Within the Glass


Anna Chatterton

About the Book

Two very different couples meet after a critical mistake at a fertility clinic: a fertilized egg has been implanted into the wrong woman. Over the course of an awkward and absurd evening, they fight to determine the uncertain future of their IVF child. The situation forces each of them to reassess their relationships, the depths of their desire to parent, and their hopes for the future.

About the Author

Anna Chatterton is a librettist, playwright and performer. She has been nominated three times for the K.M. Hunter Award for Theatre and has her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. As a librettist her work includes Swoon (Canadian Opera Company), Rocking Horse Winner (Tapestry Opera) and Crush (COC and the Banff Centre). Anna works frequently with composer Juliet Palmer’s company Urbanvessel, whose work includes Voice-Box (World Stage/ Harbourfront Centre), Stitch (Theatre Centre) and Sweat (Center for Contemporary Opera) in Brooklyn, NY. Stitch was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Opera.

Anna’s plays include Quiver (Nightwood Theatre) and Within the Glass (Tarragon Theatre) and she has been a Playwright in Residence at Tarragon Theatre since 2011. She also writes and performs with Evalyn Parry and Karin Randoja in the acclaimed feminist theatre collective Independent Aunties. The Aunties have created six shows together, including Clean Irene and Dirty Maxine (Theatre Passe Muraille, SummerWorks Award for Best New Play), Frances, Mathilda and Tea (Theatre Passe Muraille), Breakfast (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and the Theatre Centre) and Gertrude and Alice (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Dora Mavor Moore nominations for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Ensemble). Anna was also honoured with a Toronto Critics Award for her role as Alice.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
96 pp 5.5 x 8.5 in