Playwright Reading Series

“Playwriting: Cross-Cultural Dialogues”
PLAYWRIGHTS READING SERIES
2019-2020

hosted by the
Department of English and Department of Theatre
University of Regina

with the support of the
Canada Council, Centre for the Study of Script Development, City of Regina, Playwrights Guild of Canada, Saskatchewan Writers Guild

University of Regina Dept. English Faculty of Arts

City of Regina Playwrights Guild of Canada Canadian Council for the Arts Saskatchewan Writers Guild

October 9, 2019   Marie Beath Badian

8:00PM Classroom Building 127,
University of Regina 

November 13, 2019   David Yee

8:00PM Research and Innovation Centre 119
University of Regina 

January 29, 2020  Andrew Kushnir

8:00PM Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) 119

University of Regina


March 4, 2020   Mohammad Yaghoubi

8:00PM Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) 119

University of Regina


March 25, 2020   Joanne Weber

8:00PM Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) 119

University of Regina

 

What it means for Canada to be a genuinely multi-cultural society continues to be a hotly contested issue in forums ranging from highly public political debates to street corners and private family gatherings.  What role do artists and the arts and theatre, in particular, have to play in this dialogue?  How are playwrights contributing to the multicultural character of Canadian theatre and drama?  To what extent are their plays facilitating the negotiation of cross-cultural understanding, and to what extent is the diversity of playwrights, their stories, languages, and cultures as represented on the Canadian stage indicative of the wider fabric of Canadian society?  How is all of this informing the evolution of the dramaturgy, creative goals and careers of Canadian playwrights?

 

These questions and more will be the focus of the 27th season of regina's Playwrights Reading Series.  Our 2019-2020 line-up of writers will address the theme from a diversity of perspectives - from that of emrging and esablished artists, first and second generation Canadians, first and second language speakers of English, and those who draw from a range of other cultures and languages - including American Sign Language.  These playwright readings and their plays will generate timely cross-cultural dialogues of interest to students, writers, theatre artists and members of the general public.  All readings take place at 8:00PM at the University of Regina.