Welcome Emil Sher as Festival 2011 Playwright-in-Person

Theatre Ontario is pleased to welcome Emil Sher as our Playwright-In-Person at the 2011 Theatre Ontario Festival in Richmond Hill.
Emil Sher has written for stage and screen.  His stage works include Mourning Dove, Sanctuary, Derailed, and the acclaimed adaptation of Hana’s Suitcase.  Two of Emil’s works are being presented in spring 2011 in Toronto: an adaptation of Edward the ‘Crazy Man’ for Workman Arts, and the story for A World to Shake, a ballet by Ballet Jorgen Canada.
Current works-in-progress include Conviction, a commissioned play about wrongful convictions for Toronto’s Studio 180; Alia and the Book of Ashes for Seattle Children’s Theatre; and Girl in Field, Dusk, a portrait of a medicated psychiatrist.
Emil will be reading from his works on Friday, May 20 at 2pm at The Curtain Club theatre in Richmond Hill.  Admission is free and open to the public.
Playwright-In-Person brings playwrights from across the province for readings at the annual Theatre Ontario Festival.  It is made possible by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, administered by the Playwrights Guild of Canada.  Recent playwrights include Maja Ardal, Douglas Bowie, Carl Cashin, David S. Craig, Norm Foster, Florence Gibson, Paul Ledoux, Yvette Nolan, and Keith Roulston.


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