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Habitat

By Judith Thompson
Introduction by Iris Turcott
Subjects: Women Writers, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 3 f, 2 m
Duration: 140 minutes

Raine, unable to respond emotionally when her mother dies, finds herself at this group home, in a community that has little tolerance for its newest residents. The ensuing battle—over whether the group ...

Mirror Game

When abusive behaviour surfaces in the lives of four friends, the teenagers are forced to examine how learned behaviour can be mirrored by victims and home situations reflected in the school until, finally, ...

Opening Night

During the opening night of a new play, the action is all in the audience and backstage. A funny, gentle look at human relationships.

The madcap antics start as Jack and Ruth Tisdale celebrate their twenty-fifth ...

The Lost Boys

The man steps into the characters of these forgotten soldiers, as well as his own life as a child. The journey breathes life into the men of the battlefields, as well as gives voice to the women of that ...

Mesa

Paul is asked to drive his wife's 93-year-old Grandpa "Bud" all the way from Calgary to his retirement trailer in Mesa, Arizona. Paul hopes to find strange, roadside diners and sleep out under the stars. ...

Mom, Dad, I'm Living With A White Girl

A Chinese son must tell his parents he has moved in with his white girlfriend. In a counter-narrative, the play explodes Asian stereotypes in a B-movie spoof called Wrath of the Yellow Claw.

Ethan Claymore

A week before Christmas, struggling egg farmer/artist Ethan Claymore meets a woman who could turn his life around. It's a week before Christmas, but things are shaken up when Ethan receives a visit from ...

Alien Creature

Alien Creature: a visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen is inspired by MacEwen's life and work, yet is an entirely new creation. MacEwen, as evoked by Linda Griffiths, returns to a modern world one night, ...

Angélique

"And in seventeen thirty-four a Negro slave set fire to the City of Montreal and was hanged. .."

With this bald statement of history as a basis, Lorena Gale constructs a vivid portrait of a time when captive ...

Lilies

In 1912, two young boys in a Catholic college fall in love while working on a play about St. Sebastian. Their passion ends in tragedy with one boy sent to prison, the other dead. Years later, as the aged ...