Women Authors

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'da Kink in my hair

By Trey Anthony
Foreword by Djanet Sears

Set in a West Indian hair salon in Toronto, da Kink in my hair gives voice to a group of women who tell us their unforgettable, moving, and often hilarious stories. Mixing laughter and tears—and told in words, music, and dance—the stories explore the hardship, struggles, ... Read more

6 Essential Questions

By Priscila Uppal

6 Essential Questions tells the story of Renata as she travels to Brazil to reunite with the mother who abandoned her when she was just five years old. In Rio, Renata discovers more than she bargained for in her quest to uncover the truth of who abandoned whom. She is continually ... Read more

7th Cousins

By Erin Brubacher & Christine Brubaker

From July 7th to August 6th, 2015, we walked 700 kilometres, from Pennsylvania to Ontario. A stranger asked if we were walking to learn how to work and be together. This was certainly part of it.

In July 2015, Erin Brubacher and Christine Brubaker, two politically left, secular, ... Read more

A Certain William

Edited by Leanore Lieblein

A collection of plays in English translation by some of Francophone Canada's most distinguished playwrights, chronicling their fraught and changing relationship with Shakespeare, these plays emerge from a context in which language is tied to both personal and political identity. ... Read more

A Man A Fish

By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Prosper is a fisherman trying to get by in the face of everyday problems: there’s the spectre of the baby his wife desires, the ghost of his dead mistress, his wife’s secret admirer, and the overwhelming lure of the village bar. When a slippery eel salesman arrives in town ... Read more

Age of Arousal

By Linda Griffiths

It's a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It's 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women ... Read more

An Almost Perfect Thing

By Nicole Moeller

Greg is a once-respected journalist searching for a high-profile story that will help revive his career. Chloe is the missing girl he wrote about six years earlier who has just returned home to a world she no longer recognizes. Instead of leading police to her captor, Chloe ... Read more

Andy's Gone

By Marie-Claude Verdier
Translated by Alexis Diamond

What stories do we tell ourselves to keep our walls up and our privilege intact? What is the cost of revolution?

In this contemporary retelling of Antigone, denial of what rages outside of a city’s perimeter comes to a head when a young princess named Alison tries to expose ... Read more

Animals

By Karen Hines

‘I used to want a black enamel farmhouse sink. Now, I just want shelter. ’

From acclaimed playwright Karen Hines come two darkly comic meditations on security, safety, and shelter.

Crawlspace is a comic, Kafkaesque monologue about the darker side of home ownership that moves ... Read more

Annie Mae's Movement

By Yvette Nolan

Dying under mysterious circumstances, it is still unclear what really happened to Anna Mae back in the late 70s. Instead of recounting cold facts, this play looks for the truth in examining the life and death of this remarkable Aboriginal woman; that we cannot know the consequences ... Read more