Our 2SLGBTQ++ guide will assist you in finding great lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning theatre resources. If you need more help, our librarians welcome any questions you may have regarding your search.
Our Online Catalogue
A great way to start your search is by accessing our online catalogue. To locate plays on 2SLGBTQ++ subjects, try these suggested keywords:
Your keyword search results will be extensive and inclusive and you may find some items in this type of search not directly related to your topic. For example, any title with your specified search word(s) in the description will appear among the search results.
*For a more specific search results list, you can use the above starred keywords in a Subject search, or try an Advanced search with multiple search terms.
Gertrude and Alice by Anna Chatterton, published by Playwrights Canada Press, 2018
The Penitent by David Mamet published by Theatre Communications Group, 2018
Outside by Paul Dunn, published by Playwrights Canadian Press, 2017
GaTing (Family) by Minh Ly, published by Scirocco Drama, 2017
Queer Play: An anthology of queer women’s performance and plays edited by Moyan King, published by Playwrights Canada Press, 2017
The Gay Heritage Project by Damian Atkins, published by Playwrights Canada Press, 2018
Bed and Breakfast by Mark Crawford, published by Scirocco Drama, 2015
Bad Panda by Megan Gogerty, published by Original Works, 2015
Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein, published by Dramatists Play Service Inc., 2015
Pronoun by Evan Placey, published by Nick Hern Books, 2014
Additional Online Resources
Continue your search by looking for websites related to LGBTQ+ theatre. They’ll contain names of LGBTQ+ writers, performance companies, and play titles. Search the keywords mentioned above combined with the words theatre and theater. Be creative in your search!
Next, search the websites for playwrights and play titles you might be interested in. Once you have an idea of the plays and playwrights you’d like to read, look for them in our online catalogue. Author and Title searches work best for this purpose.
The following websites all contain names of LGBTQ+ playwrights, performance companies, and play titles:
Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia – Gay and Lesbian Theatre, 2013
15 LGBT-Themed Plays and Musicals That Changed Society by Erin Faith Wilson, Advocate, June 5, 2015