Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

Tony Kushner's turbulent epic about a retired longshoreman who feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life.

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Scorched

By Wajdi Mouawad Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A haunting, poetic play from one of Canada's leading playwrights, Scorched is a powerful investigation of trauma and family ties.

Seventh Generation: An Anthology of Native American Plays

This first major collection of contemporary Native American writing for the theatre ranges from the groundbreaking work of Body Indian to the experimental performance style of Spiderwoman Theater.

Sight Unseen and other plays

Five plays by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

The Baltimore Waltz and other plays

A collection of Paula Vogel's work, surveying a remarkable decade of her writing for the stage. Her singular voice is exhilarating, comic and heartbreaking by turns.

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The Red Letter Plays (US edition)

Two haunting riffs on Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, by a leading American playwright.

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The New American Musical

An Anthology from the End of the 20th Century

Edited by Wiley Hausam

Four groundbreaking musicals from the end of the 20th century.

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The Fire This Time

African-American Plays for the 21st Century

A collection of African-American plays for the 21st century.

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The Vermont Plays

The debut collection of celebrated American playwright Annie Baker, including her Obie award-winning play Circle Mirror Transformation.

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The Apple Family

Scenes from Life in the Country

A critically acclaimed play cycle about loss, memory and remembrance in America's recent past.

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The Gabriels

Election Year in the Life of One Family

A trilogy of plays following an American family through the momentous and divisive 2016 presidential election year.

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Mortified

A humorous and dark play exploring sex, shame, and transformation and how we reckon with the traumatic experiences that have shaped us.

Secret Life of a Mother

An uplifting and empowering play that reveals the raw and untold secrets of pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, and mothering.

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WROL (Without Rule of Law)

A darkly comic coming-of-age drama from an exciting Canadian playwright.

Bluebirds

A play about three nurses treating wounded Canadian soldiers in France in 1918.

Duecentomila

A touching play about two teenagers exploring their queer identities.

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Yaga

A genre-bending comedy thriller that explores the legend of the wicked witch Baba Yaga through the lens of a modern-day whodunit.

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Never Swim Alone & This Is A Play

Two plays

Two plays from the Toronto-based writer-director-performer.