About Us

About Us

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal gives artists the opportunity to create and experiment, dream and take risks, fail and try again. Our dynamic collaborative process draws on our team’s unique expertise and is tailored to the artist’s individual needs. At PWM, playwrights, dramaturgs, translators, directors, performance artists, and theatre companies across the country find a creative accomplice willing to invest deeply in the development of meaningful work.

Founded in 1963, PWM is a nationally-mandated theatre development centre based in Montréal led by a team of renowned dramaturgs and arts administrators. While theatre has been at the core of what we do for over 50 years, our work now encompasses other forms of devised and interdisciplinary performance. In addition to seeking collaborations across diverse artistic traditions, we are strongly committed to supporting works which reflect a wide range of cultural identities and lived experiences. This commitment extends to our work in theatre translation, through which we play a key role in creating cultural conversations across Canada’s official-language communities and beyond.

Mission

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal’s mission is to collaborate with artists in the development of new works of theatre and performance.