Refractions: Scenes is a collection of scenes from diverse contemporary works by Canadian playwrights that reflect the country’s artistic landscape through a breadth of themes, styles, cultures, regions, and creative practices.
This collection can be used both as a source for actors and students, or as a primer on diverse Canadian theatre and an entry point into new works. Includes work by Carmen Aguirre, Reneltta Arluk, Leah Simone Bowen, George Boyd, Dionne Brand, Raes Calvert, Marjorie Chan, Marie Clements, Lisa Codrington, Carrie Costello, Mike Czuba, Michaela di Cesare, d-lishus, Audrey Dwyer, Joel Fishbane, Patti Flather, Linda Gaboriau, Ahmed Ghazali, Anosh Irani, Frances Koncan, Mishka Lavigne, Suvendrini Lena, Leonard Linklater, Daniel David Moses, Wajdi Mouawad, Colleen Murphy, Ciarán Myers, Sean Harris Oliver, Gilles Poulin-Denis, Christine Quintana, Anusree Roy, Rob Salerno, Bobby Theodore, Evan Tsitsias, Michaela Washburn, and David Yee.
About the authors
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (aka Belladonna the Blest) is an emcee, playwright, and agitator. Works for the stage include Reaching For Starlight, Cake, Sound of the Beast, A Man A Fish, They Say He Fell, Salome's Clothes, Gas Girls, Give It Up, The Smell of Horses, and The First Stone. She is co-editor with Yvette Nolan of the Playwrights Canada Press anthologies Refractions: Solo and Refractions: Scenes, and editor of Indian Act: Residential School Plays. DM is the creator of the 54ology and artistic director of New Harlem Productions.
Yvette Nolan is a playwright, dramaturge, and director. In 1996, she was the Aboriginal Writer-in-Residence at Brandon University, where she wrote the first draft of Annie Mae’s Movement. Her other plays include BLADE, Job’s Wife, Video, the libretto Hilda Blake, and the radio play Owen. She is also the editor of Beyond the Pale: Dramatic Writing from First Nations Writers and Writers of Colour and co-editor of Refractions: Solo and Refractions: Scenes. She was the president of Playwrights Union of Canada from 1998–2001, and of Playwrights Canada Press from 2003–2005. Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to an Algonquin mother and an Irish immigrant father, raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she lived in the Yukon and Nova Scotia before moving to Toronto.
Other titles by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Other titles by Yvette Nolan
Gabriel Dumont's Wild West Show
New Essays on Canadian Theatre Volume 5
Indigenous Performance Culture
Almighty Voice and His Wife
Beyond the Pale, revised edition
Dramatic Writing from First Nations Writers and Writers of Colour
Annie Mae's Movement
Beyond the Pale
Dramatic Writing from First Nations Writers & Writers of Colour