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Theatre Alberta Library eScripts are unpublished plays that have been produced, and written by Indigenous and local playwrights. You can search and access these plays from our online catalogue or from this webpage. Scroll down to access current eScripts (organized by playwright).

Albertans and other people in Canada produce dozens of new theatrical works every year, but only a fraction of those plays are ever published in print form. Theatre Alberta is excited to provide a new resource for our communities to access those plays once their runs have ended – whether purely for reading pleasure, for scene or monologue study, or for a possible remount!

Theatre Alberta Library eScripts are PDFs that you can view from our website. Each script is searchable and accessible from our online catalogue, just like any of our regular library books; moreover, you can also access each eScript from our eScripts webpage here.

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Playwrights:

There are two ways to submit an eScript to the Theatre Alberta library.

If you are an Indigenous playwright, you must:

  • self-identify as Indigenous
  • provide a script that has already been produced
  • be or become a Theatre Alberta member 


If you are a non-Indigenous playwright, you must:

  • be a Theatre Alberta member
  • be from, a resident of, or a former* resident of Alberta (*at least one year);
  • your play must have been produced at least once in Alberta, but has not been published. (Yes – fringe festival productions are acceptable.)
     
     

If an eScript does become published in book form, Theatre Alberta’s Library will remove the eScript from our website. It is your responsibility to notify Theatre Alberta if your play becomes published.

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General Collection

Linda Wood Edwards

Linda has been producing her plays since 2005. She is delighted that Northern Light Theatre did the first professional run of The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 in November 2021 (co-written w/David Cheoros for Edmonton Fringe 2018). Other plays include Three Nights to Forever (2020), Trail and Error (2016), Spring Alibi (Adelaide AU 2015; 2005, 2014; Washington DC 2006; Yukon 2007; Sask. 2012); Never Let the Crew See You Cry (2013+tour), Four in the Crib (2012, 2013, High River 2018), True Grid (2007, 2010), Support Ho’s (2009), Beans & Rice (2006, Sask. 2017), Gibberish v. Genius (Canmore, YEG 2018), and Almost the Pioneer Brewing Company (Canmore, YEG, Fort McMurray 2018). Linda’s plays have garnered sweet accolades including two Sterling nominations.

Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to Linda Wood Edwards

Northern Sabbatical Productions Presents Trail and Error Her Pioneering Spirit Led Her North To a Rendezvous With Her Soul! Just The First Of Many Poor Decisions....

Trail and Error by Linda Wood Edwards

After a horrible year Linda challenges herself to do something even worse: the Chilkoot Trail. In bear and avalanche season. In borrowed boots. A century

Three Women Pose One Applies Lipstick One On Phone One With Backwards Baseball Cap and Red Industrial Wrench

Support Ho’s by Linda Wood Edwards

Four women use their weekly breakfast gathering as the anchor to friendship and saner times. When the sanctity of their Friday foursome is threatened, they

True Grid Text on Football Graphic With Four Images of Sports Fans At Sporting Event

True Grid by Linda Wood Edwards

4 guys x 28 football seasons = over a century of bonding, rituals, and winning. Subtract 1 guy, add a lovely stranger, and risk breaking

Silhouetted Figured Stand In Line With Yellow-Orange Background

Beans and Rice by Linda Wood Edwards

This is a play about imagination, friendship, and understanding (and lice). Genre: Theatre for Young People (Junior High); Comedy Acts: One Time: 40 minutes Characters: 3 females, 3 male

Man and Woman Both Holding Phone to Their Ears while Tangled Together in the Curly Phone Cords

Spring Alibi by Linda Wood Edwards

Spring in the Yukon! The spectacular view from Marlene’s window leads her to some private discoveries. But other people have windows, too. A romantic comedy

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Four in the Crib by Linda Wood Edwards

Sex! Murder! Intrigue! Who knew cribbage could be this much fun? Four seniors struggle to keep their independence, stay active, and get over the skunk

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Mark Allan Greene

White Man With Short Hair Sitting At Desk With Feet on Table Behind Trash bin Surrounded By Paper Planes

Mark Allan Greene is a lawyer by trade, playwright/writer by heart. His inaugural play, Jesus Master Builder – A Divine Comedy, hit the stage at Walterdale Theatre in 2015 and was produced again at the 2016 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

Mark holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta. He sits on the Board of the Alberta Playwrights’ Network when they forget to bring chairs to meetings. He was born and raised in New Brunswick and, like 95% of New Brunswickers, is now living in Alberta.

Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to Mark Allan Greene

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Darrin Hagen

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Darrin Hagen is an award-winning playwright, composer and drag artiste. He is the author of The Edmonton Queen, which won a Sterling Award and was published in book form by Brindle & Glass Publishing. Darrin is the Artistic Director of Guys In Disguise, which recently celebrated a quarter-century of creating drag comedies that have toured across North America. He has received 7 Sterling awards for his work in the Edmonton theatre scene. Other plays by Darrin include Buddy (nominated for Outstanding New Play); With Bells On (nominated for Outstanding New Play); BitchSlap!The Neo-Nancies: Hitler’s KicklineTornado Magnet: A Salute to Trailer Court Women (published by Brindle & Glass); PsychoBabble and Dragula (both co-written with Trevor Schmidt); PileDriver! (co-written with Wes Borg); Men Are Stoopid, Women are Cra-azy (co-written with Chris Craddock).

Darrin has also directed and curated the legendary Loud & Queer Cabaret, which recently had its 20th anniversary, and is the editor of Queering the Way: The Loud & Queer Anthology, a collection of many of the writers that had been mentored by this unique event.

In 2005, Hagen was named one of 100 Edmontonians of the Century. To the best of his knowledge, he’s the only Drag Queen on that list.

Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to Darrin Hagen

Tall White Drag Queen In Silver and Red Christmas Tree Drag and Nerdy Looking Bald White Man With Glasses and Business Jacked Standing Together in Stalled Elevator

With Bells On by Darrin Hagen

He is a mild-mannered accountant with persistent bad luck who heads out for his first night of adventure after a nasty divorce. He holds the

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James Hutchison

James Hutchison writes comedies, dramas, and mysteries. In addition to his original adaptation of A Christmas Carol, James has written “What the Dickens!” a full-length comedy about the Pine Tree Players’ production of A Christmas Carol where everything goes wrong. You can visit his website at www.jameshutchison.ca where you can download all his plays for free and read his blog where he interviews other actors, directors, and playwrights.

Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to James Hutchison

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Ken Mastel

Ken has written over a dozen produced shows and appeared in over 50 commercials both speaking and SOC.

Provincial and National Ads: West Edmonton Mall, The Brick, McDonalds, Capital Ex, All-weather Windows, Com-Cheque, Power Reading, TurboGas, Alberta Treasury Branches. Many print ads. International Ads: for Bayer, Abflex, and Rockford (Pennsylvania) Health Authority.

Education: University of Calgary, BEd.
I have taught drama for 25 years and have directed dozens of plays including: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, and Beauty and the Beast.

Other Talents:
I have sung and played guitar professionally for 25 years, doing covers varied from Roy Orbison to ACDC. I also perform in a Hank Williams/Buddy Holly Tribute show.

Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to Ken Mastel

Greece! is the Word by Ken Mastel

A parody, the 50’s musical “Grease” set in Ancient Greece. Medusa is the beauty school teacher, a chariot become “greece lightning”. Teenage hi-jinx started a

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Chris McKerracher

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Chris McKerracher is an Alberta-based playwright with many productions to his credit beginning with “Calmar; Zero to 50 in 90 Minutes” which was staged to sell-out audiences in 2005. This play and the playwright were also featured in a segment on CBC News. Since then, Chris has written many other comedies and has acted and directed in most of them. He has written plays for Halloween, Valentines, Christmas and a four play quadrilogy featuring The Crimson Cap Ladies, patterned after the Red Hat Ladies who are dedicated theatre-goers. For more information on the playwright and his plays, please visit www.communitytheatreplays.com.

Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to Chris McKerracher

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Heather Morrow

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Heather Morrow took drama in high school, decided it wouldn’t be her career…then won a playwriting contest. She has been writing since 1995 and has had productions with Edmonton’s Carnival of Shrieking Youth, Theatre Network’s NextFest, Walterdale Playhouse and the Edmonton Fringe Festival. She lived in Scotland for a time, producing her play Take a Bite at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, earning great reviews and notoriety for her banana fetish. She earned her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick. Website: takeabite.ca

Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to Heather Morrow

White Women in Burgendy Slip While Younger White Man in Grey tShirt Leads His Head on Her Shoulders

Take a Bite by Heather Morrow

An older woman and a younger man wake up in a bare locked room.  She, Vera, thinks it’s her boyfriend’s latest kinky trick.  He, Dion,

Crushed by Heather Morrow

Liv is the older, practical sister.  Ness is the younger, pretty one.  Liv is on her own, Ness lives with her boyfriend Corey, whom she

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Liam Salmon

Liam Salmon is an award-winning queer playwright, dramaturge, producer, and educator based out of Amiskwakahegan, colonially known as Edmonton, Alberta (They/Them). They are a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting program and their work has been produced across the country. Their work focuses on queer experiences, deconstructing gender, concepts of family, science fiction, horror, and exploring and exploding forms of theatre including classical greek, and interdisciplinary/intermedial forms. Liam was a co-producer of the Alberta Queer Calendar Project during the pandemic, and have been Playwright in Residence at Workshop West since 2020 where they’ve worked on their youtube-millenial-centric play, Subscribe or Like which was later read as a feature in the 2022 revival of the Springboards New Play Festival. They have worked with Alberta Playwright’s Network as in-room facilitator for the Edmonton chapter of Youthriot, and serve as a regular guest/substitute instructor for the Citadel Young Playwriting Company.

Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to Liam Salmon

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All That’s Left by Liam Salmon

Bags set down on a familiar precipice, returning after five years Kevin looks around his family home, “It’s like nothing has changed.” His younger sibling,

Silence and the Machine by Liam Salmon

She is in every way indistinguishable from a human being. Skin stretched from a plastic polymer over metal bones, an artificial breathing cycle designed to

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Seniors Acting Lab

Written by Members of the Seniors Acting Lab
Character and Dialogue Development by:
Rose Bene, Faye Brown, Louise Day, Randy Day, Normandy Sproule and Ingrid Stammer
Edited, Facilitated and Directed by:
Megan Fox
Dramaturgy by:
Trevor Rueger
Performed by the Seniors Acting Lab June 2 and 9, 2019
Lunchbox Theatre, Calgary, Alberta
On Tour October 2019 through March 2020

Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to Louise Day

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Indigenous Collection

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Linda Wood Edwards

Linda has been producing her plays since 2005. She is delighted that Northern Light Theatre did the first professional run of The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 in November 2021 (co-written w/David Cheoros for Edmonton Fringe 2018). Other plays include Three Nights to Forever (2020), Trail and Error (2016), Spring Alibi (Adelaide AU 2015; 2005, 2014; Washington DC 2006; Yukon 2007; Sask. 2012); Never Let the Crew See You Cry (2013+tour), Four in the Crib (2012, 2013, High River 2018), True Grid (2007, 2010), Support Ho’s (2009), Beans & Rice (2006, Sask. 2017), Gibberish v. Genius (Canmore, YEG 2018), and Almost the Pioneer Brewing Company (Canmore, YEG, Fort McMurray 2018). Linda’s plays have garnered sweet accolades including two Sterling nominations.

Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to Linda Wood Edwards

Northern Sabbatical Productions Presents Trail and Error Her Pioneering Spirit Led Her North To a Rendezvous With Her Soul! Just The First Of Many Poor Decisions....

Trail and Error by Linda Wood Edwards

After a horrible year Linda challenges herself to do something even worse: the Chilkoot Trail. In bear and avalanche season. In borrowed boots. A century

Three Women Pose One Applies Lipstick One On Phone One With Backwards Baseball Cap and Red Industrial Wrench

Support Ho’s by Linda Wood Edwards

Four women use their weekly breakfast gathering as the anchor to friendship and saner times. When the sanctity of their Friday foursome is threatened, they

True Grid Text on Football Graphic With Four Images of Sports Fans At Sporting Event

True Grid by Linda Wood Edwards

4 guys x 28 football seasons = over a century of bonding, rituals, and winning. Subtract 1 guy, add a lovely stranger, and risk breaking

Silhouetted Figured Stand In Line With Yellow-Orange Background

Beans and Rice by Linda Wood Edwards

This is a play about imagination, friendship, and understanding (and lice). Genre: Theatre for Young People (Junior High); Comedy Acts: One Time: 40 minutes Characters: 3 females, 3 male

Man and Woman Both Holding Phone to Their Ears while Tangled Together in the Curly Phone Cords

Spring Alibi by Linda Wood Edwards

Spring in the Yukon! The spectacular view from Marlene’s window leads her to some private discoveries. But other people have windows, too. A romantic comedy

Graphic of Four Elderly White People Standing Or In Wheelchair All On A Giant Cribbage Board

Four in the Crib by Linda Wood Edwards

Sex! Murder! Intrigue! Who knew cribbage could be this much fun? Four seniors struggle to keep their independence, stay active, and get over the skunk

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