Imagined Acts: Staging Sex and Violence
A reading with Erin Shields
On November 17th from Noon – 1PM in the Lobby of the Timms Centre for the Arts at the University of Alberta, Anxiety contributor Erin Shields ( for Théâtre à corps perdus) read from her work and spoke to an audience of 40 people.
Erin is a Montreal based playwright and actor. She won the 2011 Governor General’s Award for her play If We Were Birds, which premiered at Tarragon Theatre where she is currently a playwright-in-residence. If We Were Birds has been widely produced and translated into French, German, Italian and Albanian. Erin is co-Artistic Director (with Andrea Donaldson) of an independent theatre company, Groundwater Productions, which recently produced Beautiful Man at The SummerWorks Festival. Erin’s version of Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea was part of The Shaw Festival’s 2015 season and Soliciting Temptation premiered at Tarragon in 2014. She has two plays for young audiences currently touring North America: Mistatim with Red Sky Performance and Instant with Geordie Productions. Erin’s latest play, The Millennial Malcontent, will premiere at Tarragon Theatre in 2016. Erin has been nominated for numerous awards including the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the K.M. Hunter Award and five Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
The event was hosted by Stefano Muneroni of the University of Alberta Faculty of Drama and made possible by the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.