GrassrootsA collection of five full-length plays originally premiered by community theatres in Ontario, selected by Playwrights Canada Press and Theatre Ontario.

The five plays are:

  • $38,000 For A Friendly Face by Kristin Shepherd (originally produced by Gateway Theatre Guild in North Bay)
  • Hamish by Michael Grant (originally produced at Elmira Theatre Company)
  • Never Such Innocence Again by Michael Fay (originally produced by Highlands Little Theatre in Haliburton)
  • Staff Room by Joan Burrows (originally produced at The Curtain Club in Richmond Hill)
  • A Year In Edna’s Kitchen by Sandy Conrad, music and lyrics by Ian Burbidge and Sandy Conrad (originally produced at Kincardine Theatre Guild.)


  • Awarded an Honourable Mention for the Patrick O'Neill Award from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research, for an edited collection on a Canadian theatre and performance topic

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