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The Law of Gravity

Dom has had a rough go of things so far. At fourteen, he has the hardened look of someone who’s had to fight for everything. And he’s sick of pronouns, but when push comes to shove, he uses he.   ...

Beautiful Man & Other Short Plays

Award-winning playwright Erin Shields has crafted three thought-provoking plays that centre on the inner lives of women, offering space for those who dare to listen.  

An eviscerating satire of gender ...

Amaryllis & Little Witch

In these dark fairy tales, two girls face danger while grieving loved ones, and learn some hard truths about growing up along the way. Imaginative and curious, these fables illustrate adventures for children ...

The Bears Sleep at Last

Their whole bodies are ready for sleep, but sleep doesn’t come.

The cold has deserted winter, causing the polar bears in the zoo to pace in an endless quest for sleep. Their caretaker, Sasha, will do ...

Mistatim / Instant

In these two plays for young audiences, award-winning playwright Erin Shields presents the challenges of friendship and communication.

In Mistatim, which is based on a concept from Sandra Laronde of Red ...

Small Talk

“There can be no fullness without emptiness. And there can be no conversation without a void. ”

Everyday conversation has always been a challenge for Julie, a lonely and anxious researcher who spends ...

Paradise Lost

By Erin Shields
Introduction by Paul Stevens
Subjects: Women Writers, Quebec Playwrights, Adaptations
Casting: 2 f, 3 m, 7 chorus
Duration: 160 minutes

“The biggest mistake any of us could make would be to underestimate Satan. ”

The seventeenth century and present day are seamlessly intertwined as Satan vents to an audience about her frustration at ...

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 ...

You Are Happy

Bridget finds her brother Jeremy in a closet attempting suicide. Again. Determined to help him find some kind of happiness, she carts around grocery stores looking for his potential wife. Bridget’s ...

State of Denial

Odette is a young Rwandan-Canadian filmmaker who has travelled to Turkey to investigate stories of genocide and hidden identity for an upcoming film. When she interviews Sahana, an elderly Muslim woman ...