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Mortified

Mortified

By Amy Rutherford
Subjects: Theatre for Young Audiences, By Age — 15–18, Women Writers, Ontario Playwrights, Dating & Sex, Coming of Age
Casting: 8 f, 1 m, doubling
Duration: 115 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369102935, 128 pages, January 2022
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369102942, 250 pages, January 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369102959, 250 pages, January 2022

Awards

  • Winner, Carol Bolt Award 2019

Description

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 really happened between them, she recalls her adolescent self: a 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.

Reviews

“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

“The very fearlessness of Mortified is the biggest strength in a play that has many.”

- Janet Smith, Georgia Straight

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