Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Refractions: Scenes

A collection of scenes from a wide range of contemporary works by Canadian playwrights, reflecting Canada's artistic landscape through a breadth of themes, styles, cultures, regions, and creative practices.

Out of the Fringe

Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre & Performance

An anthology featuring ten of the most influential and prolific Latino theatre artists of recent years.

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Five Plays

Five plays by a major American playwright, all set in the author’s home state of Idaho, demonstrating his extraordinary knack for exposing, without condescension or easy moralizing, the pathos in marginalized lives.

Coming to Terms: American Plays & the Vietnam War

An inspiring and often poignant collection of plays written in the era of the Vietnam War, from some of the most revered American playwrights, reflecting on the social and political ethos of a pivotal moment for America.

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Extreme Exposure

Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century

Edited by Jo Bonney

An anthology of excerpts from the works of more than fifty solo writer/performers including: Eric Bogosian, Laurie Anderson, Lenny Bruce, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Beyond Victims and Villains

Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights

The first of its kind - an anthology that explores how disabled artists depict the world they inhabit with their disabilities.

Plays From the Boom Box Galaxy

An anthology of performance texts from the hip-hop generation.

Salaam. Peace: An Anthology of Middle Eastern-American Drama

Edited by Holly Hill and Dina Amin

A groundbreaking anthology containing a collection of new plays by American writers of a variety of Middle Eastern backgrounds, from artists born in Egypt and Iran, to Israeli- and Palestinian-Americans.

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Outspoken

A Canadian Collection of Lesbian Scenes and Monologues

Edited by Susan G. Cole

Touching on gender, sexuality, family, pop culture, and history, the pieces in this anthology range from the hilarious to the poignant, the sexy to the sincere, the truthful to the tongue-in-cheek.

Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora

The first collection of its kind, Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora brings together work by six dynamic Palestinian playwrights from both occupied Palestine and the Diaspora.

Intimacy and other plays

Outrageous and bold, Thomas Bradshaw’s Intimacy is a revealing comedy about race, sex, and familiarity in the suburbs.

Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays

Three solo plays exploring the lives of three queer youths and their resilience in the face of violence and intolerance. Winner of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.

Plays for the Public

A volume of plays by the founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater.

The Language Archive and Other Plays

A new collection of plays by one of the most versatile dramatists in contemporary American theatre.

Amaryllis & Little Witch

Two dark fairy tales from Canadian playwright Pascal Brullemans.

Beautiful Man & Other Short Plays

Three short plays from an award-winning Canadian, centring on the inner lives of women.

The Breathing Hole

Stories of the Canadian Arctic intersect in this epic five-hundred-year journey led by a one-eared polar bear.

Andy's Gone

A contemporary Canadian retelling of the story of Antigone.