Play Archives

Prairie Theatre Exchange has a rich history of creating and presenting new and contemporary and works. Trace that history below - the seasons are grouped by each PTE artistic director. Click on the season date at the top of each section to see play descriptions.

✪ indicates a world premiere

2018 to Present -- Thomas Morgan Jones

PTE totals to June 2023: 381 plays, 171World Premieres


Live Performances

Bad Parent (Ins Choi ✪), co-production with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
& Soulpepper Theatre Company | Outside Joke’s A Christmas Carol: Big Dickens Energy (Outside Joke ✪)
Pandora (Jessica B. Hill ✪), co-production with Shakespeare in the Ruins
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers (Makambe K. Simamba), a Tarragon Theatre
& Black Theatre Workshop co-production, based on the world premiere by b current
Space Girl (Frances Koncan ✪) | Volare (Elio Zarrillo ✪)

Digital Presentations
(Yvette Nolan) | Ponderosa Pine (Andraea Sartison ✪)
Reckoning (Tara Beagan & Andy Moro), ARTICLE 11 digital production

Live Performances

The War Being Waged (Darla Contois ✪) | Outside Joke: The Improvised Musical (Outside Joke ✪)

Digital  Presentations

11:11 (Samson Bonkeabantu Brown), A Theatre Passe Muraille digital production
The War Being Waged filmed version (Darla Contois)
Deer Woman (Tara Beagan), ARTICLE 11 digital production in partnership with Downstage
Places We Go (Hazel Venzon & David Oro ✪), a U ‘n’ I Together production
A Dance to the End of the World (Thomas Morgan Jones ✪) – audio presentation

Digital only productions

Katharsis  (Yvette Nolan ✪) | Post-Democracy (Hannah Moscovitch ✪) | VOICE (Ismaila Alfa ✪)

  (Aaron Collier), HEIST |1 Hour Photo (Tetsuro Shigematsu), Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre

The Third Colour
(Ian Ross ✪) | The Wedding Party (Kristen Thomson, based on characters created with Trish Lindstrom, Tony Nappo, Moya O’Connell, Tom Rooney & Bahia Watson), in partnership with the Arts Club Theatre Company | Ghost Light (Shawn Wright) | By Grand Central Station  (Adapted From Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down & Wept, Music by Heavy Bell ✪), Heavy Bell – shortened run due to pandemic | The Paper Bag Princess (Based on the story by Robert Munsch, adapted by Alissa Watson, PTE Emerging Playwrights Unit ✪)

Cancelled due to pandemic
The Gingerbread Girl
(Sharon Bajer, PTE Playwrights Unit ✪)

Leap Series
No Foreigners
(Created by Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim, Remy Siu &David Yee), collaboration between fu-GEN Theatre & Hong Kong Exile, in association with Theatre Conspiracy | MÆ -Motion Aftereffect (Freya Bjorg Olafson ✪) | Exciting Consequences (Ming Hon ✪), A.O.V Adults Only Video

Prairie Nurse
(Marie Beath Badian) | Happy Place (Pamela Mala Sinha) | New Magic Valley Fun Town (Daniel MacIvor ✪) | Mom’s the Word: Nest ½ Empty (Linda A. Carson, Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard & Deborah Williams), Arts Club Theatre | What To Do With Albert? (Danielle Séguin-Tétreault ✪), in partnership with Le Théâtre Cercle Molière | Munschtopia (Based on the stories of Robert Munsch, adapted by Debbie Patterson ✪)

Leap Series
Empire of the Son
(Tetsuro Shigematsu), Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre | Finding Wolastoq Voice (Natalie Sappier), Theatre New Brunswick, in association with Prairie Theatre Exchange | How It Ends (Debbie Patterson, PTE Playwrights Unit ✪), Sick + Twisted Theatre