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BANG BANG

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

Lila, a young Black ex-cop, has been on leave from the police force ever since she shot an unarmed Black youth. She’s moved back in with her mother, Karen, and is drinking beer for breakfast. So when ...

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 ...

Guarded Girls

By Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman
Foreword by Kim Pate
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Women Writers
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. ...

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

By Amanda Parris
Subjects: Women Writers, Ontario Playwrights, Black Playwrights
Casting: 3 f, 2 m
Duration: 90 minutes

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: 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 ...

Cake

By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Introduction by Nikki Shaffeeullah
Afterword by Kern Albert
Subjects: Black Playwrights, Women Writers
Casting: 1 f, 3 m
Duration: 60 minutes

A man earns. However little, however nefariously, he earns.

Oba, a middle-aged businessman, is torn between his pride and dignity. He’s obsessed with making deals in unidentified substances to stay ...