Thursday Dec 17, 2020 - 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern
A RECORDING OF THIS EVENT IS STILL AVAILABLE TO VIEW!
Omari Newton & David Yee
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 December 17, Omari Newton (Vancouver) interviews David Yee (Toronto). Join us live as they delve into the playwriting mind and share scene readings from their plays. Audience Q&A at the end.
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/
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/
Carolyn Nakagawa (BC) interviews Mieko Ouchi (AB) on Dec. 22nd. Read More
Playwright to Playwright is supported by PGC PlayConnect and the Canada Council for the Arts.