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Asian Canadian Playwrights

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among men

1959, Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County, Canada. On the edge of spring, two men are finishing an A-frame cabin on Roblin Lake. In the coming decade all three of them—Al, Milt, and the A-frame—will ...

Burning Mom

After nearly a year of mourning her husband’s death, sixtysomething Dorothy needs to feel alive. So she pitches a road-trip idea to her family—attending Burning Man, the massive arts festival known ...

Winter of 88

A new
apartment should be a warm and welcoming signal to a fresh chapter of life. It
shouldn’t be where a family waits in the dark, surrounded by unpacked boxes, as
missiles rain down around them.

Already ...

Forgiveness

Mitsue Sakamoto and Ralph MacLean both suffered tremendous loss during WWII: Mitsue as a survivor of a Japanese Canadian internment camp, and Ralph as a prisoner in a Japanese POW camp. In order to rebuild ...

Lady Sunrise

From the glittering high-rise condos to the desperate streets of Vancouver, powerful stories told by women reveal the fraying social fabric among the wealthy and hangers-on in the city’s Asian Canadian ...

Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) & Antigone: 方

From the author of trace comes two adaptations that transport mythological stories from Ancient Greece to modern-day civilizations. Led by people of colour, these darkly comedic plays depict recognizable ...

A Perfect Bowl of Pho

Nam, a procrastination-prone Vietnamese Canadian university student, sets out with the vague ambition to write a musical about his diaspora as embodied by food, particularly the world-famous noodle soup ...

Through the Bamboo

Twelve-year-old Philly is literally pulled into an action-packed adventure while mourning the loss of her lola when she opens an old book and finds herself tossed into the fantastical land of Uwi.

In Uwi, ...

Refractions: Scenes

Refractions: Scenes is a collection of scenes from diverse contemporary works by Canadian playwrights that reflect the country’s artistic landscape through a breadth of themes, styles, cultures, regions, ...

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 ...