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Good Mother

Good Mother

By Damien Atkins
Subjects: Death, Grief & Loss, Community Theatre Picks, Large Cast, Ontario Playwrights, Family Life
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