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Playwriting: A Risky Business - Falen Johnson

Wed., Mar. 1, 2017 8:00 p.m. - Wed., Mar. 1, 2017 10:00 p.m.

Location: Classroom Building - Room 112

Falen is Mohawk and Tuscarora from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is a writer, producer, dramaturge and actor currently living in Toronto. Her first play Salt Baby has been staged with Native Earth Performing Arts, Planet IndigenUS, The Next Stage Festival, Live Five, and just this January at The Globe Theatre. It has also toured across the country. She has worked as a performer, producer, creator, and administrator. She is a former artistic associate for Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble, and Native Earth Performing Arts as well as the former coordinator for the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance. She is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and the former playwright in residence at Native Earth Performing Arts and Blyth Festival Theatre. She was nominated by playwright and poet Daniel David Moses as the 2015 recipient of the OAC Emerging Aboriginal Artist Award. Her second play Two Indians was recently debuted at The SummerWorks Performance Festival.

She will also be a featured writer in the Saskatchewan Writers Guild's Talking Fresh program held on the University of Regina campus (Research and Innovation Centre Theatre (Rm 119) March 3-4, 2017

Both the Playwrights Reading Series and Talking Fresh are open to the public free of charge.  For more information contact the Theatre Department at 306-585-5562.