Playwrights Canada Press

These titles from the leading Canadian performing rights publisher are distributed outside of North America by Nick Hern Books.

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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.

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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.

The Ancient Comedians

And What They Have To Say To Contemporary Playwrights

A fascinating exploration of the origins and development of dramatic comedy, by an award-winning Canadian playwright, novelist and screenwriter.


Just because we’re all grown up doesn’t mean we have everything figured out. As five old friends try to reclaim their high school glory days, they charge headfirst into the secrets they all tried to run so far from. 

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The Blunt Playwright

An Introduction to Playwriting

A highly regarded guide to playwriting, by an award-winning Canadian playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

Canada on Stage: Scenes and Monologues

An overview of contemporary Canadian theatre for just about any occasion, drawn from 50 plays with an exhilarating diversity of aesthetics, styles, techniques, themes, voices and vocabularies.

Cold Meat Party

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

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.

Danny, King of the Basement

A heartwarming play about a boy who creates an imaginary world to deal with the instability and hardship of his daily life.

The Drawer Boy

A multi-award winning, bitter-sweet tale of the power of storytelling, friendship, and the very thin line between truth and fiction.

Einstein's Gift

A Canadian play based on the life and work of Nobel Laureate Dr Fritz. Haber, who risked everything for a country that never accepted him, but used his work to murder millions.

Fundamentals of Directing

A concise and practical guide for aspiring theatre directors, from a leading practitioner in Canadian theatre.

The Gay Heritage Project

An important piece of contemporary queer theatre, from three of Canada's most gifted performers.

The Greek Playwright

What the First Dramatists Have To Say To Contemporary Playwrights

An exploration of the lessons modern playwrights can learn from the ancient Greeks. From the author of the highly regarding playwriting manual, The Blunt Playwright.


Janet and her mother Margaret both live on Mapleview Lanes - the perfect neighbourhood with the perfect neighbours, until Lewis Chance buys a house on their street to open a group home for troubled adolescents.

He Speaks: Monologues for Men

Edited by David Ferry

A collection of contemporary Canadian monologues for men, compiled and edited by David Ferry, offering many fresh and exciting speeches for auditions.

Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia

Two Plays

Two plays from the leading Canadian playwright.

House of Many Tongues

Somehow, two families are going to have to live together — if they don’t kill each other first. Jonathan Garfinkel's gripping socio-political drama 'attacks the Israeli-Palestinian question through laughs and magic realism' NOW Magazine.

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