About the Book
Nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including Best New PlayIn 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‘s debut play, Music for Contortionist (Scirocco Drama, 2001), was co-produced by the Shaw Festival and the Tarragon Theatre in 2000 and nominated for a Dora and a Chalmers award. Other plays include Liquor Guns Karate and the musical Little Mercy’s First Murder (Scirocco Drama, 2004) (with composers Paul Sportelli and Jay Turvey; winner of seven Dora Mavor Moore awards, including outstanding new musical). The Optimists (Scirocco Drama, 2005) was nominated for five Betty Mitchell awards, including best new play (Theatre Junction, Calgary). Brebner is a graduate of the National Theatre School and a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.