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 Ladies Foursome

A funny, fast-paced, heartwarming story of friendship inspired by Norm Foster's popular play The Foursome.

The Last Wife

A contemporary retelling of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, the first part of Kate Hennig's Queenmaker Trilogy.

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.

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.

True Love Lies

From the Canadian author of Cold Meat Party and Love and Human Remains, in sharp, non-stop dialogue, True Love Lives tears open the nuclear family and finds the heart that is often lost and forgotten. 

 
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Bingo!

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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Shakespeare's Will

Vern Thiessen, winner of the Governor General's Award for his play Einstein's Gift, gives a voice to one of the most silent characters in history: Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare.

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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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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.

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The Melville Boys

Owen and Lee Melville arrive at a lakeside cabin for a weekend of fishing, but their plans are thrown out of whack by the arrival of two sisters who become catalysts for a tenderly funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition.

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Skin & Liars: Two Plays

Two plays from one of Canada's leading writers and directors of theatre for young people.

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Mom, Dad, I'm Living With A White Girl

A Chinese son must tell his parents he has moved in with his white girlfriend. In a counter-narrative, the play explodes Asian stereotypes in a B-movie spoof called 'Wrath of the Yellow Claw'.

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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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.

Cold Meat Party

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

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.

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.