Ally and Josh spend every summer with their father as he goes from small town to small town, working for a construction company in America. But this summer is different. This is the summer they grow up.
The Nails is a play about family. It is a play about faith. And it captures a world of freedom and extremism in all directions; love and cruelty exist within the same space here. And sometimes they feel like the same thing.
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News & Reviews
“It’s the beauty of the unbreakable bond between a teenage brother and sister that makes this drama so remarkable.” —NOW Magazine
About the Author
Jason Maghanoy is a graduate of McGill University and the National Theatre School of Canada. His plays include Throat, Hangman, Heart, Gas, Dust, The Corner, and The Nails. Jason has been the playwright-in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille and Young People’s Theatre, a member of the Banff Playwrights Retreat, a former member of the Tarragon Playwrights Unit, a finalist for the Soulpepper Academy, a member of the Playwrights Retreat at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, a finalist for the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Fellowship at Juilliard, and a finalist for the 2017 K.M. Hunter Artist Awards. Currently, he is the playwright-in-residence at theatrefront. He also works in corporate partnership development and community engagement.