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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, ...

Birds of a Kind

By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau
Subjects: Translations, Family Life, Middle Eastern Canadian Playwrights
Casting: 4 f, 5 m
Duration: 240 minutes

Is it really important to cling to our lost identities?

A terrorist attack in Jerusalem puts Eitan, a young Israeli-German genetic researcher, in a coma, while his girlfriend Wahida, a Moroccan graduate ...

Double Exposure

The first of its kind, Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas is a groundbreaking anthology about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict penned by Diaspora playwrights of Jewish and ...


Mahmoud is an exuberant, if overwhelmingly passionate, Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver who relishes the chance to regale his passengers with his love of Persian culture. Emanuelos, a fabulously gay Spanish ...


Isolated in a secret location, an international team of intelligence personnel are given the task of intercepting and decoding cryptic messages from terrorists. The sudden and unexplained suicide of one ...

A Bomb in the Heart

A call late at night has Wahab springing into action. Despite a blinding snowstorm, an irritating bus driver, and a spinning wheel of worries, Wahab travels to his dying mother’s hospital room. A journey ...


A wildly theatrical tale of war and individual discovery, Tideline tells the personal story of Wilfrid, a young man born in Montreal, who struggles to bury his father in his parent's homeland. There, ...


Wajdi Mouawad's writing is powerful; a beautifully penned story that paves a path to a mother's unspeakable pain. The closer Janine and Simon get to finding the source of her silence, the closer they ...


From Odette to Hélène, then to Léonie, Ludivine, Sarah, Luce and finally to Aimée, Loup's mother.

It would seem that a curse of tragedy and death decimated this family in the heart of the Ardennes ...

Stories from the Rains of Love and Death

Aurash by Bahram Beyza'ie, translated and adapted by Soheil Parsa with Brian Quirt, edited by Peter Farbridge

Based on a Persian myth dating back over one thousand years, in the 1970s the fable was adapted ...