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Amy Rutherford holding a copy of Mortified

Meet the Author: Amy Rutherford

By Jessica Lewis Date: March 01, 2022 Tags: Meet the Author

Meet the author of the fearless Mortified—Amy Rutherford!

Describe yourself in one sentence.
I will make a five-course meal out of the leftovers in my fridge. 

Tell us a little bit about your new book.
Mortified is a play about a very curious teenage synchronized swimmer who gets herself into a lot of trouble.

What’s something unique about you or something you like to do?
I enjoy laborious and challenging activities. I come from a long line of stonemasons and I think that hard work runs in my blood.  

What does your happy place look like?
My dog, sleeping in her bed after a long run.

What is something you’re curious about?
Real estate.

What are some of your favorite plays?
During COVID, some friends and I started a play-reading group on Zoom. Some highlights were: Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury and Fefu and Her Friends by María Irene Fornés. I always enjoy a good Albee play. Will Eno. Tennessee Williams is the G.O.A.T.

What are you reading these days?
I have been reading a lot of contemporary female writers. We, Jane by Aimee Wall, Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk. Fight Night by Miriam Toews.

What’s something that makes you laugh?
When my nephew tells local firefighters and heavy machine operators how to do their jobs.

Learn more about Amy Rutherford:
Amy Rutherford is a Canadian playwright and actress who has worked for twenty years in TV, film, and theatre with some of the country’s leading artists. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and the Stratford Festival’s Birmingham Conservatory, Amy has co-written several plays, including The Public Servant and Out of the Woods. She currently divides her time between Toronto and Vancouver with her partner Jonathon Young.

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