Playwrights Canada Press

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

Showing 1-18 of 47 items.

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.

Unholy

A play about the intersetion of faith and misogyny, asking if you can be a feminist as well as a believer.

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.

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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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.

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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Skin & Liars: Two Plays

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

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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.

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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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.

Quiet in the Land

Set in and around an Amish Community in the Autumn of 1917.

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Possible Worlds

Two lovers experience a baffling series of relationships together, each one just slightly and tantalizingly different.

Perfect Pie

A potent drama set over the course of a single afternoon. A reunion between two long-estranged women brings to light a buried memory and two teenagers' wild secret.

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.

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.

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.

Never Swim Alone & This Is A Play

Two plays

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

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.