Plays by Women

A Live Bird In Its Jaws

A Live Bird In Its Jaws

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Drama, this is a play within a play. Hélène is writing a play which draws heavily on the past of her lover and his twin brother, but refuses to... >>

Emphysema (A Love Story)

Emphysema (A Love Story)

Silent-film performer Louise Brookes was living in obscurity when bad-boy theatre critic Kenneth Tynan, who was infatuated with her film persona Lulu, tracked her down for a New Yorker profile.... >>

Evidence to the Contrary

Evidence to the Contrary

Lena Fulvi has been arrested for her mother's murder. She insists it was an accident, but she has been accused by a nurse who saw her do the deed, and her sisters happily furnish a motive. But... >>

L’Affaire Tartuffe, The Garrison Officers Rehearse Molière

L’Affaire Tartuffe, The Garrison Officers Rehearse Molière

A riveting drama of cross-cultural love affairs, seditious plans to join the Yankees and the stranglehold of Church and State, L'Affaire Tartuffe is inspired by historical fact: this was the... >>

Magpie, Having, Hunger Striking

Magpie, Having, Hunger Striking

Three plays from award-winning playwright Kit Brennan which explore secrets, obsessions, and desire through the stories of three women, Bernice, the victim of small-town repression, Sarah, a... >>

Spring Planting

Spring Planting

Spring Planting tells the story of two widowed neighbours, one an illiterate elder, the other a suddenly single mother. Their new circumstances are made yet more difficult by younger family... >>

The Last Journey of Captain Harte

The Last Journey of Captain Harte

A phone call from the nomadic Captain Harte, an old friend of her husband's, awakens a middle-aged widow's imagination. As the Captain makes his circuitous way home, she follows his journey and... >>

The Queen of Queen Street

The Queen of Queen Street

Based on the life of Bertha Rand, Winnipeg's notorious Cat Lady, who battled her neighbours and city hall to save her cats, this play looks behind the headlines, giving a sensitive portrayal of... >>

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