Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Organization: English & Theater Department of the U of R, Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
Location: Research and Innovation Centre Theatre, RC 119
Now in its 25th season thanks to the support of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and the Playwrights Guild of Canada, the English and Theatre Departments at the University of Regina in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Script Development are hosting the 2017-2018 season of the Regina Playwrights Reading Series. Featuring 6-8 playwrights from across Canada as well as Saskatchewan annual from September through March, these readings provide a venue for playwrights to not only read from past work and work in progress but also open a window into their creative process, what motivates them to write and their role in the production and publication of their work.
The theme for this year’s series is “Bridging What Divides Us,” and each writer has been chosen for the different ways in which their work relates to the theme.
On February 7 the series will feature Elyne Quan - an award-winning writer, actor, dramaturg and director who works regularly across theatre, film and interactive media. Her diverse work for the stage addresses the experience of Asian-Canadians abroad, climate change and theatre for young audiences. Her work for the screen includes the prize-winning screenplay, Subway Theory, and the television series, Pillars of Freedom.