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The Flood

“I bore him fourteen children and he had me down here faster than lightning.”

In 1887, women were property and could be imprisoned for any reason. Jail was considered a place for the criminal, the ...

Jonas and Barry in the Home

“When life comes knocking you don’t want it to find you on the couch in a soiled bathrobe. ”

Norm Foster’s quick wit is strong in this lighthearted buddy comedy about living life to its fullest. ...

The Gay Heritage Project

This isn’t your ordinary history project. In what has become an important piece of contemporary queer theatre, three of Canada’s most gifted performers—Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn, and Andrew Kushnir—go ...

Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom

Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom presents wildly apocryphal retellings of two events—one historic, one mythic—that reconsider the official record through decidedly queer and feminist lenses. ...

Small Talk

“There can be no fullness without emptiness. And there can be no conversation without a void.”

Everyday conversation has always been a challenge for Julie, a lonely and anxious researcher who spends ...

Of Human Bondage

When Philip meets Mildred, a disarming tea-shop waitress, he finds his yearning for art and experience consumed by his intense attraction to her. Mildred, for all her teasing, isn’t all that interested ...

Paradise Lost

By Erin Shields
Introduction by Paul Stevens
Subjects: Women Writers, Adaptations, Quebec Playwrights
Casting: 2 f, 3 m, 7 chorus
Duration: 160 minutes

“The biggest mistake any of us could make would be to underestimate Satan.”

The seventeenth century and present day are seamlessly intertwined as Satan vents to an audience about her frustration at ...

Q2Q

A companion anthology to Q2Q: Queer Canadian Theatre and Performance, the work contained in this volume provides a snapshot of Canadian contemporary queer performance practices—from solo performance ...

Q2Q: Queer Canadian Theatre and Performance

This collection seeks to understand why it is important not just to continue to tell queer stories on stage, but also to piece together the larger historical narrative of Canadian queer theatrical production ...

Indian Act

Indian Act is a tribute and thank you to those who survived the Indian Residential School system so that future generations could be free to pursue their lives unhindered by educationally enforced lowered ...