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Body Politic

The point is that we started the conversation.

In 1971 Phillip was on the cusp of starting something big. Something that would make history. Now he’s an aging journalist trying to make sense of Grindr. ...

Theatre Passe Muraille

In celebration of its fiftieth year of producing and providing space for new and diverse Canadian theatre, this book gathers touching tributes, funny anecdotes, fascinating photos, memorable reviews, ...

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 ...

The Gay Heritage Project

This isn’t your ordinary history project. In what has become an important piece of contemporary queer theatre, three of Canada’s most gifted performers—Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn, and Andrew Kushnir—go ...

Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom

Winner of the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play of 2016

Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom presents wildly apocryphal retellings of two events—one historic, one mythic—that ...

The Doorman of Windsor Station

Francisco will forever be haunted by the sight of his best friend Juan lying on the floor of a train station, pierced by five bullets. He’ll remember that sight as he flees the political uprising in ...

The Virgin Trial

Fifteen-year-old Bess has no idea when she heads to London to see her Uncle Ted that she is about to find herself at the heart of a scandal involving sexual impropriety; her stepfather, Thom; and an attempted ...

Past Lives

Edited by Heather Davis-Fisch
Subjects: Anthologies, History

This anthology represents a wide range of literary and performance practices—ranging from poetic tragedy, to radio drama, to Indigenous satire—and, because of its broad generic and historical scope, ...

Canadian Performance Histories and Historiograpies

Challenging the idea of a singular narrative of Canadian theatre history and centring on questions of historiography and methodology, the essays in this collection investigate performances that have been ...

1979

It's December 1979 and Clark's minority Progressive Conservative government is under threat of dissolution before it has a chance to accomplish anything — even pass a budget. But Clark is young and ...