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The Adventures of A Black Girl in Search of God

From Governor General's Literary Award–winning playwright Djanet Sears comes a beautiful and deeply moving story set in present-day Negro Creek, a two-hundred-year-old black community in Western Ontario. ...

The League of Nathans

Nathan Abramowitz, Nathan Glass and Nathan Isaacs form a boyhood club and together grapple with their Jewish faith and identity, until Glass suddenly moves to Israel. Many years later, a telegram summons ...

Mom, Dad, I'm Living With A White Girl

A Chinese son must tell his parents he has moved in with his white girlfriend. In a counter-narrative, the play explodes Asian stereotypes in a B-movie spoof called Wrath of the Yellow Claw.

Angélique

"And in seventeen thirty-four a Negro slave set fire to the City of Montreal and was hanged..."

With this bald statement of history as a basis, Lorena Gale constructs a vivid portrait of a time when captive ...

Lilies

In 1912, two young boys in a Catholic college fall in love while working on a play about St. Sebastian. Their passion ends in tragedy with one boy sent to prison, the other dead. Years later, as the aged ...

The Book of Jessica

Part dialogue, part narrative, part playscript, this unique book contains the award-winning play Jessica, as well as the extraordinary story of its making.

Three in the Back, Two in the Head

The issue of loyalty and betrayal is dramatized through dialogue in the Governor-General's-Award-winning Three in the Back, Two in the Head, which appears to have been based on the assassination of Gerald ...

Jennie's Story & Under the Skin

Winner of the 1983 Chalmers Canadian Play Award, Jennie's Story is set in the late 1930s on the Canadian prairies. It concerns the Sexual Sterilization Act that was enacted in 1928, allowing a sterilization ...