By (author): Kat Sandler

She’s more than just a wicked old witch. Baba Yaga is a legend, usually known as that elderly woman who lives alone in the woods and grinds the bones of the wicked. But what if she was actually a sexy, smart, modern woman operating off of morally ambiguous motives? 

A detective finds himself in a small, isolated town asking, what does the disappearance of the young heir to a yogurt empire have to do with some random lore about an old witch? Matched by an apprehensive local sheriff, a university professor with a taste for younger men, and a whole cast of curious characters, the Slavic myth of Baba Yaga twists into a new labyrinth of secret lives, ancient magic, and multiple suspects. 

This genre-bending comedic fairy tale meets thrilling whodunit gives voice to an antihero of epic proportions while interrogating how her story has historically been told by men. From now on, you’ll remember the name Baba Yaga for the right reasons.


Kat Sandler

Kat Sandler is a writer, director and Artistic Director of Theatre Brouhaha. She has written fifteen original plays since 2011, and directed fourteen of them. She was a member of the 2014 Tarragon Playwrights Unit, where she developed Mustard, which won the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (General Division), and her play Bang Bang was nominated for the same award in 2018. She was the 2015 recipient of NOW Magazine’s Audience Choice Award for Best Director and Best Playwright. Kat is a graduate of the Queen’s University drama program. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, and writes in coffee shops and bars.


“Kat Sandler has taken a folk tale and made it her own”
“Sandler has triumphantly reclaimed the evil-woman myth. Move over, Wicked and Maleficent, and welcome Yaga to the sisterhood.”
“This one will get people talking.”
“Though we may have other stories about Ukraine and bad men lighting up the world stage these days, this one’s much more fun.”


  • Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play 2020, Nominated
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    168 Pages
    8.40in * 5.40in * .60in


    January 31, 2023



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    DRAMA / Women Authors



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