The Josephine Knot
After Samantha's grandma dies, her fractured family is summoned to pick through the house full of belongings and trash, leaving Post-it notes on whatever they want to take. Between old napkins, a closet full of ketchup packets, and a freezer full of rotting meat are gems like a grandfather clock and plastic deer lawn statuettes that hold more sentiment. While Samantha's divorced, estranged father David sifts through memories, all she wants is to find a simple object that could represent her place in the family. When other family members arrive, tug of wars and passive-aggressive conversations commence. In a house full of junk and sadness, it comes down to Samantha and David to find their way back to each other.
- Paperback | 80 pages
- 140 x 213 x 5mm | 91g
- 20 Sep 2018
- Playwrights Canada Press
"Josephine avoids the obvious trappings of family feuds and instead sifts through the emotional debris resulting when a family's matriarch finally falls." --Monday Magazine
About Meg Braem
Meg Braem's plays have won the Alberta Literary Award for Drama and the Alberta Playwriting Competition, and Blood: A Scientific Romance was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. Her work has been presented at the Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Lunchbox Theatre, the Belfry Theatre, Sage Theatre, Sparrow and Finch Theatre, Theatre Transit, Atomic Vaudeville, and Intrepid Theatre. She is a past member of the Citadel Playwrights Forum and was a playwright-in-residence at Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre. Her next book, Feminist Resistance: A Graphic Approach (co-authored with Norah Bowman and Domique Hui), will be published by University of Toronto Press in 2018. Meg currently lives in Edmonton as the Lee Playwright in Residence at the University of Alberta.