About the Book
Nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including Best New Play
In Morwyn Brebner’s stunning playwriting debut, Veleska Gert–1930s cabaret star, avant-garde performance artist–explains life, love, and art from her own unique perspective. By turns hilarious and moving, Music for a Contortionist is a wild ride.
News & Reviews
“[A] brilliant monologue… a sparkling and twisting metaphor for performance… powerful.” —The Globe & Mail
“Quirky and sardonic… laced with acid-tinged zingers.” —NOW Magazine
About the Author
Morwyn Brebner is a Canadian playwright, television writer and producer, known as creator and producer of the television series Rookie Blue, Saving Hope, and Coroner. Born in Cardiff, Wales and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Brebner is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Her plays include Music for Contortionist (nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play,) Liquor Guns Karate, Little Mercy’s First Murder (winner of the Dora Award for Outstanding New Musical,) The Optimists (a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for English-language drama in 2006,) Love Among the Russians, The President, and Heartbreaker. She was also the English translator of Évelyne de la Chenelière’s plays Strawberries in January (Des fraises en janvier), Bashir Lazhar, and Public Disorder (Désordre public), and of Serge Boucher’s Motel Hélène. Morwyn and her husband, playwright Michael Healey, live in Toronto.