Drama: Pilot Episode

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Coach House Books, 2012 - Drama - 111 pages
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Dr. Penelope Douglas is an ex-forensic psychiatrist looking for a fresh start in a styling western boomtown, but on her first day practicing in her boutique suite, a young television writer hangs himself in her subway-tiled bathroom. A dissection of contemporary television drama through the eyes of the dead writer reveals to Penelope an unsettling connection between the forty-four-minute television hour and the disintegration of the human soul. But it isn't untilPenelope's oil wife friend pronounces Penelope her unborn baby's spiritual godmother that Dr. Douglas takes the dive into the uncharted waters of her own unconscious to break the spell that has the frontier in its filthy grip. Will Dr. Douglas be able to find heart in this wild new landscape? Will she have to smudge her lipstick to 'cowboy up'? Drama, the long-awaited new play by the master of edgy dark humour, has all the answers.

 

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Karen Hines is the author of Hello...Hello (A Romantic Satire) and The Pochsy Plays, both published by Coach House Books. Her plays and short films featuring her character Pochsy have been presented internationally and have won many production and literary awards and nominations including finalist for the Governor General's Award for Drama. A Second City alumna, Karen has also appeared in numerous television and film productions and is the award-winning director of cult horror clowns Mump & Smoot. She lives in Calgary.

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