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Yaga

By Kat Sandler
Subjects: Comedy, Women Writers, Feminist Theatre, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 2 f, 1 m
Duration: 125 minutes

She’s more than just a wicked old witch. Baba Yaga is a legend, usually known as that elderly woman who lives alone in the woods and grinds the bones of the wicked. But what if she was actually a sexy, ...

Theory

By Norman Yeung
Subjects: Award Winners, Ontario Playwrights, Political Theatre
Casting: 3 f, 4 m
Duration: 90 minutes

Is there a limit to free speech? Who gets to decide? 

Isabelle’s film theory students are stunned that she would open an unmoderated online discussion group to complement a controversial syllabus. Her ...

Forget Me Not

By Ronnie Burkett
Subjects: Puppets & Puppetry, Ontario Playwrights, Romance
Casting: 1 m
Duration: 120 minutes

Welcome to “The New Now,” a time in which written language has been forbidden and forgotten. Those who desire to have their love letters written and read must make a dangerous journey to the secret ...

Bare Bear Bones

At the instruction of their marriage counsellor, empty nesters Norm and Ruth book a trip to a place where they remember being in love, the Bear Bones Family Campground, in order to rekindle their spark. ...

Black Boys

In a society where the Black male body is both vilified and sexualized, Black Boys uncovers the complex dynamics of the queer Black male experience. Text, movement, and design portray the rhythm and vulnerability ...

New Magic Valley Fun Town

From the acclaimed playwright behind A Beautiful View, The Best Brothers, and Bingo! comes a moving portrait about what we choose to forget and how we decide to move on.

Cape Bretoner Dougie hasn’t ...

The Enchanted Loom

The Sri Lankan civil war has left many scars on Thangan and his family, most noticeably the loss of his eldest son and the crippling epileptic seizures brought on by his torture. As the final days of ...

The Breathing Hole

“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 ...

Sound of the Beast

“Compassion is good, but it’s just motivation. Cars need engines. Movements need mobilizations. ”

Through spoken word, storytelling, and hip hop, acclaimed wordsmith Donna-Michelle St. Bernard challenges ...

Acha Bacha

By Bilal Baig
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, LGBT/Queer Theatre, Family Life
Duration: 80 minutes

“We come to this world good. Tum mera beta ho. I bring you here. Likhen, you choose—you choose to stay good. If you want. ”

For years, Zaya has delicately balanced his relationship with his Muslim ...