Fonds XZ1 MS B021 and XZ1 MS B022 and XZ1 MS B023 and XZ1 MS B024 - Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal fonds

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Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal fonds

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CA ON00344 XZ1 MS B021 and XZ1 MS B022 and XZ1 MS B023 and XZ1 MS B024

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  • 1963- (Creation)

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14 m textual records

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Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal is a play development organization and professional theatre centre with a mandate to support Canadian playwrights from initial idea through final draft. The oldest play development centre in Canada, PWM was established in 1963 in response to the scarcity of Canadian playwrights and the lack of dramaturgical support for them. It has helped develop play scripts from across the country, employing directors, actors and dramturgs fluent in at least two languages. PWM utilizes reading, workshops and dramaturgy to understand play development and to provide playwrights with professional analysis of their work. Since its founding, it has assisted with the plays of such talents as George F. Walker, Carol Bolt, Maryse Pelletier and Tomson Highway. PWM takes in more than 200 scripts every year and provides development assistance for more than 50 plays.

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Fonds consists of material created from the Workshop’s founding in 1963 through the late 1990s, and includes: correspondence; publicity and fundraising project event information; general financial ledgers; posters; sponsors' information; minutes for directors’ and committees’ meetings; programs; festival presentations; scripts, plays, bulletins; newsletters and other publications by PWM. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration XZ1 MS B021 Posters XZ1 MS B022 House Programs XZ1 MS B023 Publicity XZ1 MS B024 Performance Files XZ1 MS B025

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Deposited by Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal in November 2001.

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Copyright, normally, is held by the creator. Materials cannot be published without the permission of the copyright holder.

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A link to the finding aids (Adobe Acrobat required) is included in the fonds’ records in the library catalogue. www.lib.uoguelph.ca

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Tomson Highway Script Collection George F. Walker fonds Svetlana Zylin

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