The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin & Kitimat Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772014471
Pages: 129
Pub. Date: September 27 2023
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Drama / DRA020000

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • DRAMA / Women Authors
  • DRAMA / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

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The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin & Kitimat
Two Plays for Workers
By Elaine Ávila

Discover how Canada got the eight-hour workday! Visit the first town to vote on Big Oil! The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin recreates the events surrounding the mysterious death of Albert “Ginger” Goodwin, who led a strike at a Canadian zinc smelter in Trail, BC, that brought the WW I British war machine to a halt. In Kitimat, residents of an industry town in the glorious BC wilderness struggle to decide between economic prosperity and environmental protection when they must vote yes or no to a proposed oil pipeline.

The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin: Cast of 2 women and 3 men

Kitimat: Flexible casting, between 6 and 16 actors of different genders

On The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin: “It’s been nearly a century since Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin was shot and killed in the Cumberland bush on Canada’s Vancouver Island, but thanks to people such as playwright Elaine Avila, the legacy of the workers’ rights activist won’t soon be forgotten.”
Cascadia Weekly

On Kitimat: “It’s a story as familiar to people in the US as in Canada – a large corporation comes to a town where they want to develop or deliver resources and they promise work and money, a boom, if the citizens will let the corporation have its way.”
National Observer