Playwrights Canada Press

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

Showing 19-36 of 47 items.

Never Swim Alone & This Is A Play

Two plays

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

Quiet in the Land

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

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Cold Meat Party

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Love and Human Remains

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

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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Huff & Stitch: two plays

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

Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia

Two Plays

Two plays from the leading Canadian playwright.

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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.

Fundamentals of Directing

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