Unpublished Plays

Note: * refers to radio plays


Abu-Samah, Mary E.
One of the Gang*

Adalian, Yvonne
The Fickle Finger*
The Pirate Admiral*
The Silent City*

Anthony, Amy

Ayre, Doreen


Baker, George
The Sun Don’t Shine*

Balsom, Marilyn
Autumn in St. Jaques*
The Beothucks*
The End*
The Frozen Spring*
The Last Beothuck*

Bartlett, Doug and Richard Case
And the Murderer Is . . .?

Barrett, Barbara
Sheila Na Geira

Barrett, Barbara and Pam Karasek

Baikie, June
The Eden of the North or A Day in the Life of the Grenfell Mission

Baileau (de) and Gavin Douglas
Callibogus and Ice*

Barclay, Heather
Sposin I Dies In d’Dory*

Barry, Frank
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Pity the Flesh
Three Dogs Barking


Basement Theatre Productions
Looking Back 1983: a Collection of scripts (1880, 1881, 1882, 1883)

Bellew, Raymond Terrence
The Missing Day*
The Night They Killed the Queen of Hearts
The Night They Killed the Queen of Hearts*

Boland, Rick
East End Story
 High Steel (with Mary Walsh)
The Last Resort (with others)

Boland, Rick and Janice Spence
An Evening with Dorothy and James

Bouzane, Lillian, Fran Innes, Bernice Morgan
and Helen Porter

The Triumph and Tribulations of the Early Suffragettes and others or Go Home and Bake Bread

Braid, Angus

Brown, Cassie
Death On the Ice*
Mama was Mermaid*
The Wreck of the Ethie*
The Wreck of the Florizel*
The Wreckers*

Brown, Crombie
Men, They Can’t Win Can They?

Brown, Lois
Cult of the Personality
Dancing on the Roof
Four Episodes x 16 Attitudes
Wall of the Galaxies

Brown, Lois and Liz Pickard
Inside Stories

Brown, Lois, Greg Thomey and Tommy Sexton

Burke, Johnny
The Topsail Geisha

Burry, Dean Michael
Unto the Earth: Vignettes of a War (one-act opera)

Butler, Emma and Bob Mercer
The International Year of the Chive

Butt, Grace
As New As Old
 Faces of Women
Gently Falling Flakes*
Good-Bye Your Excellency
The Greenspond Missionary*
New Lands
North Harbour
 Part of the Main
The People’s House*
The Road Through Melton
St. John’s Holocaust*
Wheel in the Middle of a Wheel
Winter Scene*


Cahill, Tom
Aunt Martha’s Wonderful Sheep*
A Documentary Entertainment On the Establishment of the Roman 
Catholic Church in the Colony of Newfoundland
A Labrador Doctor*
The Last Ride of the Bullett
Salt Herring*
So Oft it Chances
Tomorrow Will Be Sunday
Their Prayers We Raise

Cahill, Tom and Dudley Cox
Beaumont Hamel

Case, Richard and Doug Bartlett
And the Murderer Is . . .?

Cochrane, Anthony

Who Said Anything About Tea?
We’re No Match for No One

Colbo, Torquil
Beyond Zebra
Trust Me

Collins, Wick
The Deerstalkers*
Thirty-two Feet Per Second-Squared*
Willie and the Bootleg Boots*
Willie Wins Again*
You’re the Clever One*

Cook, Michael
Apostles for the Burning*
The Ballad of Patrick Docker*
The Gentleman Amateur*
Head Guts and Sound Bone Dance*
How to Catch a Pirate*
In Search of Confederation*
Ireland’s Eye*
Love is a Walnut*
The New Found Cousin*
No Man Can Serve Two Masters*
Of the Heart’s Cold
 On the Wheel Broken*
There’s a Seal in the Bottom of the Garden*
A Time for Doors*
To Inhabit the Earth is Not Enough*
Travels with Aunt Jane: The New Found Cousin*
The Truce*
The Truck*
A Walk in the Rain*

Corey and Wade’s Playhouse (Rick Mercer, Christine Taylor, Ashley Billard)
Young, Stupid, and Not all Together With It
Slander Libel and Three Months in Jeuvy

Cox, Dudley
Beaumont Hamel
Crime and Punishment
A Job for Sammy*
King’s Cove*
No Longer in Service*

Cunningham, Peter
The Mind Makers*


Daly, Jack
Gentlemen, Gentlemen, Please*

Day, Fiona
Mumming Play

Dicks, Eileen

Downey, Brian
I Was a Teenage Love Doll (1 and 2)

Doyle, Clar
Not Recommended for Children

Duffett, Marilyn
Day of Departure*
Drumanen – House of Dreams
Personal Encounter*
The Time of Your Life*

Duffett, Marilyn and Sandra Penrose
A Gentleman’s Agreement*


Edmonds, Janet
On the Hitch

Emerson, Fred R.
Proud Kate Sullivan


Ferncase, Anne
How Many Prescilla Ann(e)s Can There Be?

Ferry, Denys
Deadly Innocence*

Fitzgerald, Charles
The Big One*
Goodbye Mr. Ross*
A Town for the Burning*

Fitzpatrick, Susan
A House Divided
The Life of John Cabot

Flynn, John
The Web of Eros*

Foon, Dennis
Double of Nothing

Freeman, Minnie
Survival in the South*

French, David
One Crack Out

Furlong, Mack
He’s Such a Fine Dancer*


Godwin, Kenneth
The Job Hunter*

Gough, Bill
Can These Bones Live?*
Check In*
 Penfield’s Skipper*

Guy, Ray
Frog Pond
The Swinton Massacre

Guy, Ray, Andy Jones, David Ross and Mary Walsh
M is for . . .
Up at Ours


Hallett, Dave
Endless Night

Harrington, Michael
A Duel on the Sea*

Hart, Anne
Help Me, Hepplewhite*

Harvey, Kenneth J.
Dying in Your Arms Again

Hickey, Gerard
One Ordinary Day Out of the Year in the 25th Precinct

Hicks, Ron
Within Reach

Hill, Susan
The Cold Country*
Consider the Lilies*

Holmes, John
The Legend of the Christmas Rose* (adaptation)
A Model of Colonial Government: Sir William McGregor*
The Passion Play at Oberammergau* (adaptation)
The Snow Queen* (adaptation)
Were You There*

Holmes, John and Gardner
Mafeking – A Victorian Legend

Holmes, John and Bren Walsh
etter Than the Best*

Hopkins, E. H.
Heart’s Content*

Horwood, Andrew
Home For the Holidays*

Horwood, Harold
The Serpent’s Coil (adapted from Farley Mowat)

Horwood, Joan
Back From the Brink of Eternity*
The Dry Years*
The Strange Case of Kenneth Brady*

House, Amy, Sara Tilley, Jonny Harris, Steve Cochrane, Dave Sullivan, Dana Puddicombe and Phil Churchill
No Mummers ‘llowed In

Hurd, Lisa
Only Qualified Applicants Need Apply*

Hynes, Ron
Lost Island Oprey


James, Neil
An Outport Man*

Jones, Andy
An Evening with Uncle Val
King O’ Fun
Out of the Bin
The Queen Of Paradise’s Garden
Still Alive
To The Wall

Jones, Andy and Mary Walsh

Jones, Cathy
Wedding in Texas

Jones, Cathy, Beni Malone, Charles Tomlinson and Chris Porter
Sold Out

Jones, Cathy and Janis Spence
Live Soap

Joyce, Barbara
Sins of the Father*


Lambert, Richard
Dream Sources Lind, Harriet
There’s One in Every Family*
We’ll L’Arn ‘Em*
Lind, Rose
No Face Smiled on Water Street


Maggs, Adriana
Ivy and the Troll

Maggs, June
Until June

Major, Kevin

Far From Shore
Hold Fast
Lead Me Home

Malone, Beni
Anatomical Energy
Der Cirk Bizzirk

Malone, Beni and Lois Brown

Both Ends Burning

Malone, E. R.
The Gentle Rain*
Slouching Towards Bethlehem*

Mardel, Charles
The Adventures of Ernie Elf*
All’s Well That Ends – If You’re Lucky*

Mardel, Ruth
The Christmas Bell*

Mazumdar, Maxim
House of Hate

McCarthy, Mike
The Castaways*
The Mark of Keene*
A Matter of Conscience*
Wail ‘Till I Gets You Home*

McKillop, Menzies

McMillan, Arvo
The Argentine Consul: A Satire
Billy Max in Progress

Mercer, Rick
Show Me the Button I’ll Push it (Or Charles Lynch Must Die)
I’ve Killed Before and I’ll Kill Again

Mercer, Rick with Lois Brown, Andrew Younghusband, Christine Taylor, Ashley Billard
The Beatles Play Bishop’s Falls

Moore, Tom
Good-Bye Mama*

Morgan, Bernice
Eleven to Seven*
Goodbye Piccadilly*

Morgan, Bernice, Helen Porter and Geraldine Rubia
A Touch of Local Colour

Morgan, Elaine
The Soldier and the Woman*

Morgan, Pamela
Newfoundland Folk Opera

Morgan, Trudy J.
Mrs. Pippy’s Story: Adventist Pioneers in Newfoundland

The Mummers Troupe
The Bard of Prescott Street
Buchans – A Mining Town
Gros Mourn
Irregular Entertainment: The Bingo Show
I.W.A. – The Newfoundland Loggers’ Strike of 1959
Once A Giant
Regular Weekly Entertainment: Cards 50 cents; or The Mummers
 History of Newfoundland
Some Slick: A Musical Fantasy of Offshore Oil
Weather Permitting – Silakepat Kissiane
What’s That Got to Do With the Price of Fish?


O’Brien, Dick
The Betrayal* (adaptation)
A Christmas Carol* (adaptation)
The Happy Prince* (adaptation)
Three Days to Golgotha*
Transatlantic Cable*

O’Neill, Paul
The Autumn Birch*
A Christmas Tragedy*
The Day the Scharnhorst Died*
Four Cloaked and Hooded Figures*
Hope is a Sound of Seagulls*
How Beautiful Upon the Moutains*
No Man’s Land


Parker, Rob and Susan Swan
Red Alert*

Pelley, Derek
The Miracle of Fish*

Perkins, Ruth
The George and Dragon*
The Headless Penny*

Phippard, John, and Glen Tilley
The Case of the Skylight Burglar*
Uncle Tim’s Barndance*

Pickard, Elizabeth (Liz Solo)
No Pity
Twice Burned Once Shy

Pickard, Liz and Christine Taylor
Droppings from Heaven

Pickard, Liz and John Whelan
Deviant Daisy and Strange Ray

Pinsent, Gordon
The Rowdyman

Pitcher, Jeff
The Known Soldier

Pittman, Al
A Rope Against the Sun*
This Side of Heaven

Pittman, Ken
Playthings (A play in 5 pieces)

Porter, Helen
Bus Ride*
The Canadian Woman*
The Cool One*
For Every Man An Island*
The Letter*
On the Way Up*
A Quiet Evening at Home*
The Right Thing* (rewritten by Dick O’Brien)
A Very Lucky Woman*

Post, Bob
A Horse for Iceberg Cove*

Pottle, Katherine J.
The Fisherman’s Ordeal

Price, Tom

Procunier, Edwin R.
The Moonless Nights
The Strength of Love
Two Sides of Darkness


Reid, John
The Ten-Twenty*

Reid, Ellen B.
The Coffee House

Riche, Ed
Possible Maps

Rising Tide Theatre
Falling Through the Cracks
Filthy Rich and Easy
Gutted Head On
Rising Tide Reviews
So Oft it Chances
That’s What He Does

Ross, David
Destination: Goose Bay*
Meet Me At 3:05

Ross, David and Ken Smeadly
The Romeo Kuchmir Story

Rubia, Geraldine
Everybody’s Doing It
The Eyes of the Gull*
Flying Non-Stop Across the Atlantic*
The Inside Out*
It’s Your Move
 The M.V. Christmas Seal*
Middle C Mania*
 Search for Michikamau*
Seventh Daughter*
Shall We Dance
Tune for a Toy Piano*
Will You Take a Seat*
The World to an End Will Come

Russell, Ted
The Hangashore


Shea, James
Revenge Game*

Sheila’s Brush Theatre Company
Burbank and Volupine

The Dream of the Hag

The History of a New Founde Lande
A Midsummer’s Nightmare

The King of Ashes
Pavement Pageant Profiles

Smiley, Charles W.
Marguerite Gautier*

Sparkes, Stanley B.
Hunters by the Sea
 Kitchen and Beach*
The Sealhunter

Spence, Janis
Collette (The Captive)
Naked Bungalow

Walking to Australia

Stagg, Barry
Sometimes We Die

Stagg, Bruce
All For a White Coat
The Grand Bank Robbery
 Home Before Long

Stapleton, Bernie
Girl Talk

Stoody, Les
The Wave*

Story, John
A Liberal Sense of Humor*

Sullivan, J.M.


Taylor, Christine
Man on the Moon/Woman on the Pill

Taylor, John
My Three Dads

Thomey, Greg
The Best Man

Tilley, Sara

The (In)complete Herstory of Women in Newfoundland (and Labrador!)
(adapted from original texts by Frank Wedekind)
The Soul Walking
Signifying Nothing

Tilley, Sara, Robert Chafe and Pat Dempsey

Mr. Invisible

Tilley, Sara with Danielle Irvine
The Jailer’s Daughter and Other Mad Fools Cracking Their Livers to Pieces for Love

Tilley, Sara, Pat Dempsey, Pascale Horan, Sarah Malik, Shawn Malik and Tim Ronan
One Big Mess


Vavasour, Paul
A Matter of Time*


Wade, Michael
The Fig Tree
The First Stone
The Past Itch

Warr, Lorne
Gerald and the Judgement Day
Who Killed Harry Scotch?*

Walsh, Des
Fishwharf and Steamboat Men: The Story of the Longshoremen’s
 Protective Union
The Ocean Ranger

Whalen, Linda D.
A Fragment for Father*

Wheeler, Doug
The Honoured Guest*
No Match for Michael*

White, David C.
Bless Me Teeth

Missing Teeth in Cavity Cove

Skipper Issac Strikes Bottom

White, Mark
The Apple and the Tree

Will, Ray
The Dream-Timer*
My Son, The Runner*
Simon, Simon*
Welcome to the Daisy Chain*

Wonderbolt Circus Theatre
Wonderbolt Circus Show


Young, E.
It’s an Ill Wind*


The 99 Cent King Lear
Admiral’s Feast
After Joey
An Afternoon of Their Lives
The Amazing X
And This is the Sequal to “And This is Bob and Irene”
Atlantic Barrier*
Barely Dead and Hardly Missed
Beaumont Hamel (The Somme – 50 Years Later)*
Be Bop Delux
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
A Big Fat Lie
Bilingual Readings
The Boys Who Cried Wolf
Brainy and the Zanies
The Burying Ground
The Caribou*
Carolan: Last of the Irish Bards
The Cask of Amontillado
A Century of Steam*
Cleaning up the House
Clown Duet in B Sharpe
Cookstown Rag
Count Your Blessings
The Daily News
Dave and Mona
Dismus Sails the Seven Seas
Down North, Labrador Doctor, Study of the IGA*
An Evening with Dorothy and James
Fantasy for Phylis
The First Across*
A Fisherman and his Soul a Gentle Creature
A Fisherman’s Lament
Frederick N. Gisborne
Gamblers Never Die
Hardly a Sensible Evening
A History of Newfoundland
The Hugh Moore Show
I Can’t Get No . . .
Inside Stories
It’s a Big Fat Lie
Jack, Jill, and the Others*
Jelly Beans and Shattered Dreams
Just a Postal
The Land of Cain*
Last Dance at the Avalon
The Last Resort
The Lost Princess
Magnafoot Mountain
Manitou: The People
Mixed Commotions
Mr. Eddie’s Travelling Apocalypse
Mr. Master Minder
The Mummers Play*
My Blue Heaven
Newfoundlanders Away
Newfoundland Journeys*
Newfoundland Probes
The Newfoundland Tempest
Nothing Else to Do
Ocean Ranger
On Edge
The Ones That Got Away
Only Living Father
Paradox of Plenty: Harvest of the Sea*
A Piece of Heaven
The Prize Surprise: Last Voyage of the Argus*
The Ray Guy Review and Caplin Supper
Ricardo’s Place
The Rise and Fall of Modern Campfire Songs
Rory Aforesaid
Sea Forst Plantation (Cupids)
The Shaman
Six Gums Headed for Tulsa
Somewhere Over the Boarder
Summer Festival (1881-82)
Town of Tiny Buckle Glen
Trans Canada What?
The Trouter’s Special
Two Big for Our Britches
Tyrannocircus Rex
Unemployment [incomplete script]
The Well Pressed Well Dressed Gentleman
We’re S.A.V.E.D.
Wind and Water


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