Talker's Town and The Girl Who Swam ForeverFront Cover
Talker's Town and The Girl Who Swam Forever
By Marie Clements & Nelson Gray

One town. Two playwrights. Two radically different worlds.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012019 | Rights: WORLD

Talking BodiesFront Cover
Talking Bodies
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

A collection of Larry Tremblay’s four memorable solo performances for the stage: A Trick of Fate, Anatomy Lesson, The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi and Ogre. With an introduction by Jane M. Moss.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224452 | Rights: WORLD

Tear the Curtain!Front Cover
Tear the Curtain!
By Kevin Kerr & Jonathon Young
With & Kim Collier

In this psychological thriller set in a fictionalized 1930s Vancouver, Alex Braithewaite, a troubled but passionate theatre critic, believes he has found the legendary Stanley Lee, director of the infamous avant-garde theatre The Empty Space. Alex becomes convinced that this man’s radically subversive ideas are what the city’s arts community…


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229044 | Rights: WORLD

Thanks for GivingFront Cover
Thanks for Giving
By Kevin Loring

Nan’s family is home for Thanksgiving, but some unsolicited truths are about to be dropped at the dinner table. Old wounds and new realities collide, and sibling rivalry is stoked, but the enduring spirit that guides this family charges on, ever fierce. Thanks for Giving offers plenty to chew on.…


$19.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772012187 | Rights: WORLD

That SummerFront Cover
That Summer
By David French

A woman returns to the cottage country of Ontario where, 32 years before, she vacationed with her family. Cast of 5 women and 2 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224391 | Rights: WORLD

That WomanFront Cover
That Woman
By Daniel Danis
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

The story of a woman sent away from her family by her brother the Bishop after she is found exploring her sexuality at age seventeen. Cast of 1 woman and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223998 | Rights: WORLD

The (Post) MistressFront Cover
The (Post) Mistress
By Tomson Highway

Canada’s most famous Aboriginal playwright, Tomson Highway, sets his latest theatrical achievement, The (Post) Mistress, in a not-so-distant past, when sending letters through the mail was still vital to communicating with friends and loved ones, and the small-town post office was often the only connection to faraway places longed-for or imagined.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
8.5 W × 5.5 H × .5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889227804 | Rights: WORLD

The Art of Building a BunkerFront Cover
The Art of Building a Bunker
By Guillermo Verdecchia & Adam Lazarus

The Art of Building a Bunker is a dark, viciously funny story recounting a week in the life of your average Elvis as he endures mandatory workplace sensitivity training.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772011869 | Rights: WORLD

The Baby BluesFront Cover
The Baby Blues
By Drew Hayden Taylor

A highly wrought farce of patrimony in a stifling, politically correct, post-colonial milieu of “fancy dancers” of every stripe on the pow wow trail. Cast of 3 women and 3 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224063 | Rights: WORLD

The Berlin BluesFront Cover
The Berlin Blues
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Concluding Taylor’s Blues Quartet, German developers here show up on the “Otter Lake Reserve” proposing “OjibwayWorld,” a Native theme park designed to attract Europeans tourists to this destination resort. Cast of 3 women and 3 men.


$17.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225817 | Rights: WORLD

The Book of EstherFront Cover
The Book of Esther
By Leanna Brodie

The Book of Esther examines the seemingly irreconcilable positions of two groups: conservative rural Christians and militantly anti-religious urban queer activists. But Brodie doesn’t take sides. Instead, it’s like she’s picked up a rock to discover what’s scurrying around underneath, pointed it out to us, and said, “Isn’t this interesting. Maybe we should all look at this for a while. Maybe we should talk about it, instead of just pretending that it isn’t there.”


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
5.5 W × 8.50 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226821 | Rights: WORLD

The Boy in the Treehouse / The Girl Who Loved Her HorsesFront Cover
The Boy in the Treehouse / The Girl Who Loved Her Horses
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Two plays about the process of children becoming adults and the nature of, and necessity for, rites of passage in all cultures.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224414 | Rights: WORLD

The Buz'Gem BluesFront Cover
The Buz'Gem Blues
By Drew Hayden Taylor

The third play in Taylor’s ongoing zany, often farcical examination of both Native and non-Native stereotypes in what is to become what he calls his “Blues Quartet.” Cast of 3 women and 3 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224629 | Rights: WORLD

The CarpenterFront Cover
The Carpenter
By Vittorio Rossi

This heart-wrenching but beautifully cathartic story of a family coming to grips with itself unfolds with unmistakably poignant honesty. Cast of 4 women and 5 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226098 | Rights: WORLD

The Concise KochelFront Cover
The Concise Kochel
By Normand Chaurette
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A lifetime’s devotion to the music of Mozart conceals a gruesome secret. Cast of 4 women.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225183 | Rights: WORLD

The Coronation VoyageFront Cover
The Coronation Voyage
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Will a Montreal Mafioso sacrifice his young son for safe conduct to England? Cast of 6 women and 8 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224223 | Rights: WORLD

The Cure for Death by LightningFront Cover
The Cure for Death by Lightning
By Daryl Cloran

The fifteenth summer of Beth Weeks’s life is full of strange happenings: a classmate is mauled to death, children go missing on the nearby reserve, and an unseen predator pursues Beth. Not to mention Beth is becoming aware that there is darkness in her own home: her mother’s relationship…


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772012057 | Rights: WORLD

The Death of René LévesqueFront Cover
The Death of René Lévesque
By David Fennario

An astonishingly profound and prophetic political drama that delivers the powerful and cathartic stillbirth of a nation, stripped of both pity and fear. Cast of 2 women and 4 men.


$15.95 | 72 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224803 | Rights: WORLD

The DishwashersFront Cover
The Dishwashers
By Morris Panych

Short-listed 2005 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play (Arts Club Theatre)

Haplessly determined to have his own miserable authority vindicated, chief dishwasher Dressler presides over the steam-choked basement of an upscale restaurant, tyrannizing his co-workers with his rants of pride of craft and Marxist rhetoric. Cast of 3 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225244 | Rights: WORLD

The DivineFront Cover
The Divine
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Quebec City, 1905. Two priests-to-be are ordered to deliver a cease-and-desist letter to a controversial visitor to their city: the legendary French actress, Sarah Bernhardt. The Divine was commissioned for the 2015 Shaw Festival in honour of George Bernard Shaw and everyone who loves the theatre, and in memory of Sarah Bernhardt, “the woman who dares to say everything that should be left unsaid.”


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229587 | Rights: WORLD

The Driving ForceFront Cover
The Driving Force
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

The stormy and angst-filled relationship between Claude and his father Alex is compellingly played out with a cruel and disconsolate irony in an Alzheimer’s ward. Cast of 2 men.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225305 | Rights: WORLD

The DunsmuirsFront Cover
The Dunsmuirs
By Rod Langley

The first of three plays in this saga of one of Canada’s wealthiest and most ruthless families. Cast of 2 women and 6 men.


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222977 | Rights: WORLD

The DunsmuirsFront Cover
The Dunsmuirs
By Rod Langley

A dark family secret emerges in this second play about the wealthy and ill-fated Dunsmuir family. Cast of 3 women and 6 men.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223042 | Rights: WORLD

The East End Plays: Part 1Front Cover
The East End Plays: Part 1
By George F. Walker

Contains the Governor General’s Award-winning Criminals in Love (1984), Chalmers Award-winning Better Living (1986) and Escape from Happiness (1987). With an introduction by Jerry Wasserman.


$24.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224131 | Rights: WORLD

The East End Plays: Part 2Front Cover
The East End Plays: Part 2
By George F. Walker

Contains Beautiful City, Love and Anger and Tough.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224049 | Rights: WORLD

The Ecstasy of Rita JoeFront Cover
The Ecstasy of Rita Joe
By George Ryga

A lyric documentary about a young Indian girl who comes to the city only to die on Skid Row. Cast of 5 women and 15 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1970
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889220003 | Rights: WORLD

The Edward Curtis ProjectFront Cover
The Edward Curtis Project
By Marie Clements
Photographs by Rita Leistner

The Edward Curtis Project began when the Presentation House Theatre commissioned Marie Clements to write a play that would stage the issues raised by Curtis’ monumental but controversial achievement—to dramatize not only the creation of his photographic record of “the vanishing race of the North American Indian” and the enormous commitment, unwavering vision, sacrifice, poverty and ultimate disappointment it represented for the photographer, but also the devastating legacy that his often misrepresentative and imposed vision had on the lives of the people he touched.


$24.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
6.75 W × 9.75 H × 1.5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226425 | Rights: WORLD

The Ends of the EarthFront Cover
The Ends of the Earth
By Morris Panych

Winner 1994 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Panych’s brilliant tale reminds us all that fear can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Cast of 2 women and 3 men.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223349 | Rights: WORLD

The EnvelopeFront Cover
The Envelope
By Vittorio Rossi

Drawn from his own experiences, Vittorio Rossi’s new comedy-drama exposes the bureaucratic institution that is the Canadian film industry, and we follow the character Michael Moretti, a veteran playwright, as he struggles to get his new play, Romeo’s Rise, turned into a movie.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .315 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772010312 | Rights: WORLD

The ExecutionFront Cover
The Execution
By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by David Lobdell

Two school boys plot and enact the murder of a classmate. Cast of 3 women and 17 men.


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 1976
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221031 | Rights: WORLD

The Fairies Are ThirstyFront Cover
The Fairies Are Thirsty
By Denise Boucher
Translated by Alan Brown

Three women – a housewife, a whore and the Virgin Mary – fight to break their stereotypes. Cast of 3 women.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1982
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889222007 | Rights: WORLD

The Faraway NearbyFront Cover
The Faraway Nearby
By John Murrell

Winner 1996 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Georgia O’Keeffe resigns herself to an old age spent alone in the auburn and tawny light of her beloved Faraway mountains, in the desert’s dangerous energies, its desolate beauty, until a stranger enters her life. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.


$10.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780921368564 | Rights: WORLD

The Fighting DaysFront Cover
The Fighting Days
By Wendy Lill

The polarities of public and private lives, and issues of racism and pacifism in the suffragette movement. Cast of 3 women and 1 man.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1985 | Fourth Printing
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222267 | Rights: WORLD

The Glace Bay Miners' MuseumFront Cover
The Glace Bay Miners' Museum
By Wendy Lill

Winner 1996 Governor General’s Drama Award

A story of the ill-fated love between a wandering musician social-idealist and a Cape Breton coal miner’s daughter. Cast of 2 women and 3 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223691 | Rights: WORLD

The Great Wave of CivilizationFront Cover
The Great Wave of Civilization
By Herschel Hardin

The destruction of the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy by the liquor trade in Alberta and Montana. Cast of 5 women and 13 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1976
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889221062 | Rights: WORLD

The GullFront Cover
The Gull
By Daphne Marlatt
Translated by Toyoshi Yoshihara
Preface by Richard Emmert

Winner 2008 Uchimura Naoya Prize

Winner of the prestigious 2008 Uchimura Naoya Prize, The Gull is a play written in the classical Noh style. Set in 1950, when wartime restrictions on interned Japanese Canadians had finally been lifted, allowing them to return to the coast, it exquisitely dramatizes the historical link between the fishing town of Steveston, home to many Japanese Canadians, and Mio, the coastal village in Japan from which many of their ancestors originally emigrated. An international collaboration, The Gull featured: Noh master Akira Matsui, declared an Important Intangible Cultural Asset by Japan in 1998, as the main actor; music by American Noh expert Richard Emmert; masks by Wakayama artist Hakuzan Kubo; and a troupe of professional Noh musicians from Japan.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
5.00 W × 7.38 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226166 | Rights: WORLD

The HereticFront Cover
The Heretic
By John Murphy

“If there is a God, why would He create us? If He’s perfect, all-knowing, there’s nothing he can gain from us.” Murphy’s play, centred around the playwright’s assumed persona of “Jesus Murphy,” opens up a discourse where creation interrogates religion; atheists engage believers; and secularists confront theists. Cast of 1 man.


$16.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225954 | Rights: WORLD

The Hope Slide / Little SisterFront Cover
The Hope Slide / Little Sister
By Joan MacLeod

Winner 1993 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Two plays by Joan MacLeod: the Chalmers Award-winning The Hope Slide, and MacLeod’s first play for young audiences, Little Sister.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1999 | Revised edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224117 | Rights: WORLD

The Impromptu of OutremontFront Cover
The Impromptu of Outremont
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek

Three sisters have an “impromptu” and re-examine their personal and social problems. Cast of 4 women.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1981
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221857 | Rights: WORLD

The JustFront Cover
The Just
By Albert Camus
Translated by Bobby Theodore
Introduction by Frank Cox-O’Connell

Camus’s The Just (Les Justes) is a five-act play based on the true story of a group of Russian revolutionaries who assassinated Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich in 1905. Bobby Theodore’s fresh, modern translation enhances the contemporaneity of the play.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772011562 | Rights: WORLD

The Lady SmithFront Cover
The Lady Smith
By Andrew Moodie

Rather than confront her husband when she sees him with another woman, a blues singer follows the woman and insinuates herself into the other woman’s life. Cast of 3 women and 1 man.


$14.95 | 72 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
5.00 W × 8.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781553310020 | Rights: WORLD

The Leisure SocietyFront Cover
The Leisure Society
By François Archambault
Translated by Bobby Theodore

A dark and thoroughly contemporary comedy. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225312 | Rights: WORLD

The Madonna PainterFront Cover
The Madonna Painter
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

At the end of the First World War, to protect his village from the Spanish flu epidemic brought home by returning soldiers, a young priest recently arrived in the Parish of Lac St-Jean commissions a wandering Italian painter to decorate the walls of the local church with a fresco dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The presence of the foreign artist, his choice of a local virgin to serve as a model, and the frighteningly strange nature of his work will upset the lives and change the fate of the entire community.


$16.95 | 94 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.29 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226418 | Rights: WORLD

The Magnificent Voyage of Emiy CarrFront Cover
The Magnificent Voyage of Emiy Carr
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Marchessault evokes the doubts, the trials and the joys of this singular existence. Cast of 3 women and 1 man.


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223141 | Rights: WORLD

The Mystery PlayFront Cover
The Mystery Play
By Josh MacDonald

The Mystery Play is a detective story, a ghost story, and a memory play: a theatrical blending of Wit and The Woman In Black. Though fully self-contained, The Mystery Play is also the Second in a trilogy about crime-solving Sister Vivian Salter, a flinty, fifty-ish Catholic nun forced into the…


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .5 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772012163 | Rights: WORLD

The Noam Chomsky LecturesFront Cover
The Noam Chomsky Lectures
By Daniel Brooks & Guillermo Verdecchia

An innovative, multi-layered deconstruction of mass media and politics. Cast of 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1997 | New edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224056 | Rights: WORLD

The Occupation of Heather RoseFront Cover
The Occupation of Heather Rose
By Wendy Lill

Young, naïve and inadequately trained nurse Heather Rose arrives in a remote Native community hoping to improve the lives of its residents, but ends up utterly disillusioned by the impotence of her interventions. Cast of 1 woman.


$16.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225930 | Rights: WORLD

The Power PlaysFront Cover
The Power Plays
By George F. Walker

First published as a trilogy in 1986, The Power Plays contains Gossip (1977), Filthy Rich (1979) and The Art of War (1983). These three plays showcase the development and the culmination of Walker’s film noir style.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224148 | Rights: WORLD

The QueensFront Cover
The Queens
By Normand Chaurette
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

The shifting passions and ambitions of six women drawn from Shakespeare’s theatre. Cast of 6 women.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1998 | New edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224032 | Rights: WORLD

The Real World?Front Cover
The Real World?
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

In The Real World?, Michel Tremblay returns to the very source of creative work, that notorious first play which supposedly contains the scenes of everything yet to come. And ultimately, he finds “himself” confronted with the same fundamental question over time. Did he have the right? Does he still have the right?

Cast of 4 women and 3 men.


$15.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222601 | Rights: WORLD

The Refugee HotelFront Cover
The Refugee Hotel
By Carmen Aguirre

Laid bare in the fictionalized autobiographical details of The Refugee Hotel are the universal truths both the victims and the survivors of political oppression continue to experience everywhere: the terror of persecution, arrest, and torture; the exhausted elation of escape; the trauma of learning to live again with the losses, betrayals, and agonies of the past; the irrational guilt of the survivor—even the tragedy of surviving the nightmares of the past only to have them return to challenge any hope of a future free of fear. More than a dark comedy about a group of Chilean refugees who arrive in Vancouver in 1974 after Pinochet’s coup, this play is Carmen Aguirre’s attempt to give voice to refugee communities from all corners of the globe.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.65 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA004040
ISBN 13: 9780889226500 | Rights: WORLD

The Riddle of the WorldFront Cover
The Riddle of the World
By David French

A stockbroker and an ex-priest get together to console themselves after being abandoned by their mates and are forced to come to terms with their fragile natures as men. Cast of 3 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 66 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224872 | Rights: WORLD

The Satchmo' SuiteFront Cover
The Satchmo' Suite
By Hans Böggild & Doug Innis

A black cellist, on tour with a classical symphony orchestra, invokes the ghost of Louis Armstrong to help him with a difficult passage from Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello. The highly mythologized spirit of “the father of jazz himself” takes form in the cellist’s hotel room, where the lives of the characters intertwine and begin to play off each other, and issues of class, hope, courage, family, and race emerge in a lively and powerful struggle between head and heart, intellect and intuition. Ultimately, the drama resolves with the cellist’s beautiful rendition of the Bach piece. Full of great jazz and classical music, but using none of Satchmo’s own compositions, the play incorporates nine original jazz songs, co-written by the author-musicians, into the action.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.75 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226487 | Rights: WORLD

The SeagullFront Cover
The Seagull
By Anton Chekhov
Translated by David French

A revitalization of a Russian theatre classic. Cast of 5 women and 8 men.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223240 | Rights: WORLD

The Shape of a Girl / JewelFront Cover
The Shape of a Girl / Jewel
By Joan MacLeod

The Shape of a Girl examines the code of silence and tacit complicity which surrounded the sensationalized murder of Reena Virk by school-aged bullies in 1997. Jewel is based on the real-life catastrophe of the sinking of the Ocean Ranger, an oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland, in 1982.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224605 | Rights: WORLD

The Tale of TeekaFront Cover
The Tale of Teeka
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A play set in rural Quebec in the ’50s in which a battered child, Maurice, seeks refuge in a fantasy world. Cast of 1 man and 1 male child.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224100 | Rights: WORLD

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The Trespassers
By Morris Panych

When inspector Milton shows up in a town in the middle of nowhere to investigate a mysterious murder, fifteen year-old Lowell’s skills at shaping the truth to protect both himself and those he cares about are put to the ultimate test: shall he plea bargain, or stick to the truth as he understands it? As Hardy once pointed out to him, “There’s something in between lying and not lying. It’s called a story.”


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | 1
8.50 W × 5.50 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226289 | Rights: WORLD

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The Trial of Judith K.
By Sally Clark

Roughly based on The Trial by Franz Kafka, this black comedy changes the lead character to a modem business woman who finds herself accused of an unknown crime. The more she delves into the bureaucratic nightmare the more her ordered, little world unravels and the more she is entangled in the increasingly obscure process.


$16.95 | 122 pages | Pub. Date: 1985
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.3 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780887544651 | Rights: WORLD

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The Trigger
By Carmen Aguirre

Short-listed 2005 Jessie Richardson Award for Innovation Award (Touchstone Theatre)

Based on the author’s own experience as a victim of the Paper Bag Rapist, The Trigger is a play written for anyone who has ever dealt with sexual violation and who continues to live with it at their core. Cast of 5 women.


$16.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.24 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225916 | Rights: WORLD

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The Unnatural and Accidental Women
By Marie Clements

A surrealist dramatization of a notorious 30-year murder case involving many mysterious deaths in the “Skid Row” area of Vancouver. Cast of 11 women and 2 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225213 | Rights: WORLD

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The Valley
By Joan MacLeod

Inspired by an event in British Columbia that shattered the public’s confidence in the police – the 2007 Tasering death of Robert Dziekanski during his arrest at the Vancouver airport – The Valley dramatizes the volatile relationship between law enforcement and people in the grip of mental illness. In addressing this fraught relationship, award-winning playwright Joan MacLeod empathizes with both parties, each of whom is guided by good intentions but equally challenged by their own
cultural biases and flawed humanity.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.5 W × 5.5 H × .5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889228467 | Rights: WORLD

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The Ventriloquist
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Keith Turnbull

Theatre of innovation. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225367 | Rights: WORLD

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The Vic
By Leanna Brodie

The Vic creates an ensemble of eight ethnically diverse women ranging in age from their teens to their fifties, each of them eager to claim the entitlement they feel their status as victim has “naturally” conferred upon them. Cast of 8 women.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224599 | Rights: WORLD

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The Watershed
By Annabel Soutar

Largely constructed from original interviews conducted by the playwright, The Watershed brings to the stage a multiplicity of ideological perspectives and conflicting visions for Canada’s natural resources, and its characters speak the words of real Canadians from all across the political spectrum. Policy is anything but dry in The Watershed; in fact, it holds startling implications for our national identity and future.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889229884 | Rights: WORLD

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The Weekend Healer
By Bryden MacDonald

The disappearance of a young man acts as a catalyst for a drama that questions the nature of family and “traditional values.” Cast of 2 women and 1 man.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223608 | Rights: WORLD

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Tiln & Other Plays
By Michael Cook

Three short plays by Cook: Tiln, Quiller and Therese’s Creed.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1976
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889221079 | Rights: WORLD

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Tom at the Farm
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner 2014 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Drama

Following the accidental death of his lover, and in the throes of his grief, urban ad executive Tom travels to the country to attend the funeral and to meet his mother-in-law, Agatha, and her son, Francis – neither of whom know Tom even exists.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA004010
ISBN 13: 9780889227590 | Rights: WORLD

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Tombs of the Vanishing Indian
By Marie Clements

Three sisters and their mother are forced by the American government to relocate from Oklahoma to Los Angeles. As these four women try to re-establish connections to a new land, they each find themselves lost. Inspired by true events, Tombs of the Vanishing Indian is a poetic excavation of the lost stories of displaced Aboriginal people.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
5.5 W × 8.50 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226869 | Rights: WORLD

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Toronto, Mississippi
By Joan MacLeod

Short-listed 2008 ReLit Award (Longlist)

Drawing from MacLeod’s experience working with mentally handicapped adults and children, this play celebrates the personal challenges of both self-destruction and self-affirmation so vital to the process of identity creation. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225831 | Rights: WORLD

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Twenty Years at Play
Edited by Jerry Wasserman

This collection of eight of the finest plays produced by Vancouver’s New Play Centre marks the company’s 20th year.


$29.95 | 346 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA002000
ISBN 13: 9780889222755 | Rights: WORLD

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Two Plays
By George Woodcock

This volume contains two uniquely Canadian stories of exile: The Island of Demons and Six Dry Cakes for the Hunted.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1977
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889221239 | Rights: WORLD