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.

Huff & Stitch: two plays

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

I, Claudia

A touching and funny play about a girl on the cusp of adolescence.

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.

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.

The List

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

Love and Human Remains

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

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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Modern Jewish Plays

Edited by Jason Sherman

Six plays, six playwrights, six takes on Israel...

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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'.

The Monument

A powerful play exploring the ambiguities of morality and justice in a time of war when a young soldier is convicted of war crimes.

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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.

Never Swim Alone & This Is A Play

Two plays

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

Possible Worlds

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