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April 2019 Fiction: Canadian

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Nails, The
By (author): Jason Maghanoy
9781927922484 Paperback, Trade English General Trade DRAMA / Canadian Apr 01, 2019
$15.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.25 in 80 pages J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing Scirocco Drama
Ally and Josh spend every summer with their father as he goes from small town to small town working for a construction company in America. But this summer is different. This is the summer they grow up. The Nails is a play about family. It is a play about faith. And it captures a world of freedom and extremism in all directions; love and cruelty exist within the same space here. Sometimes they feel like the same thing.

Jason Maghanoy is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, was a member of the Banff Playwrights Colony, and a finalist for the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Fellowship at Juilliard. He has been a member of the Tarragon Playwrights Unit, Playwright-In-Residence at Theatre Passe Muraille, and Playwright-In-Residence at Young Peoples Theatre. He has received grants for his work from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts, and his plays have been presented and produced in Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, New York and Japan. His play Throat received second place in the Uprising National Playwriting Competition (2010); his play Hangman won the 2011 Write-On-Q Playwriting Competition in Quebec; and Heart won the 2013 Mario Fraati-Fred Newman Political Play Contest in New York City. His plays Gas and Dust were published by Scirocco Drama, and his play The Corner was published in The Canadian Theatre Review. His plays have been taught at McGill University, Humber College, the National Theatre School of Canada, and Smith College. Most recently, Jason was he playwright-in-residence at fu-GEN, was a 2017 Finalist for the K.M. Hunter Artist Awards, and a member of the 2017 Stratford Playwrights Retreat.

"It's the beauty of the unbreakable bond between a teenage brother and sister that makes this drama so remarkable." -NOW Magazine

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