Our Story

About Us

PWM is time, space and expertise. It’s a place where artists can research and experiment, dream and take risks, fail and try again. We are a team of committed dramaturgs and arts administrators who believe new theatre is necessary. Our energy pours into work with a critical lens that confronts and engages with contemporary culture. The programs and collaborations we curate share a vision of theatre that challenges the status quo. At PWM, playwrights, translators, directors, creators and theatre companies across the country find a creative accomplice willing to invest deeply in meaningful work.

As immersive and digital models continue to expand the vocabulary of performance, our dramaturgical practice evolves with it. We apply an expanded notion of dramaturgy to our work in devised and interdisciplinary creation, which now flourish alongside the playwright-driven work we have supported for over 50 years. A nationally-mandated, dramaturgically-led theatre development centre based in Montréal, we play a key role in facilitating dialogue between Canada’s official-language communities. We strive to make our programming accessible to artists of all cultures and lived experiences. And we continue to work to realize our vision of an inclusive community where playmaking is free from the pressures of production.


PWM’s mission is to advance the artistic practice of contemporary creators and collaborate in developing innovative work for performance. We are committed to the examination, refinement and implementation of new dramaturgical approaches to creation.