Our Next Flying Start Playwright

Flying Start is a partnership of Touchstone and PTC that gives a stage to new playwrights who have yet to be professionally produced. The selected play is developed over a period of a year and a half, culminating in a small scale, fully professional showcase production. The playwright chosen is Peter Boychuk. Peter and his play Shelter from the Storm, were selected from a pool of 26 applicants.

Peter Boychuk is currently completing a M.F.A. in Playwriting at the University of Victoria under the tutelage of Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Joan MacLeod. His one-act plays include Afterglow, which is published in the anthology Two Hands Clapping and has been produced in schools and universities across the country; Fortunate Son, which has won the Stanley Mills Purchase Prize, Honourable Mention in the Canadian National Playwriting Competition, and Best of the Fest at ACToberfest 2007; and Chainmail Bikini, which premiered at the Calgary Fringe Festival. He works across BC as a freelance director and dramaturg. Shelter from the Storm is his first full-length play, and it will close Touchstone’s 2011/12 Season.

Peter Boychuk

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