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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 ...

Bang Bang

By Kat Sandler
Subjects: Women Writers, Death, Grief & Loss, Ontario Playwrights, Comedy
Casting: 2 f, 3 m
Duration: 140 minutes

“I don’t need to know how it goes—you wanted it to be dramatic, and white cops shooting Black kids is so common that it’s BORING, and you didn’t want a boring play, right?”

Lila, a Black cop, ...

Guarded Girls

By Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman
Subjects: Women Writers, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 4 f
Duration: 90 minutes

The stories and experiences of three imprisoned women and a guard intertwine in dramatic and dangerous ways, as the psychological destruction that is solitary confinement taunts each of their lives.

Nineteen-year-old ...

Unholy

Should women abandon religion?

Four female panellists face off in a wild, whip-smart televised debate about the intersection of religion and misogyny. On one side, there’s Maryam, a progressive Muslim ...

What a Young Wife Ought to Know

Just don’t lie down and no child will come.

It’s Ottawa in the 1920s, pre-legalized birth control. Sophie, a young working-class girl, falls madly in love with and marries a stable-hand named Jonny. ...

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 ...

Cyrano de Bergerac

From the acclaimed author of The Last Wife and The Virgin Trial comes a new adaptation of one of the finest love stories ever told.

Cyrano de Bergerac is a swashbuckling seventeenth-century swordsman ...

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 ...

Other Side of the Game

I don’t think you can expect society to change if you’re not ready to take the first step.

In the 1970s Beverly walks into an office of Black activists, wanting to join the Movement, and has to prove ...

Category E

By Belinda Cornish
Introduction by Ruth Bratt
Subjects: Western Playwrights, Alberta, Women Writers, Horror, Science & Scientists
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 ...