Canadian Plays by Playwright:
Welcome to the Canadian Plays section where you will find plays published
in English from across Canada and plays in translation from
French Canada. Plays
are listed by playwright, by last name.
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Private Jokes, Public Places
An architecture student. Her thesis. The jury. Private Jokes, Public Places
is a scathing account of academia, intellectual arrogance, and the failure of postmodernist
culture. M-3, F-1. 5.8 pp. $13.95.
Two Words for Snow
1935. Set in the American Museum of Natural History, while the Eskimo
Room is undergoing renovation, this play examines the moral implications
of an incident from 1897 where the polar explorer Robert Peary brought
Inuit back to New York to serve as a "living display" in the
museum. M-6, F-1. Softcover, 72 pp. $12.95.
1837 A History / A Play
This unique book offers a splendid combination of history, drama
and visual material in its portrayal of William Lyon Mackenzie and
the 1837 revolution in Upper Canada. 264 pp. $19.95.
Hockey as a metaphor, the history of Quebec and Canada is traced through stick and
puck. M-8 186 pp. $18.95.
Framed by an unusual dream sequence and ranging from the caustic to the tender, from
ballads and monologues to childhood elegies, these various poems are thematically
linked by the notion of what one calls home, and the idea itself that home can be
a calling. 67 pp. $14.00.
Lokkinen is the story of a man's obsession with his Finnish ancestry
and his dreams of a northern farm. His fantasies almost destroy the
four women who share a house with him. Lokkinen is also about the
separate visions of these women, who range in age from adolescence
to old age. M-2, F-4. 90 pp. $14.95.
of a Black Girl in Search of God
A remarkable love, an incredible heist, an extraordinary funeral, and an
impassioned search for answers to the profound mysteries of being alive.
This beautiful and deeply moving story set in present-day Negro Creek,
a 200-year-old Black community in Western Ontario. Rainy Baldwin-Johnson,
a country doctor, struggles to come to terms with the loss of her daughter,
the disintegration of her marriage, and an eccentric elderly father
of an astonishing crusade.
M-6, F-4, chorus. $16.95.
A young black woman's voyage of self-discovery, as she questions
where she came from and her relationship to the image of black
people as portrayed on the screen.
101 pp. $9.95.
A prequel to Othello (he
had a wife before Desdemona). "An ambitiously complex and
satisfying work about interracial marriage, ghettos and the
whitening of Black history and culture..." Variety.
Talking Masks is a dramatic score whose themes collide, clash and harmonize. At its core are a son, two mothers and an absent father who, in exploring their intertwined fates, fuse two of the world's most enduring myths: the tragedy of Oedipus and the tale of Isaac and Ishmael. What unfolds is a wild progression of rapid-fire interactions that reveal and expose as much as they conceal and mask about the charactors. Softcover, 78 pp. $15.00.
A Trilogy of Performances
154 pp. $17.95.
Acclaimed writer/performer Sandra Shamus displays her skills as a brilliant comedic
storyteller in this hilarious yet heartfelt one-woman play. Softcover, 90 pp. $17.95.
Inspired by a true story, Mourning Dove explores the unspeakable
dilemma faced by Doug Ramsay, the father of a severely disabled girl. When
he takes matters in his own hands, no one is prepared for the fallout. Controversial
and challenging, Mourning Dove is a timely reminder of the
theatre to transform age-old questions into art.
Making Waves: Three Radio Plays
The three plays in Making Waves are all centered on characters who have
made waves by taking a moral stand rooted in an unshakable belief.
Drawn from national headlines that caused passionate debates across
the country, the stories in Making Waves go beyond the facts of the
stories to explore the human soul. They are Mourning Dove, Denial
is a River and Past Imperfect.
138 pp. $18.99
June, an emotionally bruised woman, retreats to a secluded spot in a park for some
time alone. For the past year, Philip has sketched her from a distance. They finally
meet with fiery results. M-1, F-1. 21 pp. $10.99.
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