May 19, 2020
The Entitled Interview: Bilal Baig on Getting Shook Up and Connecting with Language
In playwright Bilal Baig's newest work, Acha Bacha (forthcoming from Playwrights Canada), a queer Muslim man must reconcile two parts of his identity over the course of one life-changing day.Zaya is ...
December 10, 2019
"I Don't Think I've Quite Settled the Immigrant Identity in Me" Playwright Jeff Ho Untangles Family Dynamics in 'trace'
Toronto playwright Jeff Ho's newest work, trace (Playwrights Canada), follows the intergenerational thread of one Chinese-Canadian family, blending sorrow, humour, and plenty of old stories into a song ...
September 03, 2019
"Story is Story, No Matter the Medium" Playwright & Writing Teacher Diane Flacks on Finding "the Why" of Your Writing
Diane Flacks is no stranger to posing provocative questions in her work as a playwright. Her newest play, Unholy (Playwrights Canada Press), delves into a big one: Should women abandon religion? In ...
June 25, 2019
"A Title Will Often Jumpstart the Development Process of a Piece" Playwright Kat Sandler on Her Play BANG BANG, Titles, & More
Kat Sandler's newest play BANG BANG (Playwrights Canada Press), features not only a play within a play but a movie within in a play as well. When a playwright writes the story of a Black female cop ...
June 07, 2019
CBC Host Amanda Parris' New Play Celebrates Black Women Working for Change in a Biased Society
How do you change a society that seems stuck in its biases and ignorance? This is one of the urgent questions at the centre of CBC host Amanda Parris' powerful new play Other Side of the Game (Playwright ...
February 19, 2019
Behind the Scenes with Hannah Moscovitch: The Acclaimed Playwright on Bad Reviews, MFAs, & Awards
Over the past 15 years, the name Hannah Moscovitch has become synonymous the best, brightest, and boldest of young Canadian theatre. Her work has been produced around the world, with prizes adding up ...