- Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama 2012
- Winner, Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights 2011
A deal has been struck between two men in India—twenty-one hundred rupees in exchange for a young village woman named Rekha. Sent to Calcutta without knowing why, Rekha finds herself in the confines of a brothel with Jamuna, a prostitute and madam, who is resigned to her trade. In these conditions, Rekha must shape her destiny and find inner liberty.
"Roy's convincing dialogue shows how a disturbing semblance of domesticity persists in this horrible environment." —NOW Magazine
"Brothel #9 is her most ambitious, hardest hitting play to date." —Lynn Slotkin