Going it Alone: Plays by Women for Solo Performers (Performance Series)

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The collection showcases full-length plays as well as long and shorter monologues from 31 Canadian and international writers:

Sheela Langeberg—Maija of Chaggaland
Margo Kane—Moonlodge
Meah Martin—White Skates
Carol McGuigan—Inside Uitlander
Kit Brennan—Hunger Striking
Geraldine Farrell—Beatrice
Kelley Jo Burke—Safe
Karen Kemlo—Mona
Laurie Fyffe—The Golden Horn
Jan Derbyshire—Joke You
Djanet Sears—Afrika Solo
Colleen Curran—A Brave Girl
Karin D. Williams—Quiz
Berni Stapleton—Offensive to Some
Carol Sinclair—Sabina’s Splendid Brain
Lorena Gale—Je Me Souviens
Patti Flather—West Edmonton Mall
Briar Grace-Smith—Nga Pou Wahine
Lynda Chanwai Earle—Ka-Shue (Letters Home)
Ann St. James—Queen of Spades
Yvette Nolan—Annie Mae’s Movement
Kim Renders—Motherhood, Madness and the Shape of the Universe
Katherine Koller—Madonna of the Wilderness
Alexandria Haber—Birthmarks
Marianne Ackerman—Meanwhile, Goodbye
Ann Lambert—Ask Your Mother
Svetlana Zylin—Obsidian & Taking Care of Numero Uno
Linda Hutsell-Manning—Agnes
Alice Major—Saint Marina
Shirley Barrie—Transition
Anna Fuerstenberg—Why I Sleep Alone
Gloria Montero—Frida K.

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Going it alone is a fact of life for many women. Expressing different points of view and walks of life, this collection of plays for one voice explores the joys and sorrows, loves and losses in the lives of women. The wide-ranging subject matter is as various as the challenge of growing up and away, of confronting difficult career and family paths, of trying to hold on to love or integrity--and all of the other big questions that make up what life is like at the beginning of the 21st century.

About the Author:

Kit Brennan was born in Vancouver and grew up in Kingston, Ontario. She currently lives in Montreal where she is a faculty member of the Theatre Department at Concordia University. Spring Planting was the winner of the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild Literary Award. Brennan’s other plays include Tiger’s Heart, winner of the National Playwrighting Competition, Magpie, winner of the Grain Drama Award, Hunger Striking and Having.

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