plays

The Rod Carley Interview

Rod’s first novel, A Matter of Will, was a finalist for the 2018 Northern Lit Award for Fiction. His non-fiction short story, ‘A Farewell to Steam’, was featured in the anthology, 150 Years Up North and More. His short story, ‘Botox and the Brontosaurus’, is featured in Cloud Lake Literary’s inaugural online review. Rod is also an award-winning director, playwright and actor, having directed and produced over 100 theatrical productions to date including fifteen adaptations of Shakespeare.…

Cottagers and Indians, by Drew Hayden Taylor

Taylor’s two-person play Cottagers and Indians was inspired by a years-long dispute between cottage owners on Pigeon Lake in Ontario and an Anishnawbe man seeding manoomin (wild rice) in their waterways.

In the play, Maureen Poole, a white woman at her lakeside split-level ranch house, and Arthur Copper, an Indigenous man in his canoe, face off over his seeding and harvesting of the once-flourishing Indigenous food, manoomin.…

The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Plays: Volume 3

The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Plays: Volume 3 gathers an impressive range of work by some of the province’s most renowned authors. The third and final volume in the series includes six plays by Robert Chafe, Aiden Flynn, Andy Jones, Lisa Moore, Berni Stapleton, and Ed Riche. Edited and introduced by Denyse Lynde, this anthology celebrates the island’s rich dramatic tradition and finally makes groundbreaking work by Newfoundland playwrights available to audiences everywhere.…