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Jill Daum is a graduate of the Studio 58 Acting Program in Vancouver Canada. Immediately after completing her training she began a career which has spanned 20 years thus far. Jill has worked as a writer and actor in theatre, film, television and radio. Daum is part of the creative team that wrote the award winning, internationally acclaimed hit Mom’s the Word, available from Talonbooks.
BOOK AWARDSMom's the Word
Winner of the 1995 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical (Arts Club Theatre)”
QUOTES OF NOTEMom's the Word
“A collectively-created play that’s toured the world and been frequently revived since its first performance back in 1995. … It’s easy to see here why this play has endured for more than two decades – it’s honest, it’s funny, and even non-moms will find lots to enjoy here. … I laughed a lot – and came away an even bigger fan of my mom.”
“I’d almost forgotten what it’s like to enjoy a show this much.”
“Mom’s the Word is a time-tested hit for a good reason: It lays out the craziness of being a new parent, with unapologetic, hilarious commiseration and moments of tenderness to cling to. Even 21 years after it first hit the stage, the play’s  Belfry Theatre [Victoria, BC] opening … proved it still hits home for anyone with a new mom, or child, in their lives. … Mom’s the Word is the kind of show you can’t help but bring a personal lens to. Luckily, it has enough laughs and sweet moments to appeal to just about anybody. For me, the dialogue felt familiar, an accurate reflection of chitchat with other moms. … The play has been updated over the years. The cast is more diverse, and pop-culture references have been tucked in, but it still feels slightly dated. That might be for the best, though, as the audiences will likely span generations of parents.”
—Victoria Times Colonist
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