An Evening with Playright Rex Deverell

Sarasvàti Productions is thrilled to present acclaimed playwright Rex Deverell at a special presentation this month. Deverell will be reading from his work at McNally Robinson Booksellers (1120 Grant Avenue) in the Travel Alcove on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. The event begins at 7:30pm – you won’t want to miss it!

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This event is possible with the support of McNally Robinson Booksellers, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Throughout his career Deverell has spent many years in Winnipeg and this is a wonderful opportunity to welcome him back, hear selection from his plays, ask questions and have him sign copies of his work.

Rex Deverell was born in Toronto in 1941 and raised in Orillia, Ontario. He holds arts and theology degrees from McMaster and from Union Theological Seminary. In 1971, Rex began to write plays at first for the Globe Theatre school company in Regina, SK and ultimately became the Globe’s first permanent Playwright-in-Residence. His work has been anthologized, translated, produced internationally, and turned into operas. He has never lost his interest in writing for young audiences. He is currently an associate artist with Mixed Company Theatre in Toronto where he has developed new plays for youth, including Diss and Project Youth. His plays Les Miserable Old Guys and Wild Magic were hits at the Winnipeg Fringe.

We are also looking forward to Deverell’s collaboration at the end of the month with IRCOM (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba). Deverell will be working with community youth to adapt his play Diss to a Winnipeg setting. The play is an interactive theatre piece about youth gangs and gun violence. Sarasvàti Productions will produce a Manitoba high school tour of the show  in the fall of 2012. More information on this event (and how you can get involved) available shortly.

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  1. […] also playing the role of Maizie in the play, DISS, written by Rex Deverell. More info […]


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