By (author): Christine Quintana

A new year of high school is full of excitement and potential—but three teens didn’t expect it to bring such a dark change to their lives. After spending a summer reinventing herself in Paris, Emma is ready for her new life to start, while her best friend Lily is eager for them to reconnect. Lily throws a last-minute party fuelled by alcohol and Instagram, which leads to a long-awaited encounter between Emma and Lily’s older brother Chris. But the next day Emma feels that something went terribly wrong. When a doctor’s appointment and a visit from police confirm that there was a sexual assault at the party, and the whole school turns against Emma, the three friends grapple with what actually happened between Emma and Chris. This smart and intense play about the complexities of relationships and community opens up a much-needed conversation about the nature of consent.


Christine Quintana

Christine Quintana is a theatre artist living and working on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. Creation highlights include Clean/Espejos (Neworld Theatre and South Coast Repertory), Never The Last (co-created with Molly MacKinnon), Selfie (commissioned by Théâtre la Seizième in French, and Young People’s Theatre in English), Good Things To Do (rEvolver Festival and FoldA), and upcoming commissions from the Arts Club Theatre Company and Belfry Theatre. She’s the winner of a Dora Mavor Moore Award, Jessie Richardson Award, Tom Hendry Award, and the Siminovitch Protégé Prize, and is a Governor General’s Literary Award nominee. Christine is a proud co-founding member of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of British Columbia.


“Quintana’s writing is natural, bitingly funny, and heartfelt. All three characters are wholly developed and vividly real . . . by deconstructing rape culture and exploring consent in smart, engaging, entertaining, and emotionally fulfilling ways . . . this is required theatre for everyone.”
“Quintana’s temerity for making very polemical issues appear equivocal and challenging is a sincere compliment to her teenage viewers.”


  • Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (TYA) 2018, Winner
  • Tom Hendry Award for Theatre for Young Audiences 2018, Winner
  • Governor General’s Literary Award 2021, Nominated
  • The Sydney Risk Prize 2015, Winner
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    104 Pages
    8.40in * 5.32in * .25in


    November 23, 2020



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