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Drama Gay & Lesbian

Freda & Jem's Best of the Week

by (author) Lo Fine

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2016
Gay & Lesbian, Women Authors, Canadian
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Jem is a self-described butch dyke from Montreal who always imagined spending her life in bars and having multiple flings. When she meets Freda, a woman who exposes Jem’s vulnerabilities, her preconceived notions of who she is become moot as she finds herself partnered in a long-term relationship with kids. Which she surprisingly loves—most of the time. But that’s all changing as Jem and Freda’s marriage shifts from one of love and lust to one of gripes and grumbles. Freda & Jem’s Best of the Week is a love story that explores the struggle for identity as a couple reconciles a new way of loving one another while accepting their new familial reality.

About the author

Lo Fine has been widely published in anthologies, newspapers, magazines, and journals across various genres. Her article “Outlaw Moms,” first published in NOW Magazine and later in the anthology Who’s Your Daddy?, documents her and others’ successful Ontario charter challenge regarding queer parenting. Lois lives in Toronto.

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  • Nominated, Lambda Award for Best LGBTQ Drama

Editorial Reviews

“A delightful creation that shatters stereotypes… this unusually usual family, is universal and will appeal to all.”

My Gay Toronto

“This play is a dramatic poem, which theatrically documents major social change in the 21st century—the re-invention of family, the seismic shifts happening in our perception of gender… a brave and groundbreaking play.”

Judith Thompson, Governor General’s Literary Award–winning author