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The Breathing Hole | Aglu ᐊᒡᓗ

“In your travels across the snow and ice, always return to this place where you were loved for so long, and if you become lost or find yourself in difficulty, listen and you’ll hear my voice on the ...

Brontë

“I don’t want to be good. I want to be great. ”

What happens when a passion is turned into a means to survive? 

Sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë have always enjoyed writing and storytelling, ...

Pugwash

By Vern Thiessen
Afterword by Sandra Ionno Butcher
Subjects: Western Playwrights, Alberta, History, Science & Scientists
Casting: 6 actors
Duration: 105 minutes

1957. Barely a decade after the first use of atomic bombs, the world is divided and fearful of the real threat of nuclear weaponry.  In an effort to understand the devastating effects of radiation, leading ...

Whimsy State

By A.J. Demers
Subjects: Comedy, History, Ontario Playwrights, Community Theatre Picks, Comedy
Casting: 1 f, 3 m
Duration: 60 minutes

With a few drinks and some “Ayes!” three fishermen on a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia declare independence from Canada: henceforth, they shall be known as the Princes of the Principality ...

Mother's Daughter

In this stunning third part to Kate Hennig’s powerful Queenmaker series, England’s first queen regnant finds herself fighting xenophobia, religious nationalism, and strained familial bonds in the ...

Body Politic

By Nick Green
Introduction by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Subjects: History, LGBT/Queer Theatre, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 1 f, 5 m
Duration: 120 minutes

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

Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom presents wildly apocryphal retellings of two events—one historic, one mythic—that reconsider the official record through decidedly queer and feminist lenses. ...