Brave New Play Rites

Edited by: Bryan Wade

‘Brave New Play Rites’ presents twenty years of original and startling theatre from Canada’s best young writers. The book is a collection of short one-act plays written by students in the Creative Writing Program at UBC and produced at the annual festival, Brave New Play Rites, for public performances. Many successful writers have had their plays produced in the festival, including Lynn Coady, Steven Galloway, Dennis Bolen, Kevin Chong, and Aaron Bushkowsky. The release of ‘Brave New Play Rites’ coincides with the 20th anniversary year of the festival, and the familiar names in this collection will be of interest both critically, and to readers who already follow the careers of these writers.


Bryan Wade

Bryan Wade is an associate professor and the acting department head of UBC’s Creative Writing Program. He has had numerous productions of his stage plays in various theatres across the country, including Factory Theatre Lab (Toronto), Toronto Free Theatre, Playwrights Workshop (Montreal), Theatre Calgary, and Vancouver’s New Play Centre. He has also been a playwright-in-residence at Factory Theatre and the Blyth Festival along with being an invited artist at the Playwright’s Colony at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Stratford Festival. Several of his plays have been published by Playwrights Press, including the anthology ‘Blitzkrieg and Other Plays’.


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208 Pages
7.94in * 5.37in * .84in


March 31, 2006



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