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Playwriting: A Risky Business - Alanis King

Wed., Feb. 15, 2017 8:00 p.m. - Wed., Feb. 15, 2017 10:00 p.m.

Location: Classroom Building - Room 112

Alanis King is an Odawa playwright originally from the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve. Her playwrighting credits include My Number is Not My Name, Morning Becomes Electa, Wisakedjak (co-writer), Kawabin Elvis, Born Buffalo, Teacher, Kohkum’s Good Medicine Journey, Treaty Daze, Bye Bye Beneshe, Song of Hiawatha: An Anishnaabec Adaption, Order of Good Cheer, Gegwah, Lovechild, The Artshow, Heartdwellers, The Manitoulin Incident, Tommy Prince Story, and If Jesus Met Nanabush. 3 Plays, her first publication by Fifth House Publishers launched last fall. Alanis is a past Artistic Director of Askiy Productions, Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, Native Earth Performing Arts, Debajehmujig Theatre Group and currently Mazinaw Rocks Productions. She has been commissioned to write plays for the University of Wisconsin, the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, Saskatchewan’s Awasis and Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health. Alanis is a Guest Lecturer, Drama Teacher and performing arts program developer to numerous educational institutions. She is the only female Aboriginal graduate of the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada.

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

**The Playwright's Reading Series is hosted in partnership with the Sask. Writers Guild with the assistance of the Playwirghts Guild of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts**