Playwrights Canada Press
These titles from the leading Canadian performing rights publisher are distributed outside of North America by Nick Hern Books.
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.
A violent and sexually explicit study of young adults groping for meaning in a senseless world.
A haunting, poetic play from one of Canada's leading playwrights, Scorched is a powerful investigation of trauma and family ties.
A Canadian Collection of Lesbian Scenes and Monologues
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A concise and practical guide for aspiring theatre directors, from a leading practitioner in Canadian theatre.
A funny, fast-paced, heartwarming story of friendship inspired by Norm Foster's popular play The Foursome.
A contemporary retelling of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, the first part of Kate Hennig's Queenmaker Trilogy.
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.
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.
Two plays from the Toronto-based writer-director-performer.
Two gritty, powerful solo shows from award-winning Indigenous Canadian playwright Cliff Cardinal, exploring the lives of marginalized characters.
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.