Playwright-in-Person at Summer Theatre Intensive 2015

Meet Vern Thiessen

Monday, August 10, 2015
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
King Street Residences

As part of our Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive, playwright Vern Thiessen will be reading excerpts from his plays, followed by a Q&A.

Please join us for this wonderful free, public event!  It is not limited to those who are participating in the Summer Theatre Intensive (although it will be of special interest to students attending There's No Such Thing as Writer's Block with Maja Ardal)

This event is open to the public.  If you plan on attending, and are not participating in our Summer Theatre Intensive, please RSVP to Rebecca Ballarin, Program Coordinator, or 416.408.4556 x.12.

Vern Thiessen

Thiessen_VernOne of Canada’s most prolific playwrights, Vern has written for the stage, radio, and television, and has been honoured with the Governor General’s Award for English-language drama (Einstein’s Gift), the Carol Bolt Award for Best Play (Vimy), the Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play (Apple), and was shortlisted for the 2005 Siminovitch Prize.

His plays, which tackle ethical conundrums and conflicts on a person and political level, have been produced across Canada and the United States garnering much acclaim.

In 2014 his adaptation of Somerset Maugham’s novel Of Human Bondage was produced by Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto and was subsequently awarded a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play. Of Human Bondage is currently on stage again at Soulpepper for the month of June.

Playwright-in-Person is made possible by a grant from the Playwrights Guild of Canada, funded by the Canada Council, and the support of Pat the Dog Theatre Creation.


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