Play Chthonics: New Canadian Readings Clements, Marie; Cariou, Warren
Warren Cariou is from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, where he grew up in a family of Métis, German, and French heritage. He has written a book of novellas, The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs, and a memoir/cultural history entitled Lake of the Prairies, and he has also edited several texts by Aboriginal writers including Marvin Francis's Bush Camp and the recent anthology from Kegedonce Press: W'daub Awae: Speaking True. He has recently produced a documentary film, Land of Oil and Water, and he is working on a documentary about storytelling. He is also working on a novel and a collection of poems. Cariou is a Canada Research Chair at the University of Manitoba, where he directs the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture. Marie Clements is an award-winning performer, playwright, screenwriter, director, producer and founding artistic director of urban ink productions and fathom labs highway. Her ten plays including Copper Thunderbird, Burning Vision, The Unnatural and Accidental Women, and Urban Tattoo have been presented on some of the most prestigious stages for Canadian and international work including the Festival de Theatre des Ameriques (Urban Tattoo 2001, Burning Vision 2003) in Montreal, and The Magnetic North Festival (Burning Vision 2003 and Copper Thunderbird 2007) in Ottawa, and have garnered awards including 2004 Canada-Japan Award, short listed for the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award, Jessie Richardson Awards and a Jack Webster Journalism nomination. As writer and producer her full-length play Copper Thunderbird premiered as a co-production with The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, May 2007 and at The Magnetic North Festival 2007.
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