Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Drama
What happens when a professional woman finds out she’s pregnant and delivers a little girl only six months into her pregnancy? The reality of giving birth to a one lb. 15-ounce baby is at the centre of Miracle Mother, a play about premature birth and neo-natal care, but it is also a heartfelt and wickedly funny look at the entire birth experience, especially as reflected in the mother-daughter relationship.
News & Reviews
“… one the year’s most inventive and hilarious comedies.” —Toronto Star
“The dialogue was written with a keen sense of understanding that never preached or apologized for the shortcomings of the characters, just allowed us to take in the art of theatre.” —Theatrum
About the Author
Deborah Kimmett is a Toronto playwright, screenwriter, and comedian. Kimmett was involved for many years with Toronto’s Second City, where she wrote and performed in three revues, directed two shows for the company’s London offshoot, and was resident artistic director of the National Company for two years. Deborah’s plays include Miracle Mother (a finalist for the Governor General’s Award in 1995,) Real Women Don’t Whine, and The Bhodi Tree. Kimmett has also published the humour books Reality Is Overrated and That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funnier, and the novel Outrunning Crazy. She has made 26 guest appearances on the CBC Radio comedy series The Debaters, is a regular at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and works as a motivational speaker teaching organizations how to deal with change. She and Lee Anne McAlear host a regular podcast called Improv: The Heart of Innovation.