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When Words Sing

Edited by Julie Salverson

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 ...

Yaga

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

The Breathing Hole

Stories of the Canadian Arctic intersect in this epic five-hundred-year journey led by a one-eared polar bear.

In 1535, Hummiktuq, an Inuk widow, has a strange dream about the future. The next day, she ...

The Writer

By Norm Foster
Subjects: Family Life, Atlantic Playwrights, New Brunswick, Community Theatre Picks
Casting: 2 m
Duration: 120 minutes

Donald Wellner knew success when he wrote a hit play thirty-five years ago, but now he’s recently separated, living in a small apartment, and promising that he’s trying to start a new script. His ...

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 ...

Pretty Goblins

From holding hands in the womb to holding each other’s hair back when they puked, twins Laura and Lizzie grew up only having each other. They couldn’t count on their practically feral mom, absent ...

Sound of the Beast

"Compassion is good, but it’s just motivation. Cars need engines. Movements need mobilization. "

Through spoken word, storytelling and hip hop, acclaimed wordsmith Donna-Michelle St. Bernard illuminates ...

Acha Bacha

By Bilal Baig
Introduction by Kama La Mackerel
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, LGBT/Queer Theatre, Family Life
Duration: 80 minutes

For years, Zaya has delicately balanced his relationship with his Muslim faith and queer identity by keeping his genderqueer lover and manipulative mother apart. But when his mother ends up in the hospital ...