A listing of plays written by Canadian women playwrights featured in this database.


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  • 1989
    First produced in 1989 at Maenad Theatre in Calgary, Alberta. Geographic setting: Greek island. Historical period: Classical, Late 20th Century. Characters: male adults: 3; female adults: 3. Play...
  • A Swedish family emigrates to Canada. This romance is set during the Spanish Flu epidemic at the end of World War I.
  • An eight-part adaptation of Rohinton Mistry's novel for radio.
  • First produced in 2004 at Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. Geographic setting: Canada. Historical period: Contemporary. Characters: male adults: 2.
  • It is 1941. Edith and Will live in a paper company town. Unexpectedly pregnant, Edith dreams that the war and the new baby will mean new opportunities and a new beginning. Will dreams of freedom...
  • First produced in 2009 at the Edmonton Fringe Festival in Alberta. Historical period: Contemporary. Characters: female adults: 1. This play includes speeches suitable for actors who are auditioning.
  • Geographical setting: Toronto, Ontario. Historical Period of Play: Contemporary. Characters: male adults: 5. Play includes speeches suitable for actors auditioning, and for young actors.
  • First produced in 2002 by CBC Radio. Geographical setting: Toronto. Historical period: 21st Century. Characters: female adults: 1. Play includes speeches that are suitable for actors auditioning.
  • First produced in 2010 at Alumnae Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. Geographic setting: A room somewhere in south-east Asia. Historical period: Contemporary. Characters: male adults: 1; female adults: 2.
  • This play is based on the G.K. Chesterton's Magic. A parlour magician falls in love with the daughter of the house in which he is hired to entertain, and finds his tricks start turning into...
  • When a man fixes up a northern Alberta lake cabin as a healing place for his wife, he meets an unlikely spiritual guide at the dump, who helps him find his own salvation in the natural world.
  • An American academic named Allan Taylor travels to 1968 Leningrad to meet wit Lev Gumilyov, the only son of dissident Soviet poet Anna Akhmatova. This encounter leads to an opening of Lev's...
  • 2003
    First produced in 1993 by CBC Radio in Toronto, Ontario. Geographic setting: An airplane. Historical period: Late 20th Century, 21st Century. Characters: male adults: 2. Play includes speeches...
  • A four-part dramatization of Margaret Atwood's novel for radio.
  • Jack and Ginger, co-workers at a chain bookstore, decide to take their relationship to the next level. After an unsatisfactory ending to their first date, this ‘almost-couple’ makes a simple pact:...
  • First produced in 2011 by CFBU Brock University Student Radio in St. Catharines, Ontario. Geographic setting: A bathroom. Historical period: Future. Characters: male adults: 1.
  • "Ana's Shadow," the sequel to "Harriet's House" continues the story of Harriet and her three daughters: Luisa, Ana, and Clare. Luisa is back in Toronto and planning to study medicine. Ana is an...
  • What happens when a gal and a fella have a good chemistry but questionable compatibility? This play is an unscientific exploration of a love story.
  • This play, a fantasy based on Lewis Carroll's Alice books and his relationship to the real Alice Liddell, is a devised creation using performers, puppets, video projection, songs, and a little tap...
  • First produced in 1976 at Redlight Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. Geographic setting: Vancouver. Historical period: Late 20th Century. Characters: male adults: 7; female adults: 1; female children: 1...
  • Co-authored with Dave Williamson. First produced in 1996 at Gas Station Theatre in Winnipeg Manitoba. Geographic setting: An apartment or house. Historical period: Late 20th Century. Characters:...
  • First produced in 1991 at Maenad Theatre in Calgary, Alberta. Geographic setting: London, England. Historical period: Restoration / 18th Century. Characters: female adults: 3. Play includes...
  • In times of terror, where do we find the strength to survive our darkest captivity? A woman sits alone in a prison cell, reflecting on her life and trying to draw courage and strength from that...
  • At Liberty satirizes the contemporary music world.
  • 1996
    First produced in 1996 at Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Geographic setting: Santorini, Greece. Historical period: Late 20th Century. Characters: male adults: 1; female adults: 1....
  • Reading staged in 2009 at Nightwood Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. Historical period: 19th Century / Victorian. Characters: female adults: 3. Play includes speeches suitable for actors auditioning.
  • A dramatization of Jane Urquhart's novel for radio.
  • After a long separation due to active addiction, Madeline and her half-brother Joseph, once known as "High Joey", are reunited. Joseph, now clean for a number of years, returns to make amends to...
  • A struggling Canadian Theatre Company produces "The Potentate", the last play ever written by Jacob Passmore, the greatest dead playwright alive. The production resurrects Passmore and he time...
  • First produced in 1988 at Rosebud Theatre in Rosebud, Alberta.
  • First produced in 1985 in Guelph, Ontario. Geographic setting: Ontario. Historical period: 19th Century / Victorian, Early 20th Century. Characters: male adults: 3; male teenagers: 3; male children...
  • 2004
    Geographic setting: Urban. Historical period: Contemporary. Characters: male adults: 1; female adults: 2.
  • First produced in 1990 at Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Geographic setting: Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. Historical period: Late 20th Century. Characters: male adults: 2; female adults...
  • First produced in 2010 at Tisch School of the Arts in New York, New York. Geographical setting: Cuba. Historical period: Late 20th Century. Play includes speeches suitable for actors auditioning.
  • 2000
    First produced in 2000 at Factory Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. Geographical setting: Georgia, USA. Historical period: 19th Century / Victorian. Characters: male adults: 2; female adults: 3. Play...
  • First produced in 2002 at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Geographic setting: Hollywood, Los Angeles. Historical period: early to late 20th century. Characters: female adults: 2...
  • In this 10-minute play, two actors discuss their reasons for living or dying. One has decided to end it all and the other is trying to dissuade her.
  • First produced in 2012 at Tarragon Theatre Studio in Toronto, Ontario. Geographic setting: Canada. Historical period: Contemporary. Characters: female adults: 2. Play includes speeches suitable for...
  • First produced in 2012 at Trafalgar Castle in Whitby, Ontario. Geographic setting: A school library, anywhere. Historical period: Contemporary. Characters: male adults: 1; female adults: 1. Play...
  • Barricaded in the basement family room, Rose (43) examines her life. For sixteen years she has made small choices (she thought), but on the morning her husband leaves to meet a female graduate...

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