MONTREAL – Renowned playwrights from Quebec and across Canada are gathering in Montreal Monday to commemorate the last fifty years of contemporary writing for the stage.
The ‘50th Anniversary Gala Event: 50 Years in the Making’ takes place at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal on Monday evening.
The event celebrates a half-century of performance writing under the umbrella of the Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PVM), a professional theatre centre based in Montreal and dedicated to the development of Canadian work and new writers for the stage.
As host for the evening, Ann-Marie Macdonald, writer, actor and television personality, will welcome writers and guests from across Canada.
The event features past artistic directors who will each present a playwright and a play that they were instrumental in developing.
Quebec writer Michel Marc Bouchard and actor Briony Glassco will also offer a special tribute to Linda Gaboriau for her work in translation. Gaboriau has translated some 100 plays and novels by Quebec writers, including many plays best known to English-speaking Canadian audiences by writers such as Michel Marc Bouchard, Wajdi Mouawad and Michel Tremblay.
Tickets are available online at www.playwrights.ca or via email at email@example.com.
A silent auction will also be held to raise funds for the ‘50 for 50 Campaign.’