The Monument

By (author): Colleen Wagner

Stetko is the model boy next door and the son of middle-class parents, but when war arrives it forever changes his life. Although he does nothing more than follow his commanding officer’s orders, when the war is over he stands accused of terrible crimes. A profoundly affecting two-person drama that reminds us of the faceless horror of war, and of the guilt which whole nations must carry on their shoulders. Wagner’s play goes to the heart of man’s inhumanity in war time.


Colleen Wagner

Colleen Wagner was born in Alberta and studied at the Ontario College of Art and the University of Toronto. Her first play, Sand, was on the final shortlist for best international play at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England, in 1989. She won the 1996 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for The Monument, which continues to be produced internationally and is translated into half a dozen languages. She teaches at York University and divides her time between a farm in New Brunswick and Toronto.


  • Governor General’s Literary Award 1996, Winner
  • Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play 1996, Short-listed
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    112 Pages
    7.69in * 5.10in * .32in


    October 15, 2010



    9780887549465 – EPUB

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    Book Subjects:

    DRAMA / Canadian



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