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Articles of Faith: The Battle of St. Alban’s by Mark Leiren-Young

Articles of Faith: The Battle of St. Alban's

By Mark Leiren-Young

Articles of Faith is a play designed to promote understanding of the controversial subject of the blessing of same-sex unions. The play is based on a series of interviews conducted by the author in a Pacific Northwest community where the issue of formal condoning and blessing of same-sex unions divided and eventually split an Anglican parish.

Brave New Play Rites edited by Bryan Wade

Brave New Play Rites: Highlights plays from UBC's Creative Writing Department

By Bryan Wade

Brave New Play Rites presents twenty years of original and startling theatre from Canada’s best young writers. The book is a collection of short one-act plays written by students in the Creative Writing Program at UBC and produced at the annual festival, Brave New Play Rites, for public performances.

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Fragments from the Big Piece by Brian Kaufman

Fragments from the Big Piece: A Play

By Brian Kaufman

Fragments from the Big Piece is a non-linear, stylized play inspired by “eastern bloc” film noir. While exploring the dark underbelly of the drug trade, the play simultaneously tells the story of a man and a woman’s crumbling relationship.

Cover of Mutant Sex Party & Other Plays

Mutant Sex Party & Other Plays

By Ed Macdonald

In Mutant Sex Party & Other Plays, Ed Macdonald eviscerates the high and the mighty, the hypocritical, and those who abuse power in late-Capitalism America.

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Red Mango by Charles Tidler

Red Mango: A Blues Monologue

By Charles Tidler

Red Mango is a one-man play about a “single celibate sensualist” who constantly thinks about women—though not for sex, but for sweaty joy and sensual contact on the booming dance floors of Victoria’s blues clubs.

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