• Oct 22 – Oct 26

    2018

    Play: “Cottagers and Indians” in Bobcaygeon and Curve Lake FN, ON

    Cottagers and Indians explores the politics and issues surrounding a real-life event in the Kawartha Lakes region of Central Ontario. An Indigenous man, Arthur Copper, has taken it upon himself to repopulate the nearby lakes with wild rice, known amongst the Anishnawbe as Manoomin, much to the disapproval of the local non-Native cottagers, in particular, Maureen Poole. Poole feels the plant is an eyesore that brings down the property values of her cottage.

    October 22, 2018
    7:00 p.m.
    Curve Lake First Nation Community Centre
    Call to reserve your seat at 705-657-2758
    Free event for CLFN members and First Nation guests
    More info here.

    October 23 to 25, 2018
    Lakeview Arts Barn
    2300 Pigeon Lake Road
    Bobcaygeon, ON
    More info here.


  • Nov 01 – Nov 04

    2018

    Joshua Whitehead at Wordstock Sudbury

    Joshua Whitehead will be reading at this year’s Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival, alongside authors Lee Maracle, Waubgeshig Rice, Margaret Christakos, Kevin Hardcastle, Kim Thuy, Natalie Morrill, and more. More information at wordstocksudbury.ca.

    November 1 to 3, 2018
    The Clarion Hotel
    117 Elm Street
    Sudbury, ON


  • Nov 01 – Nov 03

    2018

    Play: “Cottagers and Indians” in Mississauga

    Cottagers and Indians takes a sincere and pragmatic look at the current conflicts between First Nations traditional water usage and property owners in cottage country who are looking to enjoy an undisturbed summer getaway. Written by Drew Hayden Taylor, an award-winning playwright, journalist, novelist and filmmaker, Cottagers and Indians had a successful debut at Tarragon Theatre in 2017. More info here.

    November 1 to November 2, 2018
    at the RBC Theatre Living Arts Centre
    4141 Living Arts Drive
    Mississauga, ON

    “A deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining all-Canada form of social satire.“—Vancouver Sun


  • Nov 05 – Nov 06

    2018

    Book launch: Susan Crean's Finding Mr. Wong (Toronto)

    Pages UnBound and Talonbooks are proud to present Susan Crean and her new book Finding Mr. Wong. Finding Mr. Wong chronicles her effort to piece together the life of the man she knew as Mr. Wong, cook and housekeeper to her Irish Canadian family for two generations.

    Susan will be in conversation with Carrianne Leung.

    Monday, November 5
    The Gladstone Hotel’s Ballroom
    1214 Queen Street West
    Doors open at 7
    Event begins at 7:30


  • Nov 09 – Nov 12

    2018

    Book launch: Stephen Collis's Almost Islands in Vancouver

    Almost Islands is a powerfully introspective memoir of the author’s friendship with legendary Canadian poet Phyllis Webb – now in her nineties and long enveloped in silence – and his regular trips to see her. It is an extended meditation on literary ambition and failure, poetry and politics, choice and chance, location, colonization, and climate change – the struggle that is writing, and the end of writing.

    Join Stephen Collis at Massy Books in Vancouver for the launch of Almost Islands:

    Friday, November 9, 2018
    7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Massy Books
    229 E. Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC


  • Nov 20 – Nov 26

    2018

    Play: “Cottagers and Indians” in Kingston

    Cottagers and Indians takes a sincere and pragmatic look at the current conflicts between First Nations traditional water usage and property owners in cottage country who are looking to enjoy an undisturbed summer getaway. Written by Drew Hayden Taylor, an award-winning playwright, journalist, novelist and filmmaker, Cottagers and Indians had a successful debut at Tarragon Theatre in 2017. More info here.

    November 20 to 25, 2018
    at the Grand Theatre
    218 Princess Street
    Kingston, ON

    “A deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining all-Canada form of social satire.“—Vancouver Sun


  • Feb 08 – Feb 24

    2019

    Play: “Amigo's Blue Guitar” in Cranbrook, BC

    In Amigo’s Blue Guitar, a college student’s life is given meaning when he chooses to sponsor Elias, a Salvadoran refugee, as a class project. When Elias arrives, his hosts Sander and his family learn what it means and feels to be a refugee and how to relate to someone who has endured such intense personal grief. The warmth and humour of the characters invite us to embrace the situation—be at once moved and threatened by it—and to consider how we ourselves would react. More info here.

    February 8 to 23, 2019
    at the Cranbrook Community Theatre
    11–11th Avenue South
    Cranbrook, BC


  • Feb 27 – Mar 18

    2019

    Play: “Gracie” in Regina

    Written by Joan MacLeod

    February 27 – March 17, 2019
    Globe Theatre
    Regina, Saskatchewan

    Gracie is a dramatic monologue telling the story of a girl raised in a fundamentalist community that transports child brides between polygamist communities in both Canada and the United States.

    As the play opens, Gracie is eight years old and moving with her mother, brother, and sisters from her community in the southwestern United States to a community in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Her mother has been assigned to a new husband; she becomes his eighteenth wife. In five acts, Gracie plays herself at five ages and also gives voice to thirteen other characters, including her older sister Celeste – who becomes a wife at sixteen, a mother at seventeen – and her brother Billy, who is forced out of the community just a few years after the family arrives in Canada. Gracie is fifteen when the play ends, again with a journey as she herself leaves the community.

    More information available from Globe Theatre.


  • Mar 08 – Apr 01

    2019

    Play: “King Richard and His Women” in Vancouver

    Catch a new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Richard III. Camyar Chai ’s new adaptation for Seven Tyrants Theatre explores Richard III’s relationship with the powerful women surrounding this famous king. More info here.

    March 8–30, 2019
    at Seven Tyrants Theatre
    1019 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, BC


  • Mar 27 – Apr 11

    2019

    Play: “Empire of the Son” in Saskatoon

    EMPIRE OF THE SON at the Persephone theatre.

    A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production
    Written and Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, Produced by Donna Yamamoto

    March 27 to April 10, 2019

    As father and son, Akira and Tetsuro Shigematsu shared the same profession as public radio broadcasters. Each of them reveled in communicating with millions of their listeners, but they never spoke with each other. When Akira’s health begins to falter in his old age, Tetsuro bridges the gap between them with the only object they both understand: a microphone. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Shigematsu re-enacts moments from his father’s incredible personal history, from the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, and paints an intimate portrait of their evolving connection and the deep-seated love for each other that they both struggle to express.


  • Apr 04 – Apr 21

    2019

    Play: “Girl in the Goldfish Bowl” in Windsor

    Morris Panych’s Girl in the Goldfish Bowl opens with Iris, a precocious girl of ten, proclaiming, “These are the last few days of my childhood.” The death of her goldfish, Amal, she is sure, has been announced by the air-raid sirens during the day’s school drill. For Iris, there remain a few more days of life in a universe that is inherently ordered, where the spirit of her departed and ritually interred goldfish can, of course, be reincarnated in a lost and amnesiac drifter given to rhetorical questions of seemingly deep philosophical import. More info here.

    April 4 to April 20, 2019
    at the KordaZone Theatre
    2520 Seminole Street
    Windsor, ON

    “An uncommon, quirky blend of humour and compassion.”
    —National Post


  • Apr 25 – May 05

    2019

    Play: “Empire of the Son” in Kamloops

    Written and Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu
    A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production

    April 25 – May 4, 2019
    Pavilion Theatre
    Kamloops, British Columbia

    A funny and poignant one-man show by former CBC broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu about his rocky relationship with his emotionally reserved father, Akira. From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, this acclaimed play shows how Akira’s incredible personal history has influenced two generations. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Tetsuro paints an intimate portrait of the evolving connection between father and son, and the deep-seated love for one another that they both struggle to express.

    “A celebration of the extraordinary in the ordinary”—Ottawa Citizen

    More information available from Western Canada Theatre.