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Nightwood Theatre

A Woman’s Work Is Always Done

Nightwood Theatre is by far the longest-running and most influential women's theatre company in Canada. Since 1979, the company has been a producer of new works by Canadian women, and a provider of opportunities for women theatre artists. It has also been the “home company” for some of the biggest names in Canadian theatre, such as Ann-Marie MacDonald.


346 pages


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements    7

Preface    9

Introduction    15

Context, Creativity, Collectivity    51

Chapter 1. The Beginning of Nightwood Theatre, 1979–1988    51

Chapter 2. Breaking Away and Moving On, 1989–1993    109

Chapter 3. New Leadership Models, 1994–2000 and 2001–2009    159

Chapter 4. Nightwood and Feminist Theory    201

Appendix. A Nightwood Chronology    225

Notes    295

Bibliography    321

Index    333

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