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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.   ...

Yaga

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

Theory

By Norman Yeung
Subjects: Award Winners, Ontario Playwrights, Political Theatre
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 ...

Forget Me Not

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

Refractions: Scenes

This collection can be used both as a source for actors and students, or as a primer on diverse Canadian theatre and an entry point into new works. Refractions: Scenes includes work by Michaela di Cesare, ...

Beautiful Man & Other Short Plays

Award-winning playwright Erin Shields has crafted three thought-provoking plays that centre on the inner lives of women, offering space for those who dare to listen.  

An eviscerating satire of gender ...

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. ...

The Breathing Hole

“In your travels across the snow and ice, always return to this place where you were loved for so long, and if you become lost or find yourself in difficulty, listen and you’ll hear my voice on the ...

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 ...

Silence

It only takes one spark of love to change the world forever.

Mabel Hubbard Bell was a strong, self-assured woman—bright, passionate, and a complete original. Despite a near-fatal case of childhood scarlet ...