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'da Kink in my hair

Set in a West Indian hair salon in Toronto, da Kink in my hair gives voice to a group of women who tell us their unforgettable, moving, and often hilarious stories. Mixing laughter and tears—and told ...

Judith Thompson

Volume 3 in the series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English.

"This book publishes what I take to be a representative sampling—by no means complete—of critical writings about [Judith ...

Perfect Pie

In the course of an afternoon's reunion between two long-estranged women, a buried memory, and two teenagers' wild secret, slams into the present.

When Patsy invites her old friend Francesca, now a glamourous ...

The Adventures of A Black Girl in Search of God

From Governor General's Literary Award–winning playwright Djanet Sears comes a beautiful and deeply moving story set in present-day Negro Creek, a two-hundred-year-old black community in Western Ontario. ...

I, Claudia

Claudia is an official pre-teen. Her father is getting remarried, she has a science fair project coming due, and she is in the physical and emotional throes of puberty. Finding refuge in the basement ...

The End of Pretending

Charlotte is witnessing the death of a parent, while struggling to hide it from herself and her best friend, Emily, who is staying with Charlotte's family for the summer. Emily is in a constant state ...

Leo

Set in Santiago, Chile, three young friends form a bittersweet love triangle during the political upheaval surrounding President Salvador Allende’s assassination.

Told through Leo’s memories, the ...

Habitat

By Judith Thompson
Introduction by Iris Turcott
Subjects: Women Writers, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 3 f, 2 m
Duration: 140 minutes

Raine, unable to respond emotionally when her mother dies, finds herself at this group home, in a community that has little tolerance for its newest residents. The ensuing battle—over whether the group ...

Alien Creature

Alien Creature: a visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen is inspired by MacEwen's life and work, yet is an entirely new creation. MacEwen, as evoked by Linda Griffiths, returns to a modern world one night, ...

Angélique

"And in seventeen thirty-four a Negro slave set fire to the City of Montreal and was hanged. .."

With this bald statement of history as a basis, Lorena Gale constructs a vivid portrait of a time when captive ...