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The power of an abuser

January 12th, 2022

Amy Rutherford

Playwright Amy Rutherford, who divides her time between Toronto and Vancouver, has published Mortified (Playwrights Canada Press $18.95) about a woman who runs into her former abuser and is surprised by the power he still holds over her. In an attempt to uncover the truth of what really happened between them, she recalls her adolescent self: a synchronized swimmer struggling to make sense of the world around her. Humorous and dark, Mortified explores sex, shame and transformation and how we reckon with the traumatic experiences that have shaped us. Rutherford has worked in TV, film and theatre for twenty years. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and the Stratford Festival’s Birmingham Conservatory. Previous plays that Rutherford has co-written include The Public Servant and Out of the Woods. 9780369102935

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