Canada On Stage

Looking for a Canadian play to produce, read, study? Canada On Stage: Scenes and Monologues provides an overview of contemporary Canadian theatre for just about any occasion. Just as in the ideal library/bookstore you would browse through the shelves until you found a play that perks your interest, meets your situation or fulfills your practical requirements, we hope you browse through these “shelves”, find the scene just right for you and then borrow or buy the full text of the play. There is no substitute for, and great pleasure to be had from, reading the full play.

Canada On Stage: Scenes and Monologues is drawn from around 50 plays produced in the past ten years. There is a significant flourishing of an exhilarating diversity of aesthetics, styles, techniques, themes, voices and vocabularies. We hope that this diversity will give you an opportunity to find that specific play that expands and gives expression to your vision and your needs.


Iris Turcott

Iris Turcott is a dramaturge, director, and actor. She was also co-founder and co-artistic director of Playbill Theatre. She spent fourteen years as company dramaturge at the Canadian Stage Company. Iris has worked with playwrights from coast to coast including Adam Pettle, Joan MacLeod, Michel Marc Bouchard, Brad Fraser, Judith Thompson, Sunil Kuruvilla, and Tomson Highway. She has been involved in a number of international co-commissions including the Royal Exchange in Manchester, the Melbourne Festival, and the Abbey Theatre. She is also the dramaturge for Ronnie Burkett’s internationally acclaimed Theatre of Marionettes. Iris is active in arts education and is involved in a number of aspects of publishing. She has served on the board of directors for the LMDA (Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas) and is currently the company dramaturg at Factory Theatre.


Keith Turnbull

Keith Turnbull served as the artistic director of Theatre Arts programs at the Banff Centre for the Arts from 1993-1999 and was also the codirector of the Banff playRites Colony and director of the Contemporary Opera and Song Training Program from 1997-2000. His career as a director, producer, designer and dramaturge is highlighted by a commitment to contemporary and new work in both theatre and opera. In addition, Turnbull has a particular interest in the pedagogy, performance practice and interpretation of the works of Shakespeare and of other language-based texts. He has directed over seventy plays at various theatres throughout the world. Turnbull also founded a First Nations theatre company from which emerged many of Canada’s most noted Native performers. He was the founding co-artistic director of the Toronto Theatre Festival, the president of the Toronto Theatre Alliance as well as a board member of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. He has taught at the University of Manitoba, the National Theatre School, the University of Calgary and the Banff Centre for the Arts.


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248 Pages
8.00in * 5.49in * .57in


May 01, 2006



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