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Digital Performance in Canada

Edited by David Owen
Subjects: Essays
Series: New Essays on Canadian Theatre

Especially necessary in a historical moment in which many theatre companies have been forced to move their work online, Digital Performance in Canada illuminates the influence and ubiquity of digital technology ...

Long Live the New Flesh

Edited by David Owen
Subjects: Anthologies

In this companion anthology to Digital Performance in Canada, six works of digital theatre illustrate how audiences are forced to re-evaluate definitions of performative space, bodies, and relationships. ...

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 ...

Through the Bamboo

Twelve-year-old Philly is literally pulled into an action-packed adventure while mourning the loss of her lola when she opens an old book and finds herself tossed into the fantastical land of Uwi.

In ...

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers

Slimm, a seventeen-year-old Black boy in a hoodie suddenly finds himself in the first moments of his afterlife. He calls out for God. God does not respond. What happens next is a sacred journey through ...

WROL (Without Rule of Law)

Convinced the world at large can’t be trusted to prioritize the well-being of adolescent girls in the event of a cataclysmic event (or just in general), a determined troupe of preteen “doomers” ...

Yaga

By Kat Sandler
Subjects: Women Writers, Ontario Playwrights, Feminist Theatre, Comedy
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, ...

A Perfect Bowl of Pho

Nam, a procrastination-prone Vietnamese Canadian university student, sets out with the vague ambition to write a musical about his diaspora as embodied by food, particularly the world-famous noodle soup ...

Black Boys

Black Boys by Saga Collectif (Virgilia Griffith, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Tawiah M’Carthy, Thomas Antony Olajide, and Jonathan Seinen) uncovers the complex dynamics of the queer Black male experience. ...

Forget Me Not

By Ronnie Burkett
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Puppets & Puppetry, Romance
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 ...