Magpie by Katherine Koller

Drama/ 4 characters, 2 Men, 2 Women/ One Act

Synopsis: Magpie is an overweight parolee surveillance officer. Her charge, Reggie, lives in the basement of her apartment block. Reggie has been convicted of sexual assault and murder — and now he has designs on Magpie.

“Because of her past, [Magpie} has never gotten along with men. Reggie, this week’s new transient . . . soon finds out that he has met his match in the boisterous landlord. The intensity between the two swells to a thrilling conclusion.” – Derek Loewen, The Uniter


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Contact information:
Amateur and professional rights:
Katherine Koller
11615-77 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T6G 0M4
Phone: (780) 436-7272
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About the Playwright: Katherine Koller lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and writes for radio, stage and screen. Her one-acts, including Cowboy Boots and a Corsage, have been produced at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, on CBC radio, and across the country. Some of her full-length plays concern the pressures of science and technology on family relationships, often with the land or some element of nature playing a character part. Coal Valley: the Making of a Miner(2005) is included in The Alberta Advantage, published by Playwrights Canada Press. The Seed Savers (2009) received its premiere at Workshop West Theatre. Katherine teaches in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.

Magpie was first produced at the Jagged Edge Lunchbox Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta in 2001.

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