Mission & Mandate

PARC was formed in April of 1991 to address the needs of Atlantic Canadian playwrights and playwriting.

The goals of the organization are to:

  • Contribute to the development of Atlantic Canadian scripts through programs and services designed to serve the playwrights’ needs in the creative process;
  • Assist in the professional development of Atlantic Canadian playwrights;
  • Promote the work of Atlantic Canadian playwrights and Atlantic Canadian Theatres; and
  • Document Atlantic Region works of theatre.

Strategic Pillars for PARC
PARC encourages originality in form and content, the exploration of voices and stories, and fosters all stages of playwriting and play development.

PARC engages in the pursuit of excellence, seeks such recognition for its member playwrights, and encourages the growth of the creative form. PARC strives for high professional standards in the delivery of its programs and services and in the quality, skill, creativity and production worthiness of its member playwrights’ works.

PARC recognizes playwrights need support in different ways based on their level of development and aims to make its primary programs and services available to a wide spectrum of member playwrights, from emerging to established.

PARC delivers programming which explores, respects and promotes equity, diversity and inclusion.

PARC seeks to build partnerships and to collaborate with those who share its goals.