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Playwrights Canada Press (Imprint)

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Bang Bang

By Kat Sandler
Subjects: Comedy, Ontario Playwrights, Women Writers, Death, Grief & Loss
Casting: 2 f, 3 m
Duration: 140 minutes

“I don’t need to know how it goes—you wanted it to be dramatic, and white cops shooting Black kids is so common that it’s BORING, and you didn’t want a boring play, right?”

Lila, a Black cop, ...

The Bears Sleep at Last

Their whole bodies are ready for sleep, but sleep doesn’t come.

The cold has deserted winter, causing the polar bears in the zoo to pace in an endless quest for sleep. Their caretaker, Sasha, will do ...

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 Enchanted Loom

The Sri Lankan civil war has left many scars on Thangan and his family, most noticeably the loss of his eldest son and the crippling epileptic seizures brought on by his torture. As the final days of ...

Fortune of Wolves

By Ryan Griffith
Subjects: Atlantic Playwrights, New Brunswick
Casting: 2 f, 2 m
Duration: 150 minutes

What would it feel like if the world emptied out?

Lowell Garrish has lost everything—his parents, his grandma, the music the waves make on the shore in Nova Scotia. Desperate to hold on to real sound, ...

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 ...

The Directors Lab

After spending ten years in international Directors Lab programs—first in New York and Chicago, then co-founding Directors Lab North in Toronto—Evan Tsitsias has amassed an extensive amount of advice, ...

Straight Jacket Winter

When Gilles and Esther decided to move from Montréal to Vancouver, they didn’t expect their lives to change so starkly. All they wanted was to start a new life for themselves, to find new artistic ...

Pugwash

In 1957 the world is tender and fearful of nuclear weapons post-World War II. In an effort to understand and facilitate a neutral global discussion and find some peace, leading scientists and academics—world-renowned ...

trace

"I support you when you need, so that you support me when I need. "

An elegant and sweeping story of a Chinese family’s history, trace follows the footsteps of four generations as their homes and identities ...