Finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama
Twin sisters Poubelle and Angelique are bonded in both biology and shared tragedy after a car accident leaves them orphaned along a prairie highway in a pool of blood. But the young twins are brought home with Dr. Glass after their remarkable recovery, and quickly find themselves the subject of endless experiments. In a quest to study Poubelle and Angelique’s undeniable bond, Dr. Glass’s questionable practices are soon scrutinized by a young doctor who might be the twins’ only hope for a normal life. Blood: A Scientific Romance probes the questions: Do relationships take on new meaning when they begin to shape not only our experiences, but our biology? And do we, in fact, complete one another?
Meg Braem is originally from Victoria, BC, but moved to Calgary to complete an M.F.A. Her plays, Blood: A Scientific Romance, The Josephine Knot, Potentilla, and The Year of Falling Down have won numerous awards, including the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama, the Alberta Playwriting Competition, the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition, Best of Victoria Fringe, a Victoria Critic’s Choice Award, and Intrepid Theatre’s Petri Dish Play competition. Most recently, Blood: A Scientific Romance was a finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.