Brag Sheet


  • International: New Conversation Award: (British Council, Canadian High Commission/UK and Farnham Maltings.) To mentor the Lyth Arts Centre in North Scotland on the creation of a Women’s Room North modelled after Pat the Dog Theatre Creation’s Women’s Room (since 2015 in Kitchener/runs annually). Awarded 2019.
  • National: Sectoral Innovation and Development Award (Canada Council) For Regional Women Lead, a grassroots approach to gender-parity for Canadian women in theatre.  $96,000/2-years.  Awarded 2019. National Partners:  Playwrights Canada Press, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Directors Lab North (Toronto).
  • Provincial: Back-to-Back Provincewide Awards (Ontario Trillium Foundation/OTF) $231,000/3-years (2010-2013) + $235,000/3-years (2014-16) for programming throughout ON. First mid-sized arts organization in ON to receive back-to-back prestigious Provincewide awards.  NOTE: The Provincewide Program is determined by the OTF Board of Directors.  Recognition and receipt of this award is extremely competitive and very prestigious.

ARTISTIC AWARDS: Awarded to Individual Artists whose work was developed at PTD

  • 7 RBC Emerging Playwright Awards (National)
  • 5 RBC Emerging Directors Residencies (National)
  • Weinberg Award for Emerging Musical Theatre Librettist (NYC)
  • Several Best of Festival Awards (Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Ottawa, Hamilton Halifax Fringe)
  • Several Best of Summerworks Festival (Toronto)
  • 1 New York Musical Theatre Festival
  • 3 Playwrights’ Guild of Canada Comedy Award
  • 3 Carol Bolt Awards (Playwrights Canada Press)
  • Dozens of regional theatre and literary awards

MASTER CLASSES: Master Classes Programmed by PTD (Selected)

  • Playwriting: Colleen Murphy, Judith Thompson, Erin Shields, Beverly Cooper, Emil Sher, Vern Thiessen.
  • Directing: Bob White, Martha Ross, Laurel Green, Heather Davies.
  • Dramaturgy: Maureen Labonté, Joanna Falck
  • Devised Creation: Ghost River Devised Intensive, led by Eric Rose