press". Playwrights Canada Press. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  3. ^ "CUMULATIVE LIST OF WINNERS OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARDS / LISTE CUMULATIVE DES GAGNANTES ET DES GAGNANTS DES PRIX LITTÉRAIRES DU GOUVERNEUR GÉNÉRAL" (PDF). Canada Council for the Arts. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  4. ^ "CUMULATIVE LIST OF FINALISTS FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARDS / LISTE CUMULATIVE DES FINALISTES POUR LES PRIX LITTÉRAIRES DU GOUVERNEUR GÉNÉRAL" (PDF). Canada Council for the Arts. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  5. ^ "CUMULATIVE LIST OF WINNERS OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARDS / LISTE CUMULATIVE DES GAGNANTES ET DES GAGNANTS DES PRIX LITTÉRAIRES DU GOUVERNEUR GÉNÉRAL*" (PDF). Canada Council for the Arts. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  6. ^ "CUMULATIVE LIST OF FINALISTS FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARDS / LISTE CUMULATIVE DES FINALISTES POUR LES PRIX LITTÉRAIRES DU GOUVERNEUR GÉNÉRAL" (PDF). Canada Council for the Arts. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.

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