- Winner, Carol Bolt Award 2019
A woman runs into her former abuser and is surprised by the power he still holds over her. In an attempt to uncover the truth of what happened between them, she recalls her adolescent self: a fourteen-year-old synchronized swimmer struggling to make sense of the world around her. Humorous and dark, Mortified explores sex, shame, and transformation and how we reckon with the traumatic experiences that have shaped us.
“The very fearlessness of Mortified is the biggest strength in a play that has many. ”- Janet Smith, Georgia Straight
“Taking on the suffocating feeling of a young woman dealing with sexual assault and trauma, Mortified does so with grace and humour. It is a beautiful and memorable piece of theatre that will not be easily forgotten. ”- Katie Gartlan-Close, Vancouver Presents
“Mortified feels whole and perfect in the same way that a body can feel whole and perfect: it’s just that organic, sensual—and complicated. ”- Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca