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THURSDAY MAR. 4, 2021  - 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern

YouTube live stream



Christine Rodriguez &

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

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 Mar. 4, Christine Rodriguez (Montreal) interviews Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (Toronto).

Join us for another writing game as Christine Rodriguez interviews the playwright that influenced her: Donna Michelle St. Bernard on telling African diaspora stories.

Playwright Bios

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, aka Belladonna the Blest, is an emcee, playwright, coordinator, and agitator. Her main body of work, the 54ology, includes: Cake, Sound of the Beast, A Man A Fish, Salome’s Clothes, Gas Girls, Give It Up, The Smell of Horses, and The First Stone. Works for young audiences include the META-nominated Reaching For Starlight, The Chariot, and Rabbit King of Kenya. Opera libretti include Forbidden (Afarin Mansouri/Tapestry Opera) and Oubliette (Ivan Barbotin/Tapestry Opera).

Christine Rodriguez is an award-winning Montreal playwright whose works include SIMONE, HALF AND HALF, originally commissioned and produced by Black Theatre Workshop, and DREAMING IN AUTISM, recipient of the third prize at the Ottawa Little Theatre’s 72nd National One-Act Playwriting Competition. She’s also an emerging filmmaker with her first short film FUEGO recently released online by Black Wealth Media. Christine's work is largely informed by her mixed-race heritage and her multicultural environment.


Playwright to Playwright is supported by PGC PlayConnect and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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