In this collection of absurdist one-act plays, the characters are all multiple facets of one or two types that are almost human but then are transformed through metamorphoses until they end up in a surreal universe where insects hold sway. Ideally suited to experimental and low-budget theatre companies, the scenery is simple or non-existent to keep production costs to a minimum, and the plays can be performed with a small cast.
Daniel Sloate (1931-2009) was a prolific poet, playwright and translator. He was the author of numerous books, including I is Another and Of Dissonance and Shadows. Sloate attended the University of Western Ontario (where he obtained an B.A. in French and English) and obtained a doctorate in French literature from the Sorbonne. He taught translation at the Translators' School in Paris before taking a position also teaching translation at the Universite de Montreal, where he remained until his retirement in 1995.