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African and Caribbean Canadian Playwrights

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Other Side of the Game

I don’t think you can expect society to change if you’re not ready to take the first step.

In the 1970s Beverly walks into an office of Black activists, wanting to join the Movement, and has to prove ...

Cake

A man earns. However little, however nefariously, he earns.
Oba, a middle-aged businessman, is torn between his pride and dignity. He’s obsessed with making deals in unidentified substances to stay ...

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 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 ...

How Black Mothers Say I Love You

Claudette still can’t forgive her mother for leaving. For six years of her childhood, Claudette and her sister Valerie were left with their grandmother while their mother, Daphne, moved from Jamaica ...

Up the Garden Path & The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God

In Up the Garden Path, Rosa, a young Barbadian seamstress, offers to pose as her brother to go to the Niagara Region in Ontario to work. There, she meets an aspiring actress obsessed with Joan of Arc, ...

Twisted

Growing up, Nancy believed in magic despite a hand-me-down life in a small town. So it’s no wonder the buzzing excitement of Toronto and its allure of freedom was a likely choice for her new home, the ...

A Man A Fish

Prosper is a fisherman trying to get by in the face of everyday problems: there’s the spectre of the baby his wife desires, the ghost of his dead mistress, his wife’s secret admirer, and the overwhelming ...

Refractions: Solo

A collection can be used both as a monologue source for actors and students, or as a primer on diverse Canadian theatre and an entry point into new works, many of which are not yet widely available.Includes ...

Shakespeare's Nigga

Shakespeare holds the fate of several black slaves in his hands. Among them are the rebellious Aaron and the obedient Othello, who each have complicated relationships with Shakespeare's daughter, Judith. ...