Hunger

By (author): Meghan Greeley

***2022 BMO WINTERSET AWARD – FINALIST***

A play about currency during wartime, survival, and the power dynamic between protectors and the protected.

In an isolated farmhouse during a period of ethnic cleansing, Johanna and Max attempt to perform an act of selflessness by hiding two persecuted individuals, a musician and a scholar, in an alcove behind their walls. When the money runs out, they are forced to take in a third refugee, a little girl whose father is willing to pay handsomely for her safety. But the alcove isn’t big enough for three, and as the war outside reaches a deafening climax, hunger reduces the protectors and the protected alike to a surreal state of desperation.

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Meghan Greeley

Meghan Greeley is a writer, editor, performer, and director originally from Corner Brook, NL. Her poetry, prose, and scripts have been published in The Stockholm Review of Literature, Ephemera, Metatron’s ÖMËGÄ project, Riddle Fence, Humber Mouths 2, The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Drama (Vol. 1), and the Playwrights Canada Press anthology Long Story Short. She was a 2016 nominee for the RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwrights Prize and is currently the Writer in Residence at Memorial University. Her play Hunger was shortlisted for the 2023 Winterset Award. Her stage plays have been produced in Toronto, Halifax, and across the island of Newfoundland. She currently lives in St. John’s, NL.


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“Meghan Greeley’s two-act, five-character play isn’t a total fit with this genre, but Hunger is somewhat circular, with askew dialogue and cutaway violence; it’s reminiscent of Caryl Churchill’s Far Away and a haunting read.”


– Saltwire

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***2022 BMO WINTERSET AWARD – FINALIST***

A play about currency during wartime, survival, and the power dynamic between protectors and the protected.

In an isolated farmhouse during a period of ethnic cleansing, Johanna and Max attempt to perform an act of selflessness by hiding two persecuted individuals, a musician and a scholar, in an alcove behind their walls. When the money runs out, they are forced to take in a third refugee, a little girl whose father is willing to pay handsomely for her safety. But the alcove isn’t big enough for three, and as the war outside reaches a deafening climax, hunger reduces the protectors and the protected alike to a surreal state of desperation.

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Dimensions:

80 Pages
8.375in * 5.575in *
0.1kg

Published:

March 22, 2022

City of Publication:

St. John’s

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781550819298

Book Subjects:

DRAMA / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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