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Tough Case

“Tough Case is both immensely entertaining and starkly revealing about contemporary youth justice problems and how they can be resolved with the aid of restorative justice. Don’t miss it!”
– Prof. Bruce Archibald, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Tough Case is a gritty, fast moving fifty-two minute drama that shows a crime being resolved through restorative justice. Described as “a courtroom drama without the courtroom, the play engages an audience from the first line – and never lets go.” READ MORE

One act drama.

Nominated for the 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production (TYA).

Double Trouble

 Double Trouble is the first English language dramatization of the classic children’s novel Lottie and Lisa by the world famous German novelist Erich Kästner. Millions of people will recognize the story from the two iconic Walt Disney movies called The Parent Trap.

One act play with music. READ MORE

The FanThe Fan

“Sparkling, vigorous … a cuttingly funny story of love and jealousy.”
-The Ottawa Citizen

A boisterous and lusty production that captures the sweat, heartache, and magic of village life. READ MORE

One act comedy.

Winner of the Rideau Award for Best Adaptation (David S. Craig).

The Neverending Story

“Neverending Thrills”
-John Colburn, 4 ½/ 5 FULL REVIEW

The Neverending Story is a thrilling, epic adventure, in the spirit of The Lord of the Rings, which reveals, and revels in, the glory and wonder of imagination. A young boy named Bastian seeks refuge from reality in the pages of a strange book. READ MORE

Full length adventure for families.

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM DRAMATIC PUBLISHING.

SmokescreenSmokescreen

“Raw, gritty and real, Smokescreen provides a thought provoking look inside one of today’s hottest hot topics. Honest, funny and sometimes shockingly blunt, this show is a great show for anyone who ever used, refused, thought about or been touched by marijuana.”
-Laura Ruddock, Winnipeg SUN

Smokescreen is not a subject or an issue play. It is not trying to change anyone. It is an exploration of political and personal values and a vivid portrayal of truth and denial in the relationship between a father and a son with marijuana use as a backdrop. READ MORE

One act drama.

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA, AND IN AN ANTHOLOGY FROM PLAYWRIGHTS CANADA PRESS.

Having Hope at Home

“A very funny and deeply touching play.”
– Robin Pittis – View Magazine, Hamilton

What could be more stressful than hosting Christmas dinner for your judgmental parents? How about doing it while you’re in labour? Carolyn’s got one evening to make dinner, get married, make peace with her parents, and deliver a baby. What could possibly go wrong? READ MORE

Full length comedy.

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYWRIGHTS CANADA PRESS.

Danny, King of the BasementDanny, King of the Basement

Danny, King of the Basement is everything that you want a show for young audiences to be.”
-Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

A heart warming story about a 10-year-old boy who creates an imaginary world to deal with the instability and hardship of his daily life. READ MORE

One act play for young audiences.

Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production (TYA).
Winner of the Canada Council Prize for Outstanding Production.

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA and  PLAYWRIGHTS CANADA PRESS.

Rocket and the Queen of Dreams

“…you’ve probably never seen anything as extravagant and surprising as the imagery in Rocket and the Queen of Dreams.”
-Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

One act play for young audiences with shadow puppets.

Nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production. READ MORE

Dancing on the Edge

This play traces a thirty year marriage in four acts using social dance (waltz, tango etc.) as the linking device. Commissioned by the United Church of Canada. Characters: 1M/1F.

Full length comedy.

The First Christmas

This play, based on the award-winning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio broadcast, is a re-telling of the Joseph and Mary story. This stage version was commissioned by the University of Lethbridge. Characters: 6M/3F.

Full length drama.

Winner of the Writers Guild of Canada Top Ten Award.

Health Class
(written with Robert Morgan)

“Pure education and entertainment.”
– Winnipeg Free Press

Produced as both a one-act and full-length comedy.

Two dedicated high school teachers take on the dreaded task of health class, and come to surprising and at times conflicting conclusions about life – and sex. Characters: 2M. READ MORE

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA.

Dib and Dob and the Journey Home
(written with Robert Morgan)

“…a delightful piece of theatre for young audiences that reminds us all just how exciting the theatrical voyage can be for any age.”
-John Coulbourn – Toronto Sun

One act play for families.

Dib and Dob are two brothers who have been searching for home their whole lives. Always together, they have developed a form of ‘twinspeak’ that is both comic and touching. Characters: 2M. READ MORE

Napalm the Magnificent

“Wildly Funny! Tells the truth with a vengence!”
– NOW Magazine

Full length comedy/drama.

A play about truth, chaos, and a bad attitude. Characters: 1M. READ MORE

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA, AND IN AN ANTHOLOGY FROM PLAYWRIGHTS CANADA PRESS

The Book of Miracles (the Heroes of Haven)
(written with Robert Morgan)

“…imaginative, entertaining and captivating fantasy adventure.”
– The Winnipeg Sun

One act play for young audiences.

On the darkest night of the year, at the moment of the lunar eclipse, a young girl is to be initiated as an adult magician. Several characters originally performed by two actors. READ MORE

Fires in the Night

“Fires in the Night is an impressive work. It pays tribute to a piece of local history that deserves attention.”
–Rob Bundy, Goderich Single Star

Full length drama.

Based on the true story of Fred and Cela Sloman, who worked and lived on a CPR trail car and for thirty-nine years taught children in remote Northern Ontario communities. Characters: 3M/3F, plus children.

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA.

Head a Tête
(written with Robert Morgan)

“Head a Tête is an inspiring production with a universal message that resounds for all of us.”
– Mooney on Theatre

One act play for family audiences.

Two men living in a cold and barren land find shelter beside a wonderful tree which gives them warmth, food, and shelter. They discover that they speak different languages and must work to overcome their differences. Characters: 2M. READ MORE

Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production.

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA.

Booster McCrane, P.M.

A comedy in the style of “Mr Smith Goes to Washington,” Booster McCrane, P.M. is the story of an inexperienced small town lawyer who is elected Prime Minister. He comes to Ottawa with Crystal Wildrose, his childhood sweetheart, and Chief Joe White Eagle his best friend and closest advisor. He discovers that the country is controlled and infiltrated by foreign interests. The only solution is war.

Full length comedy.

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA.

The Dreamburger Dilemma

Private detective Fresh Daily tracks down the evil Count Dreamburger, and in the process discovers the rules of good nutrition. Characters: 1M/1F.

One act play for young audiences.

All for Beaver Hats!

“A faced paced, funny and colorful voyage through the history of the Canadian fur trade”
– Bruce Bailey, The Montreal Gazette

One act play for young audiences.

Three hundred years of Canadian history hilariously told in forty-five minutes. From Samuel de Champlain, Radisson and Groseilliers, King Charles, the fall of Quebec and George Simpson. Characters: 2M/1F.

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA.

One Heart at a Time

(Written with Robert Morgan)

Commissioned by the Toronto L’Arche Community, to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

In a world that often sees people with intellectual disabilities as less than whole, L’Arche celebrates their creativity, transparency and great capacity for joy as important gifts to be shared.

Performed by several participants.

Playing in the Park on a P.D. Day

Three young children explore their understanding of gender and race as they play in a park supervised by a harried dad. Characters: 2M/2F.

One act play for young audiences.

Amy and the Trunkman

(Written with Jerry Silverberg)

“Solid family entertainment that is stylish, imaginative and fun.”
— The Victoria News

One act play for young audiences.

A lonely girl meets an eccentric man who lives in a junk yard and together they create and imaginary world. Characters: 1M/2F.

The Railroad Story

The building of the Trans Canada Railroad is told through the lives of historic characters: famous, infamous, and imaginary. Characters: 2M/1F.

One act play for young audiences.

Cue for Treason

Adapted from the novel by Geoffrey Trease. Kit and Peter join a troupe of Elizabethan actors. They uncover a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I, and it’s up to them to save her. Performed by a large cast.

Full length play for family audiences.

THIS PLAY IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA.

The Day They Tried to Dance the Classics

A group of dancers struggle to find a relevant voice for their art. Characters: performed by 6 dancers.

One act dance-drama for young audiences.

Morgan’s Journey

(Written with Robert Morgan)

“a perfect gift of a show…”
— The Edinborough Scotsman

One act play for young audiences.

From the moment of his birth we follow Morgan the Clown on a journey of self-discovery. Through a common yet hurtful experience of conflict, Morgan learns a valuable and moving lesson about love and the true meaning of friendship.
Characters:  1M.

Winner of the Chalmers Award for Outstanding Play.

Journey from A.M.U

(Written with Marsha Barber)

Commissioned by the Toronto special committee on child abuse, this play tells the story of Merlana’s discovery of the different kinds of touch Characters: 2M/2F.

One act play for young audiences.

Nominated for the Chalmers New Play Award.

The Great Canadian Energy Show

Two actors playing multiple roles trace the history of energy in Canada. Characters: 2M

One act play for young audiences.

The Clown Who Laughed

“The jumpy grace of a Red Skelton.”
– Jay Scott, Globe and Mail

One act play for young audiences.

A baby clown is born and learns to talk and then walk before discovering and overcoming the monster under his bed. Characters: 1 Performer.