Happy Book Birthday to Megan Gail Coles on the publication of her book SQUAWK, which has just been released by Playwrights Canada Press!
From the Publisher: “This daring new play from Newfoundland playwright Megan Gail Coles showcases a bold and refreshing approach to theatre for young audiences. Coles deftly interweaves Canada’s colonial history with online gaming as our Indigenous protagonist struggles to understand and reconcile her past, present and future.
Annie Runningbird doesn’t have time for the games boys want her to play. She’s aging out of foster care on her next birthday. The system has decided she is an adult, so Annie must make adult decisions. Where will she live? How will she make money? Demanding grown-up choices preoccupy the young girl’s mind as she navigates relationships with boys and men in her company. Does she like Isaac, a cute yet naive boy she met at the mall food court? Can she trust Louis, her older and increasingly overbearing foster care worker? Who can Annie depend on in her ever-shifting world? This intel is important. Because Annie needs to win the very real game she’s playing. She must save herself to save the day.”
Rights Sold: World English, Playwrights Canada Press Ltd.
The French edition of Megan Gail Coles’ THE EATING HABITS OF THE CHRONICALLY LONESOME, entitled in French Les habitudes alimentaires des mal-aimés, publishes today with Editions Marchand de Feuilles. Happy book birthday to Megan!
THE EATING HABITS OF THE CHRONICALLY LONESOME is a collection of short stories, previously published in English by Killick Press, that explores starvation and consumption in each story.
Check out an early review of the collection from Le Devoir: www.ledevoir.com/culture/livres/491351/fiction-canadienne-en-manger-toute-une
We are happy to share that SQUAWK by playwright Meg Coles has been nominated for a METAs – Montreal English Theatre Awards in the category of Outstanding New Text (Original or Adaptation)! Congratulations Megan!
The winners will be announced at the Rialto Theatre for the 4th Annual Ceremony on October 24th, 2016.
For more information about the Montreal English Theatre Awards and to view the shortlists, please visit metas.ca/.