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"Staging Alternative Narratives" hosted by the Department of English and the Department of Theatre

Wed., Oct. 19, 2022 7:00 p.m. - Wed., Oct. 19, 2022 10:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

With with the support of the Canada Council, Centre for the Study of Script Development, City of Regina, Playwrights Guild of Canada, and the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, the 30th Season of the PLAYWRIGHTS READING SERIES, 2022-2023 Presents:

Patti Flather's "Staging Alternative Narratives"

Patti Flather is an award-winning Yukon playwright, fiction writer, theatre artist, cultural producer, dramaturg, director, and arts educator. A third-generation Canadian creator of English, Scottish and Irish descent, Patti is a settler who grew up on the unceded, stolen territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations in North Vancouver, B.C.

Patti has called the Yukon home for three decades, and in 1999 co-founded Gwaandak Theatre as an Indigenous-centred, intercultural Yukon theatre company for which Patti remained Artistic Director of until 2019. The company hit the ground running with a Yukon/Northwest Territories tour of Sixty Below. Plays developed and premiered under her leadership include Yellow on Thursdays by Sara Graefe, Carnaval by Mitch Miyagawa, Café Daughter by Kenneth T. Williams, Justice by Leonard Linklater, Bystander by Wren Brian, Map of the Land, Map of the Stars, Ndoo Tr'eedyaa Gogwaandak - Vuntut Gwitchin Stories, plus other productions including The Unplugging by Yvette Nolan and útszan by Yvonne Wallace.

In recognition of their contributions, in 2020 Patti and her husband Leonard Linklater were the first recipients of the Borealis Prize: The Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution with the BC and Yukon Book Prizes.