Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Cold Meat Party

A play about a group of former friends reuniting in a B&B for a funeral.

What I Meant Was

A major collection from one of the most popular gay playwrights in America.

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Bad Boy Nietzsche! and other plays

This new anthology collects plays written and performed over six years, including Now That Communism Is Dead My Life Feels Empty!, Maria del Bosco, Panic! (How to Be Happy!), Bad Boy Nietzsche!, Bad Behavior and King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe!

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Two Sisters and a Piano and other plays

Nilo Cruz is the most produced Cuban-American playwright in the US and was the first dramatist of Hispanic descent to receive the Pulitzer Prize.

Intimate Apparel & Fabulation: Two Plays

Two companion pieces spanning 100 years in the lives of African American women.

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365 Days/365 Plays

A unique, year-long play cycle from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Topdog/Underdog. This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day.

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Loving Longing Leaving

Three Plays by Michael Weller

With stark truth and piercing detail, Loving, Longing, Leaving, a marriage trilogy, takes us through the lives of three intersecting couples immersed in three distinct stages of love. Michael Weller is also the author of Moonchildren and Loose Ends.

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Undesirable Elements

Real People, Real Lives, Real Theater

A collection celebrating twenty years of Undesirable Elements, the series of community-specific theatre works that examines the lives of people living cultures, either by choice or circumstance.

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We're Gonna Die

A life-affirming, humorous show of songs and monologues drawing on real-life experiences, about the one thing we all have in common: we're gonna die. Audio CD included.

The Last Wife

A contemporary retelling of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, the first part of Kate Hennig's Queenmaker Trilogy.

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Marie Antoinette & 3C: Two Plays

Two plays from the 'virtuosic' US playwright David Adjmi (New York Times).

Paradise Lost

A wickedly smart and funny feminist retelling of John Milton's epic poem about the first battle between good and evil, by a leading Canadian playwright.

Concord Floral

The Decameron meets I Know What You Did Last Summer in a supernatural thriller of suburban teenagers fleeing a mysterious plague, from an award-winning Canadian playwright.

Mother's Daughter

The stunning third part of Kate Hennig's powerful Queenmaker Trilogy, retelling the stories of three Tudor queens of England, in contemporary settings.

The Virgin Trial

The second part of Kate Hennig's powerful Queenmaker Trilogy, retelling the stories of three Tudor queens of England, in contemporary settings.

Other Side of the Game

A debut play by a Canadian playwright, giving voices to Black women who organise communities, support their incarcerated loved ones, and do battle with institutions. Winner of the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award.

Unholy

A play about the intersetion of faith and misogyny, asking if you can be a feminist as well as a believer.

Selfie

A smart and intense play from an award-winning Canadian playwright, about the complexities of relationships and community, and the nature of consent.