Written by: Lisa Balkan
Length: 110 min.In August 2000, Liza Balkan witnessed the beating death of a man named Otto Vass during an altercation with the police in the west end of Toronto. Called to the witness stand on several occasions over several years, Balkan kept careful track of the aftermath, then turned verbatim court transcripts,...
Written by: Jessica Moss
Length: 80 min.Uh hi. Yeah. Welcome to…this play that we’re doing. Our Town. We’re gonna show you some…well, like, I’m just going to show you around our rehearsal. We go up in a month. We’re not ready. But here we are. (The cast of a high school production of Our Town rehearses).
Written by: Jennifer Walton
Length: 90 min.When Darryl and his friend Niko get caught using a pellet gun in the alley beside an elementary school, it triggers a full active shooter response. Darryl and his mother Miranda feel the full force of justice, political, and education systems as well as the court of public opinion until...
Written by: Kathleen McCreery
Length: 90 min.The play follows a woman taxi driver in Soweto, South Africa, during the course of a single day as she and her passengers juggle jobs and family responsibilities, struggle to cope with unemployment and rising prices, and confront the prejudices that lead to discrimination against women, and attacks against lesbians...
Written by: Susanna Fournier
Length: 120 min.189 years after massive war and a widespread plague, Sarah, a former brothel owner, tries to raise four girls left orphaned by the women she once employed. When a doctor reveals the girls are plague-positive she offers to treat them for free with an experimental new drug. After the death...
Written by: Andrea Boyd, Laura Teasdale
Length: 90 min.It’s the day of the famous archery competition, and Robin can’t resist the allure of the prize: A Golden Arrow. But can he outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham? With a gender-swapped cast and surprising cultural twists, this action-adventure romp combines broad humour with bold ideas. This modern version of Robin...
Written by: Heather McDowell
Length: 100 min.This drama answers the question: “What would you do if someone you love was assaulted?” with reverence. This work is Intentional in its creative use of stage, gritty character development, complex relationships with visceral dialogue and plot twists & turns. By design, the playwright gives choices to allow actors and...
Written by: Diana Tso
Length: 110 min.Comfort is the love story of two youths in the 1930s, who find love and friendship in their shared passion for opera, which become precious in their survival through World War II. The lovers become separated when Dan Feng is captured and imprisoned in a comfort house in Shanghai. Over...
Written by: Chantal Bilodeau (translation of a play by David Paquet)
Length: 60 min.Four teenagers and their teacher pursue happiness in unconventional ways: they eat worms, become blind, open imaginary doors… Their wild interconnected quests are interspersed with the sober reflections of a woman – the mother of a teenage son – who hides behind a swallow mask. Until at 2:14 p.m., a...