The Long & Short of It
A compendium of Manitoba comedy, drama, and everything in between, The Long & Short of It provides a showcase for some of the province’s finest theatre writers.
PTE Playwrights Unit
edited by Brian Drader
About this Book
The Long & Short of It, an anthology of short plays by writers from the Prairie Theatre Exchange Playwrights Unit, conjures up a landscape filled with aspiring filmmakers, bickering couples, junior chess players, street corner memoirists, and mendacious pie bakers, amongst others. A compendium of Manitoba comedy, drama, and everything in between, The Long & Short of It provides a showcase for some of the province’s finest theatre writers. This sampler of epigrammatic plays was curated by Brian Drader in celebration of Prairie Theatre Exchange, the Carol Shields Festival of New Works, and PTE’s esteemed Artistic Director, Bob Metcalfe.
Brian Drader is an internationally-acclaimed playwright as well as a teacher and a dramaturg. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Manitoba Association of Playwrights. Authors in the anthology include: Joseph Aragon, Sharon Bajer, Rick Chafe, Ginny Collins, Trish Cooper, James Durham, Jason Neufeld, Deb Patterson, Ellen Peterson, and Alix Sobler.
News and Reviews
“Motivation for playwrights, comedy for readers” — Prairie Books Now
- DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
- 124 pp 5.5 x 8.5 in