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Playwrights Guild of Canada celebrates 40 years with reading series

The Playwrights Guild of Canada is marking four decades of service to the Canadian theatre community with a week-long reading series.

Beginning Monday and running until May 4, five award-winning Canadian playwrights will read from some of their best known work. Maja Ardal kicked off the festivities yesterday with an excerpt from her latest piece, The Cure for Everything. Tonight, Drew Hayden Taylor will read from Motorcycles & Sweetgrass and Dead White Writer on the Floor. The rest of the week will see Hannah Moscovitch reading from East of Berlin and The Russian Play (Wednesday), Brad Fraser reading from True Love Lies (Thursday), and Marcia Johnson reading from Courting Johanna (Friday).

Each performance starts at 6 p.m. and takes place at Chapters’ downtown Toronto location (at John and Richmond streets).