Janet Hinton

Janet Hinton

Canadian playwright Janet Hinton writes in a variety of styles and her work is always dynamic. Twice winner of the Alberta Playwrights’ Network Awardand nominated for an Edmonton Sterling award, Janet’s plays have been produced in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Her experience as a volunteer in Africa lead to the creation of plays Batturi and Delicate State Disturbed and to her currently evolving novel...
Canadian playwright Janet Hinton writes in a variety of styles and her work is always dynamic. Twice winner of the Alberta Playwrights’ Network Awardand nominated for an Edmonton Sterling award, Janet’s plays have been produced in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Her experience as a volunteer in Africa lead to the creation of plays Batturi and Delicate State Disturbed and to her currently evolving novel, Rooting. Her work as an improvisational theatre instructor inspired Moon Reachers. Janet’s 2016 Theatre BC award- winning play Aiming to Float reflects her experience as a patient and facilitator at a pain clinic. It was developed with help from the Playwright Theatre Centre Writers Colony program and was read at the Ruby Theatre Festival in September, 2016. She is developing a one man show for her partner, actor/director David Mann.

Plays

  • Aiming To Float

    With her volatile marriage in crisis, Chris struggles to commit to her pain rehabilitation. Her exercise therapist Justin is equally attracted to and repelled by Chris’s obnoxious personality, and in his psychotherapy sessions he reluctantly discusses his confusion. Both Chris and Justin are stuck in their progress toward healing. When Chris’s husband disappears with her kids, Chris tries to initiate a...

    With her volatile marriage in crisis, Chris struggles to commit to her pain rehabilitation. Her exercise therapist Justin is equally attracted to and repelled by Chris’s obnoxious personality, and in his psychotherapy sessions he reluctantly discusses his confusion. Both Chris and Justin are stuck in their progress toward healing. When Chris’s husband disappears with her kids, Chris tries to initiate a romantic relationship, but first Justin and Chris each need to deal with their own demons. Then they are free to explore floating, and together they set off to rescue Chris’s children. Aiming to Float examines how barriers of class, history, pain and fear impede our self-development and relationships with others. Through accessing the power of our spirit and imagination we can find the courage to build a better life.
  • Aiming to Float
    Chris is troubled by a car accident and a bad marriage; her problems prevent her from committing to her pain rehabilitation. Her volatility triggers the anxiety of her exercise therapist, Justin, who is struggling with his own depression. They are both stuck in their progress toward healing. When Chris’s husband disappears with her kids, Chris tries to initiate a romantic relationship but first Justin and Chris...
    Chris is troubled by a car accident and a bad marriage; her problems prevent her from committing to her pain rehabilitation. Her volatility triggers the anxiety of her exercise therapist, Justin, who is struggling with his own depression. They are both stuck in their progress toward healing. When Chris’s husband disappears with her kids, Chris tries to initiate a romantic relationship but first Justin and Chris both need to deal with their own demons. Then they are free to explore floating, and together they set off to rescue Chris’s children. Rich with humour and strong dialogue, Aiming to Float examines how barriers of class, history, pain and fear impede our self-development and relationships with others. Through accessing the power of our spirit and imagination we can find the courage to build a better life.