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The Valley

by Joan MacLeod Talonbooks (July 01, 2014)

Eighteen-year-old Connor, an aspiring author whose fantastical stories foretell his growing struggle with depression, can’t wait to be free of his adverb-wielding, solve-it-all mother, Sharon. But six weeks...

God and the Indian

by Drew Hayden Taylor Talonbooks (April 21, 2014)

While panhandling outside a coffee shop, Johnny, a Cree woman who lives on the streets, is shocked to recognize a face from her childhood, which was spent in a residential school. Desperate to hear the man acknowledge...

My TWP Plays: A Collection Including Ten Lost Years

by Jack Winter & Bruce Barton Talonbooks (January 20, 2014)

The first anthology of plays by one of the central figures of Toronto's left-wing theater collective TWP.

Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings

by Marcus Youssef, Guillermo Verdecchia & Camyar Chai Talonbooks (January 17, 2014)

A satirical take on the "Age of Terrorism," from the perspectives of both Western governments and those accused.

The (Post) Mistress

by Tomson Highway Talonbooks (November 04, 2013)

First new play in six years from Canada's most famous First Nations playwright. This latest play is a riveting musical.

Fronteras Americanas: American Borders

by Guillermo Verdecchia Talonbooks (November 15, 2013)

Plays with caricatures in reverse by making “gringos” and "WASPs", rather than Latin Americans, the objects of ridicule.

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand & John Murrell Talonbooks (October 15, 2013)

Immanently readable and stageable prose translation of the epic tale. Cast of 5 women and 12 men, plus minor characters.

The Trespassers

by Morris Panych Talonbooks (April 16, 2013)

A mysterious murder tests fifteen year-old Lowell’s skills at shaping the truth. Cast of 3 men and 2 women.

The Refugee Hotel

by Carmen Aguirre Talonbooks (May 01, 2013)

Dark comedy about Chilean refugees who arrive in Vancouver in 1974 after Pinochet’s coup. Cast of 12 men and women.

Paradise Garden

by Lucia Frangione Talonbooks (April 30, 2013)

The family estate has been subdivided, the garden has gone wild, and the heirs must plant new seeds of love…

The Driving Force

by Michel Tremblay & Linda Gaboriau Talonbooks (April 25, 2013)

The stormy relationship between Claude and his father Alex displays cruel irony on an Alzheimer’s ward. Cast of 2 men.

In Absentia

by Morris Panych Talonbooks (January 29, 2013)

A riveting mystery and moving story of vanished love brought to light by Panych’s illustrious sense of humour.


by Annabel Soutar Talonbooks (January 04, 2013)

Seeds presents an intelligent portrait of farming and scientific communities in conflict while penetrating the complex science of GM crops.

Billy Bishop Goes to War

by John Gray & Eric Peterson Talonbooks (January 04, 2013)

New edition includes the bestselling original musical play plus the acclaimed, revised version that depicts celebrated WWI hero Billy Bishop.

Bolsheviki: A Dead Serious Comedy

by David Fennario Talonbooks (December 18, 2012)

This cutting-edge drama by notorious "socialist," anti-war playwright David Fennario debunks every sentimental notion of duty, heroism, and warfare.

The Book of Esther

by Leanna Brodie Talonbooks (December 18, 2012)

Acclaimed playwright/actor Leanna Brodie's heartwarming coming-of-age—and coming-out—drama about a fifteen-year-old runaway from a conservative, Christian rural community.


by Wendy Lill Talonbooks (January 13, 2013)

This compelling drama explores the ethical controversy and public policy surrounding reproductive technologies. Cast of 2 women and 5 men.

The Madonna Painter

by Michel Marc Bouchard & Linda Gaboriau Talonbooks (April 10, 2013)

A young priest commissions a wandering painter to decorate the local church with a fresco dedicated to the Virgin Mary.


by Morris Panych Talonbooks (April 10, 2013)

Upon graduation from an educational institution that provides free room and board and is dedicated to freshman tutorials in applied criminology conducted by its post-graduate students, Gordon aims to build an...

With Bated Breath

by Bryden MacDonald Talonbooks (April 10, 2013)

Willy, a troubled gay kid, flees Cape Breton Island for Montreal’s red-light district. Cast of 3 men and 3 women.

Abraham Lincoln Goes to the Theatre

by Larry Tremblay & Chantal Bilodeau Talonbooks (April 10, 2013)

A feared but much-admired director hires two actors to re-enact the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Cast of 3 men.

Unity (1918)

by Kevin Kerr Talonbooks (April 10, 2013)

In 1918, the dreaded "Spanish” flu fills the town of Unity with paranoia. Cast of 6 women and 3 men.

Blue Box

by Carmen Aguirre Talonbooks (March 01, 2013)

A former Chilean revolutionary's one-woman dark comedy about unconditional love and the tension between revolutionary love and love for oneself.

Leave of Absence

by Lucia Frangione Talonbooks (March 01, 2013)

A fourteen-year-old Catholic high school student experiences increasingly erotic feelings towards her best friend.


by Morris Panych Talonbooks (April 10, 2013)

A man returns after thirty years to sit with a relative on her deathbed. Kemp’s problem is: she’s not dying fast enough. Through Kemp’s own errors and inattentiveness, the visit that he thinks will take...

Tom at the Farm

by Michel Marc Bouchard & Linda Gaboriau Talonbooks (March 29, 2013)

Tom confronts the family of his deceased lover and discovers what led the man to a life of shadows.

King of Thieves

by George F. Walker Talonbooks (March 29, 2013)

Slink through 1920s NYC with master criminals and corrupt bankers. Cast of 13 men and 5 women.


by Kevin Kerr Talonbooks (March 31, 2013)

Having grown apart after a traumatic moment in their youth, two brothers reconnect to fulfill a lifelong ambition to skydive.

Burning Vision

by Marie Clements Talonbooks (March 20, 2013)

Miners, people of Hiroshima, and others labour under the false sun of uranium. Cast of 5 women and 12 men.


by George F. Walker Talonbooks (March 20, 2013)

Recognizable characters play out their coincidental relationships in a city park. Cast of 2 women and 4 men.

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

by Drew Hayden Taylor Talonbooks (March 15, 2013)

The emotional struggle of an adopted Native woman to acknowledge her birth family. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


by Daniel MacIvor & Daniel Brooks Talonbooks (April 20, 2013)

Through this dazzling one-man show we understand that everyone’s story inevitably reflects the preconceptions they bring to its telling.

Belles Soeurs, Les

by Michel Tremblay Talonbooks (March 25, 2013)

A housewife wins a million trading-stamps and invites her friends over to paste them into books. Cast of 15 women.


by Larry Tremblay & Linda Gaboriau Talonbooks (February 28, 2013)

Three tales spin a web of suspense, impending violence and tragedy that haunt the sleek façade of a city.

The Unnatural and Accidental Women

by Marie Clements Talonbooks (July 25, 2012)

Surrealist dramatization of a notorious case involving mysterious deaths on Vancouver’s Skid Row. Cast of 11 women and 2 men.

Where the Blood Mixes

Governor General's Award for Drama 2009

by Kevin Loring Talonbooks (July 19, 2012)

Irreverently funny and brutally honest Governor General's Award-winning play about loss and redemption. Cast of 2 women and 4 men.

Tombs of the Vanishing Indian

by Marie Clements Talonbooks (August 17, 2012)

Marie Clements' powerful multimedia dramas address difficult Aboriginal issues with sharp insight and critique.

In Piazza San Domenico

by Steve Galluccio Talonbooks (August 17, 2012)

Move over Mamma Mia, here is a delightful, erudite comedy that will take people back to an era of innocence.

7 Stories

by Morris Panych Talonbooks (September 10, 2012)

A man’s contemplation of suicide leads to a charming and surprising ending. Cast of 2 women and 3 men.

The Watershed

by Annabel Soutar Talonbooks (June 15, 2016)

How much do we value clean water? Enough to stop our industrialized way of life from degrading it? The documentary play The Watershed follows an artist and her family in the struggle to chart a sustainable course...

Inside the Seed

by Jason Patrick Rothery Talonbooks (April 25, 2016)

Winner of the 2015 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script, Inside the Seed is a contemporary version of Oedipus Rex reimagined as a darkly comic political thriller.

Mirroring controversial real-life...


by Morris Panych Talonbooks (April 25, 2016)

Music has long been considered beneficial in enhancing cognitive skills, and some have even suggested that music constitutes its own category of brain function; that it is, in fact, a separate and distinct type...

We the Family

by George F. Walker Talonbooks (April 18, 2016)

Canada’s master playwright applies his trademark black humour and incredibly crisp dialogue to the family and multiculturalism. We the Family follows the ripple effects within two culturally and racially divergent...

The Divine

by Michel Marc Bouchard & Linda Gaboriau Talonbooks (October 05, 2015)

Quebec City, 1908. Two priests-to-be are ordered to deliver a letter to a controversial visitor to their city: the legendary French actress, Sarah Bernhardt.']

As part of her long career, Bernhardt – known...


by Chantal Bilodeau & Megan Sandberg-Zakian Talonbooks (November 16, 2015)

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...

Moss Park and Tough!

by George F. Walker Talonbooks (November 16, 2015)

George F. Walker has been one of Canada’s most prolific and popular playwrights since his career in theatre began in the early 1970s. Since that time, he has written more than twenty plays and has created...

Cerulean Blue

by Drew Hayden Taylor Talonbooks (October 19, 2015)

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...


by Marcus Youssef & Dennis Foon Talonbooks (October 19, 2015)

Like many outgoing young women, Fatima feels rebellious against parents she sees as strict. It just so happens that she is Egyptian-born and wears a hijab. When anti-Muslim graffiti appears on the walls of her...

Dead Metaphor

by George F. Walker Talonbooks (September 07, 2015)

Canada’s top playwright sears the page with three new darkly comic plays that denounce political culture, individualism, and the accompanying moral depravity. The title play, Dead Metaphor, examines the collision...

Toronto, Mississippi

by Joan MacLeod Talonbooks (February 12, 2016)

Drawing from MacLeod’s experience working with mentally handicapped adults and children, this play celebrates the personal challenges of both self-destruction and self-affirmation so vital to the process of...