Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

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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.

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

The archetypal student-teacher romance is cleverly turned on its head for the post-#MeToo era in this striking play by an acclaimed Canadian playwright.

The Adventures of a Young Black Girl in Search of God

Rainey Baldwin-Jackson, a country doctor, struggles to come to terms with the loss of her daughter, the disintegration of her marriage, and an eccentric elderly father on an astonishing crusade.

Love and Human Remains

A violent and sexually explicit study of young adults groping for meaning in a senseless world.

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.

Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater

Includes essays and playscripts: The Cure, Film Is Evil: Radio Is Good, Symphony of Rats, What Did He See? and Lava, with a Foreword by Peter Sellars

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 Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder: Volume I

Thornton Wilder's short plays, published for the first time in two volumes.

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Marisol and other plays

A collection of plays by the influential Puerto Rican playwright, bearing his hallmark traits of magic realism and expressionism.

The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder: Volume II

Thornton Wilder's short plays, published for the first time in two volumes.

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