Happy Place


Pamela Mala Sinha

About the Book

Seven women living in an inpatient-care facility try to find a way to fit into a world that can’t respond to their pain. But these broken women are the ones who can teach one another how to live. Happy Place is a glimpse into lives filled with courage, compassion and startling surprise, lives which — in many ways — are not so different from our own. 

“While there are no easy answers to these women’s troubled lives, they have, in part through sharing with the others, found individual paths on which they can move forward… We go on the journey with them and find something hopeful within ourselves, too.” Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

About the Author

Pamela Mala Sinha is an award-winning Canadian actress and playwright. Selected theatre credits include Happy Place (Soulpepper), Nirbhaya (Assembly Theatre/UK, NY), and The Little Years (Stratford Production/Tarragon Theatre). Selected TV/Film: three seasons on ER (NBC), Huff (HBO), Traders, Live from Baghdad, Breakaway, and What We Have.

Pamela was the recipient of Canada’s prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Lead Actress for her solo debut play, Crash (Scirocco Drama), also included in Bloomsbury’s (UK) anthology Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors. Crash toured to New York with Soulpepper Theatre in July 2017, and will continue touring internationally through 2018. Pamela’s new commission with Soulpepper, New, is a play inspired by her parents’ immigration to Canada and their coming of age. Pamela is in development on the feature film adaptation of Happy Place with Sienna Films and director Helen Shaver, slated for production in early 2018.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
116 pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in