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February 28, 2018

The 2017-2018 Playwrights Reading Series - Ins Choi

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

The 2017-2018 Playwrights Reading Series

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 28 Ins Choi will read. His award-winning play Kim’s Convenience has toured across Canada and to Broadway while also being made into a current television series on CBC for which he is also executive producer and writer. An actor and a spoken-word poet, who has been described as “part public disturbance, part performance artist, and part modern-day prophet,” Choi has other pieces which blur the lines between the worlds of theatre and poetry. In particular, Subway Stations of the Cross, is a one-person show consisting of 14 spoken word poems and songs that have been characterized as “a holy communion for the urban soul.”  Choi and playwright Beau Dixon will be featured March 2-3 in the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild’s Talking Fresh event in Regina.

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