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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 ...

Brontë: The World Without

What happens when a passion is turned into a means to survive?

Sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë have always enjoyed writing and storytelling, but so far, it’s been for their own personal enjoyment. ...

Amaryllis & Little Witch

In these dark fairy tales, two girls face danger while grieving loved ones, and learn some hard truths about growing up along the way. Imaginative and curious, these fables illustrate adventures for children ...

Bears

As the prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd has to get out of town fast. Pursued by the RCMP, he heads through the Rockies for Burnaby, BC, along the route of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. By the ...

It's All Tru

“There used to be people dying and they didn’t know why and there was nothing anyone could do, but most of all—no one cared whether we lived or whether we died. ”

Love, sex, and pharmaceuticals ...

Quick Bright Things

“Everyone hears voices. I’m treated like I’m broken for admitting it. ”

Can a weekend trip to visit family ever be smooth? 

Nick was hoping for a quick dinner at his brother Reid’s house when ...

Bar Mitzvah Boy

Joey Brant needs to have a bar mitzvah immediately. Like, next Tuesday. Except he’s not thirteen, the usual age for the Jewish milestone. He’s in his sixties. A task he thinks he could quickly cross ...

Speed Dating for Sperm Donors

Can a lesbian couple find Mr. Right?

Helen and Paige really want a baby. Maybe even two. They’ve decided they want to use a sperm donor, but because of Paige’s own upbringing as an adopted child they ...

Sequence (Second Edition)

“Luck is like irony. Not everybody who thinks they got it, got it. ”

Theo has been named Time Magazine’s Luckiest Man Alive. For twenty consecutive years he has successfully bet double or nothing ...

Pugwash

By Vern Thiessen
Afterword by Sandra Ionno Butcher
Subjects: Science & Scientists, History, Western Playwrights, Alberta
Casting: 6 actors
Duration: 105 minutes

1957. Barely a decade after the first use of atomic bombs, the world is divided and fearful of the real threat of nuclear weaponry.  In an effort to understand the devastating effects of radiation, leading ...