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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 ...

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 ...

The Writer

By Norm Foster
Subjects: Atlantic Playwrights, New Brunswick, Family Life, 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 ...

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 ...

Selfie

A new year of high school is full of excitement and potential—but three teens didn’t expect it to bring such a dark change to their lives. After spending a summer reinventing herself in Paris, Emma ...

When Words Sing

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 ...

Sound of the Beast

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

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

The Breathing Hole

“In your travels across the snow and ice, always return to this place where you were loved for so long, and if you become lost or find yourself in difficulty, listen and you’ll hear my voice on the ...

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 ...