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The First Scene Challenge with Playwrights Guild of Canada


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Stratford Festival Theatre Lobby

55 Queen Street

Stratford, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


PGC is thrilled to announce that The Stratford Festival is hosting The First Scene Challenge for the second year. The first scenes of five submitted plays will be read by actors from the Stratford Festival. Come out to this encouraging and fun event to hear Mike Payette, Joelle Peters, and Sheree Spencer discuss what makes an enticing first scene. This event will include a Question & Answer! Don’t miss this opportunity to get some sweet tips that could give you an idea or two on how to elevate your play.

This is a free event for members, non-members and the general public.

Register now to attend The First Challenge!

October 2nd, 2023 @ 1pm EST

Lobby of The Festival Theatre, Stratford Festival

55 Queen St, Stratford ON N5A 6V2


Playwrights Guild of Canada

Playwrights Guild of Canada is a national arts service organization. We offer over twenty-five programs that promote and protect playwrights. Through this work, we also provide many opportunities for the public to access, explore, and enjoy the work of playwrights.

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