Five plays that will make great gifts
Check out these recommendations from playwrights Catherine Hernandez, Jordan Tannahill, Anosh Irani, Keith Barker, and Catherine Banks
Stumped on what to get the theatre-lover in your life this year? We may be biased, but published scripts ensure a theatrical experience right from your own couch and on your own time! Plus, they look really good on shelves. Give your loved ones something to brag about with these great recommendations from your favourite playwrights!
And don’t delay – everything on our website is 25% off until December 18!
Catherine Hernandez recommends Sound of the Beast by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
"I am thrilled this play has been published because after I saw Donna-Michelle St. Bernard's performance, I desperately wanted to recall the wisdom she shared on that stage. The section titled 'Adjectives' hooked something in my throat and never let go. Buy a copy for yourself and everyone you know."
Jordan Tannahill recommends The Writer by Ella Hickson
“A great gift for your fellow feminist is Ella Hickson’s The Writer, a take-no-prisoners play deconstructing gendered power dynamics in theatre with radical inventiveness.”
Anosh Irani recommends Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad, translated by Linda Gaboriau
“Wajdi Mouawad’s Scorched is one of my favourite plays. It explores darkness but doesn’t become part of it. There is surprising beauty and terror at every turn, as the characters move towards forgiveness.”
-- Anosh Irani, critically acclaimed playwright of Bombay Black, The Men in White, and Buffoon; bestselling author of The Parcel and Translated from the Gibberish: Seven Stories and One Half Truth
Keith Barker recommends Indian Act: Residential School Plays, edited by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
“For anyone who hasn’t had the honour of reading these beautiful poignant plays, do yourself a favour and pick up this anthology.”
Catherine Banks recommends Mustard by Kat Sandler
“Mustard by Kat Sandler is the play I'm giving the former theatre student on my Christmas list. Described as a twisted fairy tale, Kat creates a delicious story that is big and bold and beautifully delights in the theatrical form. I know Mustard will inspire my emerging playwriting colleague to be bold and to take risks.”
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