About the Author

Judith Thompson

 

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.

 

 

Books by this Author
Body & Soul

Body & Soul

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian
More Info
Capture Me
Excerpt

JERRY: "When I left him he said he would give me seven years of freedom and then he would come and he would carve my heart out, like those teenage soldiers in Sierra Leone. (beat) It's been seven years, exactly."

close this panel
Collected Works

Collected Works

Judith Thompson, Vol. 1
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian
More Info
Enoch Arden in the Hope Shelter

Enoch Arden in the Hope Shelter

Based on Tennyson's Enoch Arden and the melodrama by Richard Strauss
by Judith Thompson
introduction by Maria Lamont
edition:Paperback
More Info

Fierce

Five Plays for High Schools
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian
More Info
Excerpt

Fall 2007. A public high school in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. BEFORE: A high school band classroom. Four students wait in their own worlds. They have their instruments out. TRUMPET: I joined band to meet girls. PERCUSSION: I joined band to meet girls. KEYS: I joined band because our school doesn't have a drama program. Or a choir. Or a dance team. TROMBONE: I didn't join band. They asked me to join because they didn't have any low brass and I already played for the Cadet Tri-Service Band, so I--THE OTHERS: We know. BARI: I asked to play trumpet but they said they already had one and "I look strong enough" so I should play bari sax. Now I drag this to school using like a luggage cart and a bunch of bungee cords. Guess who didn't get asked to semi? ALL EXCEPT TROMBONE: Me. A shift. TROMBONE: I'm taking this girl to Halifax who goes to different--THE OTHERS: We know. KEYS: Where is he? TRUMPET: Maybe he bailed. PERCUSSION: Maybe he's fallen into one of the parking lot potholes. BARI: They'll never find him. TROMBONE noisily empties the spit valve of his trombone onto some paper towel on the floor. KEYS pretends to throw up. TRUMPET: Where's everybody else? BARI: (Sucking on her reed.) Oh, this is one hundred percent it. TRUMPET: Shit, eh. (TROMBONE plays a wha-whaaa slide. It sounds like disappointment. PERCUSSION tries to spin drumstick.) PERCUSSION: What's the rules, if he's not here by quarter after we can go, right? And not get docked for it? KEYS: Where're you trynna be? PERCUSSION: Anywhere he isn't fucking spraying. (TROMBONE empties more spit.) BARI: Were we supposed to prepare anything? TRUMPET: No. This school's so fucking relieved to have some actual artsy stuff going on, we can't go wrong. We're doing them a favour. I can't even play the trumpet. PERCUSSION: Actually? KEYS: C'mon. BARI: (Still sucking on her reed.) Are you being serious? TRUMPET: It's three buttons. How hard can it be? (Everyone stares at him.) TRUMPET: Oh my GOD, I'm kidding. I play. (TRUMPET plays a few notes. It isn't good.) KEYS: This was a terrible idea.

close this panel
Habitat

Habitat

by Judith Thompson
introduction by Iris Turcott
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian
More Info
Lion In The Streets

Lion In The Streets

by Judith Thompson
introduction by Ric Knowles
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : canadian
More Info

Sled

by Judith Thompson
introduction by Ann Wilson
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian
More Info
Such Creatures

Such Creatures

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian
More Info
The Crackwalker

The Crackwalker

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback
tagged : canadian
More Info
She Speaks

She Speaks

Monologues for Women
edited by Judith Thompson
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
More Info
Show editions
close this panel

User Activity

more >
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...