Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

The Monument

A powerful play exploring the ambiguities of morality and justice in a time of war when a young soldier is convicted of war crimes.

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Lion in the Streets

The spirit of a girl who was killed in tragic circumstances delves into the secret lives of her neighbours as she searches for her killer.

Mom, Dad, I'm Living With A White Girl

A Chinese son must tell his parents he has moved in with his white girlfriend. In a counter-narrative, the play explodes Asian stereotypes in a B-movie spoof called 'Wrath of the Yellow Claw'.

Coastal Disturbances: four plays

Four plays by Tina Howe: Coastal Disturbances, Museum, The Art of Dining and Painting Churches.

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Between Worlds: Contemporary Asian-American Plays

Edited by Misha Berson

A collection of contemporary Asian-American plays.

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The Substance of Fire and other plays

This collection contains Jon Robin Baitz's debut play, The Film Society, alongside two more recent works: The End of the Day and the title play, The Substance of Fire.

Moon Marked and Touched by the Sun

Plays by African-American Women

Edited by Sydné Mahone

A collection of plays by African-American women.

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The Mammary Plays

How I Learned to Drive & The Mineola Twins

Two mirror-image investigations of coming of age in the sixties.

Trying to Find Chinatown

David Henry Hwang is known for exploring the complex relationships which bridge Eastern and Western culture in modern America. It is a subject that has long haunted American drama: how, in a land of immigrants, does one deal with one's heritage and construct a sense of identity.

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The Mystery of Irma Vep and other plays

Five exotic plays from the famous Ridiculous Theatre of New York.

 

2.5 Minute Ride & 101 Humiliating Stories

Two solo pieces by the award-winning American performer, and founder member of the Five Lesbian Brothers troupe.

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Prelude to a Kiss and other plays

A collection of work by one of America's most important and influential playwrights.

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Luna Park: short plays and monologues

A collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, featuring three decades' worth of short plays, one-acts and monologues.