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A collection of plays that feature 2SLGBTQ+ characters.

We’re celebrating Pride month with new and upcoming books!

By Playwrights Canada Press Date: June 19, 2023 Tags: Lists and recommendations

Check out some recent and upcoming books with 2SLGBTQ+ characters!

Body So Fluorescent
By Amanda Cordner & David Di Giovanni
What happened last night on the dance floor? Two friends must retrace their steps to figure out the chain of events that led to an explosive fight in this exploration of Blackness, otherness, and appropriation.

By Rhiannon Collett
In a town ruled by a shadowy cult, outliers Wasp and Janey nurture a dwindling community of queer resistance. Faced with social isolation and medical barriers, they remain determined to make things work and defend their home.

By kai fig taddei
Teenage cousins Eli and Kat have recently bonded over exploring their queer identities, but they have a limited understanding of each other’s very different realities. When Kat unknowingly outs Eli, she sets off a chain of events that leave the cousins and their loved ones reeling.

Is My Microphone On?
By Jordan Tannahill
In this urgent and lyrical play, a chorus of young people reckon with the generations who have come before them and their inheritance of a broken world.

And coming soon!

Fall On Your Knees
Developed for the stage by Alisa Palmer and Hannah Moscovitch, Written by Hannah Moscovitch, Adapted from the book by Ann-Marie MacDonald
In an adaptation of the classic Canadian novel, this epic play follows three generations of a Cape Breton Island family as they experience forbidden love, inescapable bonds, and devastating betrayals, all while harbouring secrets that threaten to shatter the family entirely.

This Is Beyond: A Time Capsule of Queer Experience
Edited by Evan Tsitsias & Bilal Baig
In this rapid moment of expansion in queer theatre, when everything is exposed, interrogated, and investigated, This is Beyond offers a reflective time capsule of where we are now and a map for where we might go next in queer theatre’s evolution. Honest and intimate monologues, essays, and opinion pieces offer artists of every age, colour, culture, and generation empowered queer stories to play with, ponder over, learn from, and embody within our current cultural moment.

Black Boys
By Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Tawiah M’Carthy, and Thomas Antony Olajide, with Virgilia Griffith, and Jonathan Seinen
In a society where the Black body is both vilified and sexualized, Black Boys uncovers the complex dynamics of the Black experience.

You can also check out last year’s Pride blog post here: Read these books by queer playwrights and scholars