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Jason Maghanoy

Jason Maghanoy is a graduate of McGill University and the National Theatre School of Canada’s playwriting program. He has served as playwright in residence at several theatres in Ontario and also works in the area of corporate partnership development and community engagement. He is a mentor with the Toronto Metropolitan University Social Ventures Zone. Maghanoy is recognized for his membership on the boards of a number of community, arts and health agencies in the city of Toronto. His play, “The Corner” was published in the Vol. 138 (Spring 2009) issue of Canadian Theatre Review. “Dust” was also published in the same issue of Canadian Theatre Review.


Gas / Dust

Winnipeg: Scirocco Drama, 2011.
PS8626.A373 G38 2011

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Sometimes surviving in dark times involves becoming part of the darkness… gas and dust, two plays about war, introduce a powerful new voice in Canadian theatre.

A highly theatrical, violent, and ultimately moving examination of the young men and women currently fighting in Iraq, gas follows two American soldiers who kill two Iraqis and dump their bodies in a bombed-out building. This story is inter-cut with that of Rocky, a young soldier who goes AWOL after refusing to escort a tanker full of contaminated diesel to another military base. The play examines the collision of these two stories, the tragic aftermath. gas is a vibrant and important play that seeks to challenge and provoke its audience.


The Nails

Winnipeg: Scirocco Drama, 2019.
PS8626.A373 N35 2019

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Ally and Josh spend every summer with their father as he goes from small town to small town, working for a construction company in America. But this summer is different. This is the summer they grow up.

The Nails is a play about family. It is a play about faith. And it captures a world of freedom and extremism in all directions; love and cruelty exist within the same space here. And sometimes they feel like the same thing.


Publisher Scirocco Drama, an imprint of J. Gordon Shillingford