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Such Creatures

by (author) Judith Thompson

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
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    May 2011
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    Sep 2010
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Two characters and two monologues, tied together across time and place, their stories a candid pursuit of hope and empathy, even in the face of an unbelievably cruel world. Judith Thompson's Such Creatures portrays her raw style of storytelling and showcases her incessant quest to understand the dark, neglected, and troubling corners of society. Both unbelievably cruel and unbelievably human, Such Creatures is an awe-inspiring portrayal of the breadth of the human spirit.

About the author


Judith Thompson is a two-time winner of the Governor Generalâ??s Literary Award for White Biting Dog and The Other Side of the Dark. In 2006 she was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada and in 2008 she was awarded the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Palace of the End. Judith is a professor of drama at the University of Guelph and lives with her husband and five children in Toronto.



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  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Editorial Reviews

"Such Creatures is certainly audacious, drawing parallels between Auschwitz and the streets of contemporary Toronto, while throwing ideas about homelessness and sexual orientation into the mix."

Toronto Star

"Such Creatures confronts audiences with pain, rage, fear and unimaginable choices. True to form, Thompson handles the harshest realities of human existence with sensitivity, artistry and always hope."

Plank Magazine

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