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Two-Spirit Acts

Edited by Jean O'Hara
By Waawaate Fobister, Muriel Miguel, and Kent Monkman

With a refreshing spin, the plays touch on topics of desire, identity, and community as they humorously tackle the colonial misunderstandings of Indigenous people. From a female trickster story centred on erotic lesbian tales to the farcical story about a new nation of Indigenous ... Read more

Staging Coyote's Dream Volume 1

Edited by Monique Mojica & Ric Knowles

An anthology of First Nations drama in English, Staging Coyote's Dream is the first anthology of First Nations plays to be published in Canada. It brings together ten major plays by First Nations playwrights living in Canada and the United States. The collection will be required ... Read more

Staging Coyote's Dream Volume 2

Edited by Monique Mojica & Ric Knowles

This second volume of Staging Coyote's Dream is an all-new anthology of First Nations drama in English that follows up on the success of the first volume. It brings together plays by some of the leading Native playwrights in North America, some of which have not been previously ... Read more

Beyond the Pale, revised edition

Edited by Yvette Nolan

Includes excerpts from:
Drew Hayden Taylor – The Buz’Gem Blues
Sunil Kuruvilla – Rice Boy
Terrie A. Hamazaki – Furasato Tasha
Faye Evans – She Stands Still
Joy Russell – Hogan’s Alley
Walter Borden – Tightrope Time
Lisa Codrington – Cast Iron
Penny Gummerson ... Read more

Dreary and Izzy

By Tara Beagan

1975, Lethbridge Alberta. When the Monoghan sisters lose their parents in a car accident, Deirdre remains as the sole caregiver to her older sister, Isabelle. Just as Deirdre is poised to enter university and begin exploring, for the first time, her own future and independence, ... Read more

Huff & Stitch

By Cliff Cardinal

In huff, brothers Wind, Huff, and Charles are trying to cope with their father’s abusive whims and their mother’s recent suicide. In a brutal reality of death and addiction, they huff gas and pull destructive pranks. Preyed upon by Trickster and his own fragile psyche, Wind ... Read more

Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout

By Tomson Highway

Based on a deposition signed by 14 Chiefs of the Thompson River basin on the occasion of a visit to their lands by Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier in 1910, Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout is a ritualized retelling of how the Native Peoples of British Columbia lost ... Read more

Where the Blood Mixes

By Kevin Loring

Where the Blood Mixes is meant to expose the shadows below the surface of the author’s First Nations heritage, and to celebrate its survivors. Though torn down years ago, the memories of their Residential School still live deep inside the hearts of those who spent their childhoods ... Read more

Cerulean Blue

By Drew Hayden Taylor

Cerulean Blue is a comedic play about a struggling blues band invited to participate in a benefit concert for a First Nation community in conflict with governmental authorities. Upon arriving, the band discovers the entire lineup of musical acts has cancelled and they’re left ... Read more

Sila

By Chantal Bilodeau
Introduction by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

In Inuit mythology, “sila” means air, climate, or breath. Bilodeau’s play of the same name examines the competing interests shaping the future of the Canadian Arctic and local Inuit population. Equal parts Inuit myth and contemporary Arctic policy, the play Sila features ... Read more