THURSDAY FEB. 18, 2021 - 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern
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Tia Christoffersen & Natalie Meisner
Playwright to Playwright
Playwright to Playwright on the Canadian Play Thing is an interview series that connects emerging writers to playwrights that have influenced their work! On Feb. 18, Tia Christoffersen (Calgary) interviews Natalie Meisner (Calgary). Join us live as they delve into the playwriting mind and share scene readings from their plays. Audience Q&A at the end.
Join us for a writing game as Tia interviews the playwright that influenced her (Natalie) on writing comedy, covering social justice, and plays with lobsters.
is a playwright, an award-winning multi-genre author, and 5th Poet Laureate of Calgary. Her work often deploys the power of comedy for social change. BADDIE ONE SHOE (Frontenac) is a collection of odes to renegade women who fight the powers that be with laughter. LEGISLATING LOVE: THE EVERETT KLIPPERT STORY (University of Calgary Press) illuminates the life of a beloved Calgary bus driver and the last Canadian to be jailed for homosexuality. Her play BOOM BABY won both the Canadian National & the Alberta Playwriting Award. SPEED DATING FOR SPERM DONORS (Playwright’s Canada Press) was a hit at Lunchbox & Neptune. Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family (Fernwood) topped non-fiction lists and her first book for kids My Mommy, My Mama My Brother & Me (Nimbus) is about a two-mom biracial family finding community. Meisner is a wife and mom to two great boys and a Professor in the Department of English at Mount Royal University where she works in the areas of creative writing, drama and gender/ sexuality studies. www.nataliemeisner.com
(she/they) is a Calgary-based queer playwright and firm believer in the power of art to create social change. Tia is a graduate of Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Arts in English (Honours) and is currently obtaining her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Calgary. She has been featured in the IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists and her writing has been published in Cliterature and FreeFall.
On March 4th: Christina Rodriguez (QC) interviews Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (ON)
Playwright to Playwright is supported by PGC PlayConnect and the Canada Council for the Arts.