After being exiled by Stalin, Leon Trotsky’s final days were spent in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City, where he and his wife Natalia Sedova and their entourage were guests at the infamous ‘Blue House’ of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Annie and Les are sisters. They have just found out that Annie is pregnant as a surrogate with Les’ child. Annie brings up her climate anxiety, and deep concerns about bringing another child into the world. (CLOSED READING)
Inspired by a true story. In 1979 a mother with six young children separated from their father as they flee Communist Vietnam, endure pirate attacks, typhoons, shipwreck, starvation and more. The story weaves between past and the present, between memory and truth, adventure and fantasy.
Purely on chance reading of an article in one of her husband's
magazines, Martha takes a gamble on an investment in their future.
Welcome to Nigel - A robot servant (homebot)
designed with A.I. intelligence - engineered to make life so much easier...at a price.
A modern comedy of manners about Dorian and Marion Suppose, a couple not at all like you and me. They enjoying playing a somewhat alarming game called 'suppose' -- in fact it is the backbone of their marriage. They invite a young couple to play the game with them, and complications ensue.
n the hospital, Tom alarms his daughter and his old friend Moira by wanting to choose a medically-assisted suicide. His room-mate is in even worse condition. Only Tom knows that this patient wants the same thing, and how to help him get i
Mallory had three choices that eerie foggy night. She could stay home and study for her university midterms, go study with a friend, or go bar hopping with her crazy roommate. Is the right choice always the best choice?
Tab & Landon are twins who embark on a career in porn together as the sexual revolution begins to wane in the late 1970s. But the porn films they're creating blur the lines between fantasy and reality, past and present.
Joint's casual, pot-dealing life is turned upside down when his pseudo-girlfriend, Lisa, discovers she is pregnant - and neither of them are prepared for the ways in which a baby will change both of their lives.
DAY takes us to a cemetery in Việt Nam where a young woman makes offerings and performs rituals for her deceased grandmother. A poetic investigation of intergenerational trauma and displacement; inspired by the real life experiences, this piece is a love-letter to elders everywhere.
Mask lived underground for about 3000 years and not much happened. Mask was in the Schliemann house for the length of their lifetimes and not much happened. Mask is in a glass box now and still doesn't quite know who they are.
An ambitious former cabinet minister takes revenge on her abusive former boss by running against him in the next election. But in her drive for victory, she unwittingly hires an amoral campaign manager with a shocking lack of ethical boundaries.
As their train hurtles from Vancouver to Seattle, Randy and Sophie are confronted with the facts and fantasies of their failed attempts to have a baby. When Randy finds a possible solution to all of their problems everything changes, but at what cost?
The imagined story of Chrysothemis, the lost daughter in the house of Atreus. She is the only child in the myths who does not have a play accounting her voice…until now. Featuring the full original student cast of the cancelled premieire production at the University of Alberta.
Avery is throwing her first high school boy-girl party, and she has invited the whole school. However, when only four other people show up, the night gets a little heated as truths come out, tempers rise, and first kisses are had.
PGC PlayConnect: ELYNE QUAN & MEG BRAEM Live on The Thing
Persephone and Hades have been trying to have a baby for nearly a year with no luck. Growing anxious, Persephone decides to see the fertility doctor, Eve, who also happens to be her mother. Problem is, Eve hasn’t spoken to her since she eloped with Hades, and Persephone has debilitating panic attack
In one short year, Noemi Carrico's YouTube career has allowed her to quit her job, buy a house, and even snag a book deal in the millions of dollars. But now, on the verge of stability, new information emerges that puts her ironclad brand to the test, and Noemi has to take dangerous risks to survive
HOW TO SURVIVE AN APOCALYPSE by Jordan Hall // part of #CanadaPerforms
A darkly comic, satirical take on Vancouver's real estate crisis. Hilary, a waitress/poet turned social worker, and Henry, a Butoh dancer turned lawyer, didn’t know how lucky they were when they managed to escape bad roommates and buy a house .... (see full description)
A young mother has been "quarantined" indoors for month. She goes down the memory lane - her years of wrestling with the traditional womanhood near where Confucius was born. Is she getting out, or is the sinister force closing in on her?
AUDIENCE ADVICE: Scheherazade contains extremely coarse language and sexually explicit content.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Every night, the King marries a virgin. Every morning, he chops off her head. The only person who can stop him is Scheherazade: a brave young woman with a crazy plan.
Factory Girls by Sharon King-Campbell (St. John's, NL)
Barbie is a glamorous pageant queen who life falls apart when she loses the title she was destined to win. This loss sends her into a spiral of self doubt and discovery. Throughout her journey she is plagued by a constant reminder of her past failures.
A comedy about Hannah, a successful news anchor, who wants to continue to climb her career ladder. Unfortunately, her co-anchor is an nightmare and one day, she punches him on-air. Returning to her hometown for a short reprieve, Hannah's grandmother announces her desire for an assisted suicide.
The Loved One by David Elendune, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh
Set in post-war Hollywood, this is a dark satire about colonialism & the creative arts industries. After losing his studio contract, British poet-cum-screenwriter Dennis Barlow takes a job at a pet cemetery.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls by Dave Deveau
Celebrate Dave Mackenzie Deveau's new book, CISSY: Three Gender Plays with a reading of his short play for young audiences, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: the story of nine-year-old Fin, who has come out as a boy.