In Care


Kenneth T. Williams

Nominated for the Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards

About the Book

In Care is about a mother’s quest to get her children out of foster care. Janice Fisher has not had an easy life. She worked the streets as a teenager, was addicted to cocaine, and had her first daughter taken from her when she was just 15.

But she’s since turned her life around, and is a good mother to three happy girls — until a false accusation gets them apprehended by foster care. Now, Janice is trapped in the system like a butterfly in a spider’s web: the more she struggles to get out the more stuck she gets.

In care is both an indictment of the racism that’s inherent in our system and a tribute to the strength people as disadvantaged as Janice must have in order to survive.

About the Author

Kenneth T. Williams is a Cree playwright from the George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan, and is the first Indigenous person to earn an MFA in playwriting from the University of Alberta. His plays Café Daughter, Gordon Winter, Thunderstick, Bannock Republic, Suicide Notes, and Three Little Birds have been produced across Canada, most of which have been published by Scirocco Drama.

Kenneth is the playwright-in-residence and teaches playwriting for the Drama Department at the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre, the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and the Literary Managers and Dramatrugs of the Americas.

He lives in Saskatoon and is active in the local theatre community as a member of the board of Live Five Independent Theatre.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
60pp 5.5 x 8.5 in