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 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 Blunt Playwright

An Introduction to Playwriting

A highly regarded guide to playwriting, 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.

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.

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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.

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 Gay Heritage Project

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

Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia

Two Plays

Two plays from the leading Canadian playwright.

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The List

The riveting story of a woman haunted by internal regret when she fails to critically prioritise her world

Paradise Lost

A wickedly smart and funny feminist retelling of John Milton's epic poem about the first battle between good and evil, by a leading Canadian playwright.

Huff & Stitch: two plays

Two gritty, powerful solo shows from award-winning Indigenous Canadian playwright Cliff Cardinal, exploring the lives of marginalized characters.

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.

Never Swim Alone & This Is A Play

Two plays

Two plays from the Toronto-based writer-director-performer.

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.

Fundamentals of Directing

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