Winner of the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition
A heart-warming new comedy about a loving but dysfunctional family in the throes of a Christmas crisis. The Norbals will make you feel a whole lot better about those strange people you call relatives. Danny and Penny are broke, Randall is a narcoleptic, Bee wants a sex change, Mom decides to celebrate Winter Solstice instead of Christmas–but Sean’s surprise outdoes them all!
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“The Norbals puts a fresh, wildly funny face on family.” —Winnipeg Sun
About the Author
Brian Drader is an actor, writer, teacher, and dramaturge who makes his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His plays have been produced in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Awards for his writing include the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Award, the Philadelphia Brick Playhouse New Play Award, and the Lambda Literary Award for Drama (USA). His play Prok was also nominated for the Governor General’s award and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year. Brian’s other plays include Liar, The Norbals, S*it (a play for teens), The Fruit Machine, Curtsy, and To Be Frank. Brian served as the Director of Playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal from 2004 to 2017, and is presently the Executive Director of the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.