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The Enchanted Loom

The Sri Lankan civil war has left many scars on Thangan and his family, most noticeably the loss of his eldest son and the crippling epileptic seizures brought on by his torture. As the final days of ...

Yaga

By Kat Sandler
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Feminist Theatre, Comedy, Women Writers
Casting: 2 f, 1 m
Duration: 125 minutes

She’s more than just a wicked old witch. Baba Yaga is a legend, usually known as that elderly woman who lives alone in the woods and grinds the bones of the wicked. But what if she was actually a sexy, ...

Black Boys

In a society where the Black male body is both vilified and sexualized, Black Boys uncovers the complex dynamics of the queer Black male experience. Text, movement, and design portray the rhythm and vulnerability ...

When Words Sing

Meet the creators behind the words of Canadian opera in this exciting new collection of contemporary libretti. Featuring Ours by Robert Chafe, Rocking Horse Winner by Anna Chatterton, Beatrice Chancy by ...

The Law of Gravity

Dom has had a rough go of things so far. At fourteen, he has the hardened look of someone who’s had to fight for everything. And he’s sick of pronouns, but when push comes to shove, he uses he.   ...

Take d Milk, Nah?

Jiv is “Canadian. ” And “Indian. ” And “Hindu. ” And “West Indian. ” “Trinidadian,” too. Or maybe he’s just colonized. He’s not the “white boy” he was teased as within his ...

Theory

By Norman Yeung
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Political Theatre, Award Winners
Casting: 3 f, 4 m
Duration: 90 minutes

Is there a limit to free speech? Who gets to decide? 

Isabelle’s film theory students are stunned that she would open an unmoderated online discussion group to complement a controversial syllabus. Her ...

New Magic Valley Fun Town

From the acclaimed playwright behind A Beautiful View, The Best Brothers, and Bingo! comes a moving portrait about what we choose to forget and how we decide to move on.

Cape Bretoner Dougie hasn’t ...

Bare Bear Bones

At the instruction of their marriage counsellor, empty nesters Norm and Ruth book a trip to a place where they remember being in love, the Bear Bones Family Campground, in order to rekindle their spark. ...

Forget Me Not

By Ronnie Burkett
Subjects: Puppets & Puppetry, Romance, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 1 m
Duration: 120 minutes

Welcome to “The New Now,” a time in which written language has been forbidden and forgotten. Those who desire to have their love letters written and read must make a dangerous journey to the secret ...