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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. ...

who knew grannie

Four cousins return to Jamaica in remembrance of the woman who raised them all. A lyrically powerful new play in dub by ahdri zhina mandiela.

In this lyrical masterpiece, four cousins reunite in Jamaica ...

Gas Girls

Gigi and Lola live by one motto: love for gas, gas for cash, cash for living, living for love. Living in Zimbabwe's depressed economy, both women live day-by-day, plying their trade with the truck drivers ...

The Real McCoy

The story of inventor Elijah McCoy, whose name became a byword for quality, as in "the real McCoy. " The play explains why we've never heard of him and reclaims a fascinating man's life from undeserved ...

Afrika, Solo

The plays in this anthology pit individual against community and cause readers to rethink the associations placed on skin colour, language, and assumptions regarding someone’s past. “Home away from ...

Give Voice

Give Voice is an anthology of twenty-minute plays created between 2006 and 2009 with the coaching, guidance, and support of artistic director Philip Akin. The book is divided into three sections: Families, ...

Toronto the Good

When top Crown attorney Thomas Matthews, a victim of racial profiling himself, is assigned to prosecute the accused against a Left-leaning white attorney, tensions mount and personal politics bubble to ...