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Straight Jacket Winter

When Esther and Gilles decided to move from Montréal to Vancouver, they didn’t expect their lives to change so starkly. All they wanted was to start a new life for themselves, to find new artistic ...

The Blunt Playwright

The Blunt Playwright won’t tell you everything there is to know about playwriting. It won’t even try. What it will do is examine process, structure, dialogue, and character; provide classic and contemporary ...

Th'owxiya

When you take something from the earth you must always give something back.

From the Kwantlen First Nation village of Squa’lets comes the tale of Th’owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits ...

Category E

By Belinda Cornish
Introduction by Ruth Bratt
Subjects: Science & Scientists, Western Playwrights, Alberta, Women Writers, Horror
Casting: 3 actors
Duration: 90 minutes

I didn’t think we got to have names.

Two human test subjects—Corcoran, a half-blind paraplegic, and Filigree, a clinical psychopath—coexist in a laboratory cell. They are sterilized, property of ...

New Canadian Kid & Invisible Kids

Two of the most produced, popular, and important Canadian plays for young audiences are back in an updated edition.

In New Canadian Kid, Nick has just moved to Canada from a country called Homeland, where ...

Of Human Bondage

When Philip meets Mildred, a disarming tea-shop waitress, he finds his yearning for art and experience consumed by his intense attraction to her. Mildred, for all her teasing, isn’t all that interested ...

The Josephine Knot

After Samantha’s baba dies, her fractured family is summoned to pick through the house full of belongings and trash, leaving taped notes on whatever they want to take. Between old napkins, a closet ...

Vimy

France, 1917. Four wounded Canadian soldiers recover in a field hospital in the wake of the battle for Vimy Ridge, waiting to find out where they’ll be sent next: back home or back to the front. Along ...

In Spirit

Twelve-year-old Molly was riding her new bicycle on a deserted road when a man in a truck pulled up next to her, saying he was lost. He asked if she could get in and help him back to the highway, and ...

The Bombay Plays

In The Matka King—a story that pits human nature against love and chance—a landscape of betrayal and redemption comes to life in the red-light district of Bombay, India. One very powerful eunuch, ...