Unique Opportunity to Hear Guest Playwright Julie Salverson

We are always excited to have playwrights come to Winnipeg and share their work with us. Canada can be such a regionally divided country that the opportunity to welcome a fellow theatre artist, doing exciting work in another part of the country is  always a pleasure and a chance to learn more about theatre outside of Winnipeg. So, we hope you will join us in welcoming guest playwright Julie Salverson at 2pm on July 30th at McNally Robinson Grant Park in the travel alcove. She will read from her manuscript Atomic Elegy: Finding Community in Haunted Places; her opera libretto Shelter (a clown opera about the atomic bomb, composer Juliet Palmer) and her play BOOM (commissioned by the Canadian Red Cross).

Julie Salverson

Julie Salverson writes plays, essays and opera and has published and taught extensively about the artist as witness, historical memory, ethics and the imagination. She recently edited Community Engaged Theatre (2011) and Popular Political Theatre and Performance (2010),  Playwrights Canada Press.  Her feature article They Never Told Us These Things is in the Summer, 2011 issue of Maisonneuve Magazine.  In 2009 she was a runner up for the CBC Literary Awards (creative nonfiction) and in 2008 received honorable mention from the Malahat Review, Creative Nonfiction (with Peter van Wyck). Julie teaches drama at Queen’s University.

This special event is being offered in partnership with McNally Robinson and with the support of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.