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Playwrights Canada Press fall 2021

Coming in fall 2021

By Date: April 08, 2021

2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the press – not only do we have an epic list of books coming out this spring, but we’ve just added our highly anticipated fall books! Get ready to make some pre-orders, check out what’s on the way:

The Empire: A Trilogy of Modern Epics
by Susanna Fournier, illustrated by Sam Hudecki
Explore a world on the edge of change through three epic stories spanning five hundred years of imagined history, unpacking systems of power and what we are capable of in the pursuit of freedom.

Interdependent Magic: Disability Performance in Canada
edited by Jessica Watkin
Interdependent Magic: Disability Performance in Canada is a collection of plays and interviews by, for, and about Disabled theatre artists that invites readers into the magical worlds of Disability arts culture.

Secret Life of a Mother
by Hannah Moscovitch with Maev Beaty and Ann-Marie Kerr
The raw, transcendent, and untold secrets of pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, and mothering is revealed in this true story of motherhood for the twenty-first century.

Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) & Antigone:
by Ho Ka Kei / Jeff Ho
Two classic adaptations that transport mythological stories from Ancient Greece to modern-day civilizations. Led by people of colour, these darkly comedic plays depict recognizable plights for justice.

Ravage of Life
by Evelyne de la Chenelière, translated by Louise H. Forsyth
Evelyne de la Chenelière challenges constraining and reductive practices of theatre by playing with elements of reality in this experimental text about the search for meaning and salvation.

Voices of a Generation: Three Millennial Plays
edited by Michelle MacArthur
This collection of three Canadian plays—zahgidiwin/love by Frances Koncan, The Millennial Malcontent by Erin Shields, and Smoke by Elena Eli Belyea—speaks to millennials’ complex and varied experiences and the challenges and stereotypes they often face.

Too Good to be True
by Cliff Cardinal
A vigilante single mom on the run is determined to give her two kids—a pregnant teenage daughter and excitable preteen son—a last supper before the cops separate them.

by Amy Rutherford
When a woman runs into her former abuser, she evokes her fourteen-year-old self in an attempt to understand how and why things happened as they did.

by Rhiannon Collett
In a town where women are impregnated on their twenty-first birthdays by a divine swarm of hornets, three people await their destinies and prepare to do anything they can to save themselves.

Do This In Memory of Me
by Cat Walsh
When a twelve-year-old girl is denied the chance to be an altar server in 1963, her prayers for redemption are answered by the apparition of a fourth-century martyr and the suspicious disappearance of a classmate.

All of these titles are available for pre-order now! 

Which ones are you excited for? Let us know in the comments!

Artwork above by Myriam Wares.