From the Author
â[It might be a line, it might be a moment, it might be a visual scene or something, but you want [the audience to have something that stays with themâ¦. I want them to be stimulated emotionally or intellectually. And when they leave, I donât want them to talk about the costumes or the lighting or any of those aspects. I want them to talk about whatever has happened in the play: the ideas, or the conflicts the characters had, or the choices they made. I also want them to have a good time, of course, but essentially I want them to leave with more than what they had when they entered the theatre.â (20111025)
About the Author
Sharon Pollock is one of Canadaâs best-known women playwrights. Produced nationally and internationally, author of a large and varied canon, she has had a long and illustrious career in the theatre. From backstage to onstage, from front of house to directorâs chair, from actor to author, from teacher and mentor to artistic director of venues both large and small, Sharon Pollock remains an active, controversial, and prolific participant in the Canadian theatre scene. Three volumes of her collected works were compiled by editor Cynthia Zimmerman and are available from Playwrights Canada Press.
Cynthia Zimmerman has been a highly regarded commentator on Canadian playwriting and on the voice of women on the Canadian stage for her whole career at Glendon College, York University, where she is a professor in the English department. Previously book review editor of the international journal