Why I Chose This Play

Why I Chose This Play – Yaga

Kat Sandler is a particularly smart and cheeky writer. Her plays feel modern, and her ideas are unique. She explores topics and themes that are completely her own—she is a true original. And this play—so different from her previous writing—is a thrilling mix of murder, mystery, and myth—expertly woven together into a dazzling whole.

What thrills me most of all is that women are centred in this play. Kat has written a play that spotlights the power, the strength, and the intelligence of women. And that’s why I chose this play: to celebrate, in Kat’s words, “wise, witchy, powerful women everywhere.”

—Michael Shamata, Artistic Director