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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You're Making A Scene: Scenes from Canadian Plays

Fifty compelling scenes from Canadian plays; two-handers and three-person scenes; comedic and dramatic; from the largest mainstage hits to the smallest fringe shows.

The Blunt Playwright

An Introduction to Playwriting

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

Staging Coyote's Dream: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English

Staging Coyote's Dream brings together ten major plays by First Nations playwrights living in Canada and the United States.

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Modern Jewish Plays

Edited by Jason Sherman

Six plays, six playwrights, six takes on Israel...

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Stories from the Rains of Love and Death: Four Plays from Iran

Four plays from leading Iranian dramatists, translated into English for the first time: Aurash, The Death of the King, Stories from the Rains of Love and Death and Interrogation.

She Speaks: Monologues for Women

Edited by Judith Thompson

A collection of contemporary Canadian monologues for women, compiled and edited by Judith Thompson, offering many fresh and exciting speeches for auditions.

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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.

The Gay Heritage Project

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

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.

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.

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Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) & Antigone: 方

Two adaptations that transport mythological stories from Ancient Greece to modern-day civilizations. Led by people of colour, these darkly comedic plays from a leading Canadian playwright depict recognizable plights for justice.

Love and Human Remains

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

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.

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Truth in Play

Drama Strategies for Building Meaningful Performances

A collection of short dramatic scenes, with learning activities and teaching strategies to accompany each one - everything a teacher needs to help students connect with the material and give a truthful performance.

Fundamentals of Directing

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

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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.

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.