David Yee & Omari Newton
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About the Event
The 3rd pairing in the Canadian Play Thing's interview series that connects emerging writers to playwrights that have influenced their work! Omari Newton interviews David Yee. Join us as they delve into the playwriting mind and share scene readings from their plays, followed by Q&A.
DAVID YEE: is a mixed-race playwright and actor, born and raised in Toronto. He is the co-founding Artistic Director of fu-GEN Theatre Company, Canada’s premiere professional Asian Canadian theatre company. David is a two-time Governor General’s Literary Award nominee for his plays lady in the red dress and carried away on the crest of a wave, which won the award in 2015. https://www.outlawpoet.ca/
OMARI NEWTON: is an award-winning professional actor, writer, director, and producer. As a writer, his original Hip Hop theatre piece Sal Capone has received critical acclaim and multiple productions, including a recent presentation at Canada’s National Arts Centre. He has been commissioned by Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) in Montreal to write a companion piece to Sal Capone entitled Black & Blue Matters. https://www.instagram.com/omariakilnewton/ __________________________________________
This event is supported by PGC PlayConnect and the Canada Council for the Arts.