The Digital Dramaturgy Initiative


The Digital Dramaturgy Initiative is co-imagined and conceived by Playwrights' Workshop Montréal (PWM), Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC), Manitoba Association of Playwrights (MAP) and the Blyth Festival.

The pandemic has accelerated the use of digital tools in dramaturgy. However, knowledge and financial gaps are still with us. In response, these development centres are introducing three distinct week-long residencies to investigate and expand our collective vocabulary with digital technology.

Each of the three residences will be spearheaded by a different development centre, and each will focus on a specific  theme. Selected participants will bring their projects and creative questions into their local DDI residency, and hosts will provide access to dramaturgical expertise and digital technology. Participating artists will each receive a $750 honorarium.

Playwrights' Workshop Montréal 

Covid-19 and its impact on live arts: how do we share and grow work in process.

Montreal, April 26 – May 1, 2021.  

Manitoba Association of Playwrights

Synthesizing digital and live theatre.

Winnipeg, June 21 – 26, 2021. 

Playwrights Theatre Centre 

Staging Screens: digital dramaturgy for macro and micro spaces.

Vancouver, September 20 – 25, 2021.


For more information on this national initiative, visit the PWM webpage  - Digital Dramaturgy Initiative


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