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Pig Girl

Pig Girl

By Colleen Murphy
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Death, Grief & Loss, Award Winners, Women Writers
Casting: 2 f, 2 m
Duration: 90 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770914469, 80 pages, November 2015
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770914483, 80 pages, November 2015
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770914476, 80 pages, November 2015


  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama 2016
  • Winner, Carol Bolt Award 2014


At 4:00 a.m. on a secluded farm, a woman fights to take her life back from a serial killer as her desperate sister and a haunted police officer reach across time and distance in an attempt to rescue her.


“It’s a powerful and provocative story, told with beauty and utter fearlessness.” —Paula Simmons, The Edmonton Journal

“Pig Girl succeeds not only in giving voice to the dead but by vocalising an important social injustice of its own: a missing prostitute is distinctly different from a missing person.” —Alecia Marshall, British Theatre Guide

“ . . . a deeply feminist, profoundly political work.”—Alex Ramon, Public Reviews, London UK

“Murphy’s work is refreshingly unpredictable...She is a keen observer, a shrewd and independent-minded analyst. And a terrific writer, with un-showy, economical dialogue, and tightly structured action. . .Building tension, never sensationalizing, or exploiting the suffering of the victim she shows—a bright student sunk into drug-addiction and lured to the farm by promises of new pharmaceuticals—Murphy gives depth to each character.” —Timothy Ramsden, ReviewsGate, London UK