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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.


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

“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

“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