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Playwriting: A Risky Business - Brad Fraser

Wed., Nov. 16, 2016 8:00 p.m. - Wed., Nov. 16, 2016 10:00 p.m.

Location: Research & Innovation Centre (RIC 119)

Brad Fraser is one of Canada’s most talented and prolific playwrights.  Born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1959, Brad won his first playwriting competition at the age of 17 and has been writing ever since.  Brad’s International hit play Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects PlayRites festival in 1989 after being developed by Workshop West Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. It has since been produced worldwide, with highly successful runs in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Milan and London. It has been translated into several languages, and was most recently produced in: Athens, Greece; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The film version of the play, Love and Human Remains, won Brad a Genie for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1994.

Brad has written two musicals, Outrageous, with composer Joey Miller, Canadian Stage (2001) and Prom Night of the Living Dead (1991) with composer Darrin Hagen.

Brad’s work has enjoyed the very important support of The Canada Council, The Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Culture, The Trillium Foundation, The Laidlaw Foundation, Telefilm Canada and The Ontario Arts Council. Without the support of these groups Brad’s work would not have achieved its success.  Brad’s plays are published and available at bookstores and online. Visit Brad’s website at

The reading is open to the public free of charge.  For more information contact the Theatre Department at (306) 585-5562.