- Winner, Prism/UBC Creative Writing Department Award 2001
The Driver family struggles to cope with an accident that robs them of a mother, leaving them to care for her as she fights to regain her memory. Touching and powerful, Good Mother examines the ties that hold a family together and the crises that draw them apart. A compelling drama by one of Canada’s most promising young playwrights.
"An astonishing work. A singularly accomplished piece… a clear-eyed examination of a group of ordinary people coping with the process of adjustment, of survival, of learning the necessity of moving on. " —Jamie Portman, Southam Newspapers
"A powerful new play… in Good Mother Atkins has created something of great beauty. " —John Coulbourn, Toronto Sun