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The Arts Club Anthology

The Arts Club Anthology

50 Years of Canadian Theatre in Vancouver

Edited by Rachel Ditor

Playwrights Canada Press

In time for the Arts Club Theatre Company’s fiftieth anniversary, this anthology collects six of the most cherished and popular plays that have captivated audiences for the past five decades.


As the largest theatre in Western Canada, the Arts Club Theatre Company has attracted millions of people to celebrate artistic talent during its impressive fifty-year history. An integral part of Vancouver’s theatre scene and Canadian theatre history, the company helped launch the careers of many Canadian talents and introduced the city to tremendous playwrights such as Carol Bolt and Michel Tremblay. This anthology celebrates that history by collecting six of the most unique and cherished plays that have premiered at the Arts Club Theatre over the past five decades.




Talking Dirty by Sherman Snukal

The Matka King by Anosh Irani

The Dishwashers by Morris Panych

Unless adapted from the Carol Shields novel by Carol Shields and Sara Cassidy

Mom’s the Word Remixed: For Crying Out Loud by Jill Daum, Linda A. Carson, Alison Kelly, Barbara Pollard, Robin Nichol, and Deborah Williams

Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata by Veda Hille, Bill Richardson, and Amiel Gladstone


Rachel Ditor is a director, dramaturge, and the current literary manager of the Arts Club Theatre Company. Rachel attended McGill University for her undergraduate degree and the University of British Columbia for her M.F.A., where she specialized in directing. She managed the performing arts school at the Jewish Community Centre and has stayed on at UBC as an adjunct professor, where she teaches a dramaturgy class. Rachel was awarded the 2012 Bra D’Or Award for her work in promoting women playwrights in Canada. She makes her home in Vancouver.

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