Friday, 15 December 2017

Holiday Office Closure

Playwrights Canada Press will be closed for the holidays starting Monday, December 18 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2.

Any orders placed through our website during this time will be shipped when the office reopens.

Happy holidays, and we look forward to sharing more books with you in 2018!

Friday, 1 December 2017

Friday, 17 November 2017

Coming up

We have two more launches coming up this fall, and we'd love to see you there!

On Saturday, November 25, Keith Barker and Tara Beagan will celebrate the release of their books (This Is How We Got Here and In Spirit, respectively) during the Weesageechak Begins to Dance 30 festival. Click here for more information.

On Saturday, December 2, a big party will be held at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for Moynan King's Queer/Play, featuring performances by many of the book's contributors. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

You're Invited!

We will be celebrating our fall books with a big launch party in Toronto, and you're invited!

Join us and writers Judith Thompson, David Yee, Lisa Codrington, Keith Barker, Megan Gail Coles, Paul Dunn, and Moynan King on Monday, November 13.

Head to our event page for more information.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Two powerful new plays are here

Not one but two new plays are out to kick off our fall season!

Paul Dunn's play for young audiences, Outside, is about bullying, homophobia, and what it means to be an ally.

The Doorman of Windsor Station by Julie Vincent (translated by Hugh Hazelton), is about a man who escaped a dangerous homeland only to find more struggles as an immigrant.

Make sure to check out these fantastic books.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Judith Thompson is back!

We have a new pairing of Judith Thompson plays out now! Grab your copy of Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia, which is a contemporary reimagining of two controversial female protagonists in literature, and the marginalized voices of women in history.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Summer hours

Please note that until Labour Day, our office will close at 1 p.m. on Fridays.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Out now!

The screens of disenfranchised youth in Toronto are shown in Twisted, a fresh collab that's part Dickens, part Drake, by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman and Joseph Jomo Pierre.

The Virgin Trial, Kate Hennig's follow-up to The Last Wife, continues her Tudor Queens Trilogy by cleverly exploring victim shaming, sexual consent, and the extraordinary ability of girls becoming women.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Happy Pride Month! Enjoy 25% off our list of queer theatre for the rest of June.

And make sure to check out the new collection of the late Urjo Kareda's dramaturgical correspondence  you'll find many memorable names, fantastic advice, and his trademark sass.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Welcome to Paradise...

Patti Flather's Paradise is out now! This one will hit you in all the feels. After a traumatic assault in Central America, Rachel returns home, but it isn't the reprieve she expected...

Grab your copy now.

Also! Have you ~seen~ our Fall 2017 catalogue? We're pretty excited.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

BREAKING: Prime Minister Joe Clark has to make a big decision

Michael Healey's fast-paced political comedy 1979 is here!

In December 1979, Clark's minority Progressive Conservative government is under threat of dissolution before it has a chance to accomplish anything — even pass a budget. Can he save his government in time?

Get your copy now!

Thursday, 23 March 2017


Cliff Cardinal's book of his two gritty, powerful solo plays huff and Stitch is here!

In huff, three brothers are trying to cope with their father's abusive whims and their mother's suicide.

In Stitch, a single mom is trying to make a living as a porn star while dreaming of being on the big screen.

Grab your copy now.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Norm Foster's Skin Flick is here! 

A lighthearted comedy told from the perspective of Rollie, Skin Flick puts a steamy spotlight on a group of innocent people navigating the world of pornography.

Grab your copy now.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Knock knock...

Kat Sandler's hilarious tragicomedy Punch Up is now available!

The Most Pathetic Guy Ever kidnaps the Funniest Man Alive to make the Saddest Girl in the World laugh.

Grab your copy now.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

From acclaimed author Hannah Moscovitch comes Infinity, a haunting, candid ode to the nature of time and love as two parallel stories unfold in unexpected ways. Out now!

Monday, 6 February 2017

Hot off the press!

Marie Beath Badian's The Making of St. Jerome is just in, hot off the press! The play is based on a true story of a young Filipino boy who was unjustly shot by a plainclothes police officer in Toronto. Told from the perspective of his older brother, The Making of St. Jerome is a poignant look at the aftermath of an untimely death, the media's role in the truth, and one family's attempt to reconcile a haunting reality.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Out Now!

Robert Chafe's The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is now available! The play, based on the novel of the same name by Wayne Johnston, fictionalizes Joseph R. Smallwood, the controversial public figure who ambitiously led Newfoundland into Confederation with Canada, and became its first premier.