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Good Mother

Good Mother

By Damien Atkins
Subjects: Death, Grief & Loss, Ontario Playwrights, Family Life, Community Theatre Picks, Large Cast
Casting: 5 f, 5 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548536, 136 pages, February 2009
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770912465, 136 pages, February 2009


  • 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