— Readings and conversation with Catherine Banks, Hosted by Kim McCaw
While in Edmonton for Theatre Yes’s production of BONE CAGE, acclaimed Nova Scotia Playwright Catherine Banks, two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award for Drama, will be reading from her award-winning plays, BONE CAGE and IT IS SOLVED BY WALKING. This free, lunch-time reading is hosted by the U of A Department of Drama and made possible by the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Location: Timms Centre Lobby, University of Alberta Campus (87 Avenue 112 St NW)
Bone Cage premiered in 2007, and went on to win the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama in 2008. It Is Solved By Walking won the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2012, was translated into Catalan by Tant per Tant, and was one of three Canadian plays to tour Catalonia in 2012. Catherine received Nova Scotia’s Established Artist Award for her body of work in 2008. Her newest play, Miss N’ Me, is about a small-town hairdresser who steals her husband’s plumbing van to drive to New York to meet the American rapper Missy Elliot. Catherine is currently adapting Ernest Buckler’s novel The Mountain and the Valley for the stage.
Kim McCaw is a director, dramaturg, actor, playwright, radio producer, writer, and story editor. He joined the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta in 1997, and has directed numerous productions there, including the World Premiere of Don Hannah’s While We’re Young at Studio Theatre in 2008. Prior to joining the U of A, Kim was Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Prairie Theatre Exchange, and the Banff Playwrights’ Colony; and was Associate Artistic Director of Regina’s Globe Theatre. Recent professional directing work includes: The World Premieres of two plays by Don Hannah: The Woodcutter (2010) and The Cave Painter (2011) with the Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation and The Cave Painter at Fredericton’s NotAble Acts Festival (2012) and for Eastern Front Theatre in Halifax (2015), and the World Premiere of The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz for Theatre Projects Manitoba (2011). He was the first director of the Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation (CCTC), and is an active dramaturg. He has been the Resident Guest Dramaturg at the Playwrights’ Atlantic Resource Centre’s Playwrights’ Colony from 2008-2011, and 2013. Recently, he has done dramaturgical development on new plays for the CCTC and for Theatre Projects Manitoba, the Resource Centre for the Arts in Newfoundland, Alberta Playwrights’ Network, Workshop West Theatre and Edmonton’s Theatre Yes (The National Elevator Play Project).