Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Hangman was selected as the winner of the Write-On-Q Playwriting Contest in Montreal, and will be presented as part of Infinitheatre's Pipeline Reading Series on Sunday, December 12th, starting at 2pm. For more information please check out the official invite (above).

Also: a very special thank you to Montreal-based artist Sophie Jodoin for the remarkable artwork (Collage, 2010, 24 x 19 cm).

Friday, October 29, 2010


jsquared.theatre and Suburban Beast will be in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille, starting this fall as part of TPM's 2010/2011 season! We will be developing a new work tentatively titled Ketchup and Biscuit, about death row inmates and their last meals. Jordan Tannahill (Artistic Director of Suburban Beast) and Jason Maghanoy will be co-writing the piece with some of the best playwrights in the country: Judith Thompson, Erin Shields, Andrew Moodie, dramaturged and directed by Alisa Palmer.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Playwriting Contests

Some great news this week:

Throat won 2nd place in The Uprising National Playwriting Competition: Peace, Politics and Society, and Hangman won 1st place in Infinitheatre's annual Write-On-Q Playwriting Contest! Congratulations to playwright Jason Maghanoy from the jsquared.theatre team.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NTS and Playwrights Workshop Montreal

Jason Maghanoy will be giving a Biz Seminar at NTS and will be a playwright-in-residence at Playwrights Workshop Montreal from November 1st-7th. Congratulations to Jason from the jsquared team!

Thursday, September 30, 2010


30 minutes of Throat will be fully staged as part of Buzz on Thursday, October 14th, starting at 7:30pm at Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue). The event is pay-what-you-can.

It would be outstanding if you could come out and see the work.


And a very special thanks to Sophie Jodoin for providing us with the amazing artwork for the e-vite (From the Series Small Dramas & Little Nothings, 2008-09 Conté and collage on Mylar).

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tarragon Playwrights Unit

Jason Maghanoy was invited to be a member of the 2010/2011 Tarragon Playwrights Unit, working on his new play Hangman. Congratulations to Jason from the rest of the jsquared.theatre team!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hangman Reading

An excerpt of Hangman is going to be read as part of Kultura, this Saturday, July 24th, starting at 7pm at the Kapisanan Centre (167 Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market).

The reading will feature: Richard Zeppieri, Andrew Craig, Kevin Walker and Andrew Church, and the night will also feature some exciting new work from other great artists.

Hope to see you there!


Just wanted to give a very special thank you to Sophie Jodoin for providing the incredible artwork for the reading's e-vite (Hood #7, Black gesso & Conté on Mylar, 2008).

Sunday, June 13, 2010


A monologue Throat will be published this fall as part of Refractions Solo, an anthology of monologues for Playwrights Canada Press. For more information on Playwrights Canada Press please visit:


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Written by Jason Maghanoy
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino

Noah Reid
Audrey Dwyer
Sean Baek
Richard Zeppieri
Sharon Lewis

A life-changing storm. A displaced community. Throat follows three friends who start a business cleaning up the government sanctioned trailer park they live in. Their goal: to raise money to buy back their old lives... or live a better one.

Read as part of the 2010 CrossCurrents New Play Festival at the Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street, corner of Bathurst and Adelaide).

Show Date: Sunday April 25th, starting at 2pm


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Some great news: Gas and Dust are slated for publication in a single volume, this fall by Scirocco Press, edited by Glenda MacFarlane. Congratulations to Jason from the jsquared.theatre team!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gas Reviews

"The script, full of language both heightened and coarse, is gruesome and gripping. Maghanoy directs it himself with violent precision... The cast works at the top of their abilities with Kevin Walker creepy and compelling as a redneck soldier with his own unorthodox set of ethics."
The Globe and Mail

"Anchored by a remarkably assured, powerful script, Gas tells the story of five U.S. soldiers fighting the war in Iraq and the war raging within each of them."
The Toronto Star - Highly Recommended

"The young cast devour their characters with the relish of new recruits, especially Sabryn Rock as the sole female holding her own in a desert of machismo. Filled with dread, this is riveting, troubling theatre where hope is as grim as despair."
EYE Weekly - 4 Stars