Books tagged: Modern & Contemporary Plays (c 1900 Onwards)

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Beneath Springhill

By Beau Dixon

Beneath Springhill is the incredible story of Maurice Ruddick, "the singing miner," an African-Canadian who survived nine days underground during the historic Springhill mining disaster of 1958. This multi-award-winning chamber musical recalls the events during the disaster, ... Read more

Between Breaths

By Robert Chafe

Dr. Jon Lien is a risk-taker and respected researcher, working for over twenty years in the dangerous waters off Newfoundland to rescue massive humpback whales and save the fishing gear in which they’re trapped. With his head down in freezing waters and armed only with a snorkel ... Read more

Birds and the Bees, The

By Mark Crawford

This weekend may be the last-ever Turkey Days, but for these four characters, that isjust the beginning! Sarah, a turkey farmer, has just left her husband and moved back home to live with her mom Gail. Gail's a beekeeper and she has other things to worry about--like why her ... Read more

Bone Cage

By Catherine Banks

Jamie is twenty-two years old and works twelve-hour shifts operating a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured birds and animals and rescues those he can. Jamie's desire to escape this ... Read more

Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures

By Mark Crawford

Deep in Simon's basement, there is a secret world of imagination and adventure. When his new friend Abby comes over after school to work on a class assignment, Simon steers their work toward creating a play. ..but Simon's older brother, Zach, is having none of it. Zach's on ... Read more


By Yolanda Bonnell

bug is a solo performance and artistic ceremony that highlights the ongoing effects of colonialism and intergenerational trauma experienced by Indigenous women, as well as a testimony to the women's resilience and strength. The Girl traces her life from surviving the foster care ... Read more

Circle, The

By Geoffrey Simon Brown

It's a high-school garage party. Amanda is a genius. Ily is a drug dealer. Kit is a runaway. Mutt is a mess. Will is a shit disturber. Daniel doesn't know what he's doing there. Everyone's a bit too drunk and a bit too stoned and a bit uncomfortable in their own skin. It's an ... Read more

Controlled Damage

By Andrea Scott

Controlled Damage explores the life of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond and how her act of bravery in a Nova Scotia movie theatre in 1946 started a ripple effect that is still felt today. An ordinary woman forced to be extraordinary by an unyielding and racist world, ... Read more