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    Bears Matthew MacKenzie Canada, Christine Sokaymoh Frederick Canada
    9780369101068 Paperback DRAMA / Canadian Publication Date:June 10, 2020
    $17.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.4 in | 60 gr | 64 pages Carton Quantity:148 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      As the prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd has to get out of town fast. Pursued by the RCMP, he heads through the Rockies for Burnaby, BC, along the route of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. By the time he reaches the Pacific, Floyd has experienced changes: his gait widening, muscles bulging, sense of smell heightening…

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      A citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Matthew MacKenzie is a multi-award-winning playwright from amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Artistic Director of Punctuate! Theatre, Matthew is the founder and Artistic Associate with Pyretic Productions and Canadian Liaison of the Liberian Dance Troupe. Matthew has had nearly a dozen of his works produced across Turtle Island.



      Christine Sokaymoh Frederick is an urban Cree-Métis with decades of experience in multiple artistic disciplines. She is Executive Director and Producer of the Rubaboo Arts Festival and the Dreamspeakers International Film Festival, which celebrated their tenth and twenty-fifth anniversaries in 2019. She is the first Indigenous Associate Artist of the Citadel Theatre and first Indigenous board member of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and she sits on the national Canada 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair board. She’s attended the University of Alberta, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the University for Peace (Costa Rica). She is former Chair of the Edmonton Arts Council, former Vice Chair of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and has sat on the executive of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance. She served on the committees for the ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞, one of the first Indigenous Public Art Parks. She recently produced/performed in the double bill national tour of Bears and her own play Minosis Gathers Hope. She is the recipient of the 2007 Esquao Award in Arts, and the 2016 Edmonton Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Artistic Leadership.

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      Awards
      Carol Bolt Award 2018, Winner
      Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play 2018, Winner
      Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama 2020, Nominated
      Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play 2018, Winner
      Reviews

      Bears is inventive and daring theatre.”


      “It’s packed with the same adrenaline rush you’d get from a sprint. And like any run, Bears will leave you breathless.”


      “It’s a blend of chase story, identity search, ode to Indigenous spirituality, dark comedy, interdisciplinary spectacle, and eco-activist plea.”
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    Sound of the Beast Donna-Michelle St. Bernard Canada, Kern Albert Canada, Andy McKim Canada, Jivesh Parasram Canada
    9780369100764 Paperback DRAMA / Women Authors Publication Date:September 21, 2020
    $17.95 CAD 5.37 x 8.4 x 0.45 in | 210 gr | 160 pages Carton Quantity:68 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      "Compassion is good, but it’s just motivation. Cars need engines. Movements need mobilization."

      Through spoken word, storytelling and hip hop, acclaimed wordsmith Donna-Michelle St. Bernard illuminates racial discrimination, the suppression of expression and the trials of activism. Her experience as a Canadian emcee is woven through with allusion to Tunisian emcee Weld El 15’s unjust imprisonment for rhymes against a regime. This story creates a space to reflect on how we are connected to the systems that oppress us, and how we can empower each other to rise up.

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      Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, a.k.a. Belladonna the Blest, is an emcee, playwright, and agitator. Her main body of work, the 54ology, includes Cake, Sound of the Beast, A Man A Fish, Salome’s Clothes, Gas Girls, Give It Up, The Smell of Horses, and The First Stone. Works for young audiences include the META-nominated Reaching For Starlight, The Chariot, and Rabbit King of Kenya. Opera libretti include Forbidden (Afarin Mansouri/Tapestry Opera) and Oubliette (Ivan Barbotin/Tapestry Opera). She is co-editor with Yvette Nolan of the Playwrights Canada Press Refractions anthologies, and editor of Indian Act: Residential School Plays.



      Originally from Trinidad, Kern Albert sometimes reads books, sometimes writes things down, sometimes watches plays and most times sits in a corner and waits for something to happen. He likes doing all those things.

      Andy McKim focuses his professional life on developing, dramaturging, directing and producing new Canadian plays. He was recently Artistic Director of Theatre Passe Muraille (2007–2019), and was Associate Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre (1986–2007), where he created and programmed the Spring Arts Fair. Andy was President of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (2002–2005) and President of the Toronto Theatre Alliance (1997–1999). Among other awards, Andy has been recognized with the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Bra D’or Award (for playwright gender equity), the George Luscombe Mentorship Award and the Dora Mavor Moore Silver Ticket Award for Lifetime Achievement.



      Jivesh Parasram is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist of Indo Caribbean descent (Cairi/Trinidad & Tobago). Jivesh grew up in Mi’Kma’Ki (Nova Scotia) before moving to Tkaronto (Toronto). In 2009 he co-founded Pandemic Theatre, through which much of his work has been created, often in close collaboration with co-founder Tom Arthur Davis. He is a recipient of two Harold Awards for his service to the independent theatre community in Tkaronto, including the Ken McDougall Award. Jivesh won the 2018 Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and was a member of the second cohort of the Cultural Leaders Lab with the Toronto Arts Council and the Banff Centre. In 2018, Jivesh took on the position of artistic director for Rumble Theatre. He lives primarily in the unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC).

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Governor General's Literary Award 2020, Nominated
      Reviews
      “Unusual and disarming.”
      “Effective, disturbing, and enlightening.”
      “As poignant as it is playful. Utterly affecting.”
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    The Breathing Hole Colleen Murphy Canada, Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy Canada, Janet Tamalik McGrath Canada, Kenn Harper Canada
    9780369101105 Paperback DRAMA / Women Authors Publication Date:November 23, 2020
    $19.95 CAD 5.37 x 8.38 x 0.25 in | 500 gr | 336 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      Stories of the Canadian Arctic intersect in this epic five-hundred-year journey led by a one-eared polar bear.

      In 1535, Hummiktuq, an Inuk widow, has a strange dream about the future. The next day, she discovers a bear cub floating on ice near a breathing hole. Despite the concerns of her community, she adopts him and names him Angu’ruaq. In 1845, Angu’ruaq and his mate Ukuannuaq wander into a chance meeting between explorers from the Franklin Expedition and Inuit hunters. Later, when the explorers are starving, the bears meet them again. By 2035, entrepreneurs are assessing degrees of melting ice for future opportunities. Angu’ruaq encounters the passengers and crew of a luxury cruise ship as it slinks through the oily waters of the Northwest Passage.

      Humorous and dramatic, The Breathing Hole is a profound saga that traces the paths of colonialism and climate change to a deeply moving conclusion.

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      Born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and raised in Northern Ontario, Colleen Murphy won the 2016 and 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for English Language Drama for her plays Pig Girl and The December Man / L’homme de décembre respectively. Both plays were also awarded a Carol Bolt Award. Other plays included The Society For The Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius, Armstrong’s War, The Goodnight Bird, The Piper, and Beating Heart Cadaver, which was short-listed for a Governor General’s Literary Award. She is also a librettist—Fantasma for composer Ian Cusson, My Mouth On Your Heart for composer August Murphy-King, and Oksana G. for composer Aaron Gervais—and an award-winning filmmaker. She has been Writer-in-Residence at six universities and Playwright-in-Residence at two Canadian theatres as well as at Finborough Theatre in the UK.



      Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy has performed traditional Inuit drum dance and has worked as a choreographer for over twenty years. She studied ballet and was in the aboriginal modern dance core at the Banff Centre for the Arts with the Aboriginal Dance Project. In her choreography work, Siobhan melds traditional drum dancing with modern dance. She is a graduate of the University of Victoria where she earned her law degree in 2005. She has worked as a lawyer and also taught drum dancing to youth and children. Siobhan lives in Iqaluit and has three wonderful daughters and a stepson.



      Janet Tamalik McGrath grew up in Nattilik culture in the 1970s. Throughout her childhood and early teen years she lived on the land in the summers with Nattilingmiut families, becoming fluent in the dialect and familiar with traditional values and teachings. After high school she became a regional interpreter-translator for the Nattilik area, innovating on audio presentation modes, assisting in the documentation of Nattilik grammar, and supporting script and font amendments to reflect the dialect’s unique phonemes. Her M.A. thesis was conducted and documented in Nattilingmiut dialect (“Conversations with Nattilingmiut Elders on Conflict and Change: Naalattiarahuarnira” 2004). Currently she works as a language advocate and consultant for Nattilik communities, and was approached by Qaggiavuut Society for assistance with The Breathing Hole.



      Kenn Harper is a writer and historian who lived for fifty years in the Arctic. He is the author of Minik, the New York Eskimo (formerly Give Me My Father’s Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo); Thou Shalt Do No Murder: Inuit, Injustice, and the Canadian Arctic; and the series In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a Knight of the Order of Dannebrog (Denmark).

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      Awards
      Carol Bolt Award 2018, Nominated
      Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2018, Nominated
      Reviews
      “The play and production gently invite audiences to consider relations between native people, settlers and the natural world through perspectives that are novel—perhaps even a little revolutionary...”
      “What War Horse did for horses, this does for bears… The bear is, in all his charm and majesty and significance, a triumph for the author's ambition and imagination.”
      “We’re conscious that we are witnessing a work of epic proportions.”

      The Breathing Hole is an incredible piece of theatre that is both ground-breaking and deeply moving.”

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    It's All Tru Sky Gilbert Canada
    9780369100948 Paperback DRAMA / LGBTQ+ Publication Date:June 10, 2020
    $17.95 CAD 5.4 x 8.4 x 0.25 in | 130 gr | 96 pages Carton Quantity:70 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      “There used to be people dying and they didn’t know why and there was nothing anyone could do, but most of all—no one cared whether we lived or whether we died.”

      Love, sex, and pharmaceuticals are put to the test when a gay couple’s open relationship is threatened with dangerous consequences.

      Kurt, a silver fox dance instructor, and his young fiancé, Travis, have an arrangement: when one’s away, they’re allowed to stray . . . as long as they’re safe. One night, over a dinner conversation about wedding invitations, Travis admits that he had a fling with a man named Gideon whom he believes removed the condom during sex. He also reveals that he didn’t start taking the HIV preventative medication PrEP (Truvada)—as promised—putting himself and Kurt in danger of contracting HIV. When Gideon appears on their doorstep in the middle of the night, the threat against Kurt and Travis’s relationship is an alarming force to be reckoned with.

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      Sky Gilbert is a writer, theatre director, and drag queen extraordinaire. He was the founding artistic director (1979 to 1997) of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre—one of the world’s longest-running gay and lesbian theatres. There is a street in Toronto named after him—Sky Gilbert Lane (you can google it!). He has had more than forty plays produced and has written seven critically acclaimed novels and three poetry collections. He has received three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Pauline McGibbon Award, and the Silver Ticket Award. His latest novel, Sad Old Faggot (ECW Press), was critically acclaimed. His book Shakespeare Beyond Science: When Poetry was the World will be published by Guernica Editions in 2020. He lives in Hamilton.

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      “A heavy-hitting, hypothetical case study and modern parable showing how outdated HIV disclosure laws can ruin lives for no good reason and reinforce dangerous stigmas.”
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    9780369101020 Paperback DRAMA / Women Authors Publication Date:August 17, 2020
    $17.95 CAD 5.2 x 8.3 x 0.6 in | 220 gr | 160 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      What happens when a passion is turned into a means to survive?

      Sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë have always enjoyed writing and storytelling, but so far, it’s been for their own personal enjoyment. Now that their father is sick and their brother is an alcoholic, they have to be the ones to support the family. They’d rather focus on their careers than settling down with suitors anyway, so writing is what could save them. But is it also what could tear them apart? Jealousy, rivalry, and the strong need for self-expression threaten not only their livelihoods and relationships but also their confidence in creativity and what could be their legacy.

      Told over five days in the span of three years, the fascinating story of the Brontë sisters’ pioneering literary careers unfolds to show what it was like to be an ambitious woman in the 1800s, and how similar it looks to the struggles women still face today.

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      Jordi Mand is a Toronto-based playwright who writes for theatre, TV, and film. As a playwright, her work has been produced around the world, published, and translated into multiple languages. Some of her plays include Between the Sheets, Caught, and Brontë: The World Without. For TV, she was a writer on the hit CTV Canadian crime drama, Cardinal. She is a graduate of the CFC’s Bell Media Prime Time TV Program and NTS's Acting program.

      Her adaptation of Little Women will premiere in June 2022 at the Stratford Festival. She has plays in development with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. She is also the writer for the upcoming film adaptation of The Honey Farm and is developing a TV series with Alibi Entertainment.

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      “Jordi Mand is a gifted writer. In Brontë: The World Without, she not only creates the isolated, confined world in which the Brontë sisters lived and wrote, she also illuminates the mysterious, solitary world of the writer, the obsessive need to create with words. We read the works of the Brontë sisters with new insight and understanding of what it took to create those books because of Jordi Mand’s play.”


      “Mand unquestionably did a masterful and extensive job of research, unearthing intriguing aspects showcasing the Brontë women’s lives, examining the socio-economic constraints of the 19th century while dutifully reminding today’s audiences of just what brilliance existed within the walls of this rather bland little family home in Haworth in the west riding of Yorkshire."
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    Quick Bright Things Christina Cook Canada
    9780369100863 Paperback DRAMA / Canadian On Sale Date:May 13, 2020
    $17.95 CAD 5.38 x 8.38 x 0.36 in | 0.25 lb | 152 pages Carton Quantity:80 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      “Everyone hears voices. I’m treated like I’m broken for admitting it.”

      Can a weekend trip to visit family ever be smooth?

      Nick was hoping for a quick dinner at his brother Reid’s house when he stopped by with his seventeen-year-old adopted son, Gerome, on their way to meet Gerome’s birth mother. Gerome was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, and he wants to know more about his family history. Though Reid and his family wreak havoc with their well-meaning but misguided ideas about Gerome’s diagnosis, they manage to convince Nick and his son to stay the night, even after they find Gerome on the roof ready to demonstrate backflips. The dinner pit stop becomes a tense weekend-long event full of claims and questions as the family attempts to “un-crazy” Gerome, leading them all to a dangerous breaking point.

      With truth, humour, and pathos, Quick Bright Things explores a family’s struggle with understanding mental health, their ways of expressing love, and what it ultimately means to be “okay.”

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      Christopher Cook is a queer theatre artist and therapist living, creating, and playing in Vancouver. His writing credits include The Better Parts of Mourning, Strip, Gerty—Live! In Concert!, and Quick Bright Things. As a therapist, he specializes in counselling members of the queer and trans communities. As a clinician–researcher, his research focuses on exploring the therapeutic significance of artmaking and creativity. Whether through therapy or theatre, his goal is to engage your head, heart, and body.


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        • This play took Christopher ten years to write.
        • Christopher wanted to examine the power of the words we use, between stigmatization of “mental illness” and the uses of words such as “crazy.”
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Governor General's Literary Award 2020, Nominated
      Reviews
      “Funny and disturbing.”
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    Acha Bacha Bilal Baig Canada, Kama La Mackerel Canada
    9780369100900 Paperback DRAMA / LGBTQ+ Publication Date:August 17, 2020
    $17.95 CAD 5.2 x 8.3 x 0.2 in | 140 gr | 104 pages Carton Quantity:70 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      For years, Zaya has delicately balanced his relationship with his Muslim faith and queer identity by keeping his genderqueer lover and manipulative mother apart. But when his mother ends up in the hospital on the same day his partner is leaving for pilgrimage, Zaya’s worlds come crashing in on each other, opening a space for traumatic memories to resurface.

      Acha Bacha boldly explores the intersections between queerness, gender identity and Islamic culture in the Pakistani diaspora. It’s about the way we love, the way we are loved and what it takes to truly accept love.

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      Bilal Baig (they/them) is a queer, trans-feminine, Muslim playwright, performer, and workshop facilitator. Bilal’s first play, Acha Bacha, had its world premiere in 2018 and has been published by Playwrights Canada Press. Other written work in development includes Kainchee Lagaa, Kitne Saare Laloo Yahan Pey Hain, and I want that free mind! Bilal is a core team member at non-profits such as Story Planet and Rivers of Hope, where they develop and facilitate workshops for youth in under-resourced neighbourhoods in Toronto focused on creative writing and literacy (Story Planet) and combatting Islamophobia through the arts (Rivers of Hope). Bilal has been the Playwrights Unit Facilitator for the Paprika Festival since 2019. Bilal is the lead and co-creator of the CBC/HBO Max/Sienna Films series Sort Of.



      Kama La Mackerel is a Montreal-based Mauritian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist, educator, community-arts facilitator and literary translator who works within and across performance, photography, installations, textiles, digital art and literature. Their art practice is intertextual and intertextural. They have exhibited and performed their work internationally and their writing in English, French and Kreol has appeared in publications both online and in print. Their debut poetry collection ZOM-FAM was published by Metonymy Press in 2020.

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      Awards
      Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers 2022, Short-listed
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    Bar Mitzvah Boy Mark Leiren-Young Canada
    9780369100689 Paperback DRAMA / Canadian Publication Date:May 20, 2020
    $17.95 CAD 5.37 x 8.38 x 0.25 in | 130 gr | 96 pages Carton Quantity:70 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      Joey Brant needs to have a bar mitzvah immediately. Like, next Tuesday. Except he’s not thirteen, the usual age for the Jewish milestone. He’s in his sixties. A task he thinks he could quickly cross off his to-do list becomes a deep immersion into the faith he no longer follows when he meets Rabbi Michael Levitz-Sharon.

      Michael’s personal life is hanging together by a thread. Her preteen daughter is being treated for cancer, which has put a strain on her marriage and her beliefs. Between her duties as rabbi, mother, and wife, she doesn’t have much time or energy to spare. So, when she finds Joey in her office on Shabbat asking for immediate help, she refuses.

      Eventually Joey wins Michael over and they embark on a crash bar mitzvah course, leading the two into a series of reflections on their own faith and family. Through the genuine connection established between Joey and Michael, this sentimental dramedy will charm anyone who has ever questioned why bad things happen to good people.

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      Mark Leiren-Young has written over two dozen plays, including dramas, comedies, musicals, revues and theatre for young audiences. His play Shylock has been produced around the world since debuting at Bard on the Beach in Vancouver in 1996. The Czech production of the play ran for three years in Prague and was broadcast as a television special in 2019. He won the 2009 Leacock Medal for Humour for his bestselling memoir Never Shoot a Stampede Queen. He lives in Victoria, BC. You can find out more about Mark at leiren-young.com.

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      Awards
      Jewish Playwriting Prize from the Jewish Plays Project 2017, Winner
      Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour 2021, Long-listed
      Reviews
      "A gentle, bittersweet comedy."


      "This is a well-thought-out play… [Leiren-Young] knows how to grab an audience’s attention immediately and just the right moment to surprise you with a sudden plot twist… Bar Mitzvah Boy is terrific from start to finish."

      "Truly a subtle and intelligent (actually exquisite) presentation of how two individuals deal with timeless and complex issues that we all deal with in some way or another — What part does faith and ritual play in me being a Jew? What roles will community and synagogue life play over the course of my life? Oy vey!"

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    9780369100825 Paperback DRAMA / LGBTQ+ Publication Date:May 20, 2020
    $17.95 CAD 5.4 x 8.4 x 0.25 in | 150 gr | 112 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      Can a lesbian couple find Mr. Right?

      Helen and Paige really want a baby. Maybe even two. They’ve decided they want to use a sperm donor, but because of Paige’s own upbringing as an adopted child they want the donor to at least be known to the child. This challenge makes the normally anonymous favour even harder and more intimate than they expected. And then there are the options for donors. Through the fast-paced “dating” of several candidates, all of whom come with their own warning labels, Helen and Paige’s relationship is strained to a point where they must remember why they set out on this journey together in the first place.

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      Natalie Meisner (www.nataliemeisner.com) is a playwright, an award-winning multi-genre author, and the fifth Poet Laureate of Calgary. Baddie One Shoe is a collection of odes to renegade women who fight the powers that be with laughter. Boom Baby won both the Alberta and the Canadian National Playwriting Awards. Speed Dating for Sperm Donors was a hit at Lunchbox and Neptune Theatre. Double Pregnant (Fernwood) topped non-fiction lists, and her first book for kids, My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother & Me is about a two-mom biracial family finding community. Meisner is a wife, a mom to two great boys, and a professor in the Department of English at Mount Royal University. 


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    Amaryllis & Little Witch Pascal Brullemans Canada, Alexis Diamond Canada
    9780369101143 Paperback DRAMA / Canadian Publication Date:July 15, 2020
    $19.95 CAD 5.1 x 7.6 x 0.5 in | 160 gr | 136 pages Carton Quantity:80 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      In these dark fairy tales, two girls face danger while grieving loved ones, and learn some hard truths about growing up along the way. Imaginative and curious, these fables illustrate adventures for children who have to make big choices.

      In Amaryllis, a preteen goes missing on her birthday. Amaryllis heads out with her sister Fey’s ashes, determined to scatter the remains and set Fey free. But when she discovers that Fey is stuck between life and death, she realizes she has to join Fey on a trek to the Land of the Dead.

      In Little Witch, a sickly mother and her daughter live in the deep, dark wood. One day, Big Witch finds an ogre caught in a trap. They make a deal: in return for saving him, the ogre agrees to take care of Little Witch once Big Witch has passed. Soon, the little girl finds herself in the ogre’s home, frightened and alone except for her pet cat. But when a Hunter Boy gets caught by the ogre, Little Witch must make a choice: save herself, save the boy, or choose another path . . .

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      Pascal Brullemans got into the National Theatre School to woo a girl, only to discover that he actually had talent; his first play was directed by Wajdi Mouawad. After a foray into writing for young audiences with L’armoire, Pascal reached out to teens with his plays Isberg and Monstres. Amaryllis took top honours at Lyon Playwrights’ Days and won the Louise-LaHaye Award for Young Audiences in 2013. He lives in Montréal.



      Alexis Diamond is a theatre artist, opera and musical librettist, translator, and theatre curator working on both sides of Montréal’s linguistic divide. Her award-winning works have been presented across Canada, the US, and Europe. Her translation of Pascal Brullemans’ plays for young audiences, Amaryllis and Little Witch (Playwrights Canada Press) was a finalist for the 2020 Governor General’s Award. In 2018, Alexis began a collaboration with Erin Hurley and Emma Tibaldo researching the history of English-language theatre in Québec. Alexis is the Anglo-Canadian theatre curator for the famed Festival du Jamais Lu; she presented the mostly French-language Faux-amis with co-author Hubert Lemire for the festival in 2019 and has continued to work on it with Hubert at the 2021 Banff Playwrights Lab. Upcoming tours of her theatre translations include The Problem with Pink by Érika Tremblay-Roy and Pascal Brullemans’s The Nonexistent. She is currently working on translating Alexia Bürger's Les Hardings and Marie-Hélène Larose-Truchon's Un oiseau m'attend. She lives in Montréal.

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      Awards
      Governor General's Literary Award 2020, Nominated
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