Refractions: Scenes

Edited by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard & Yvette Nolan

Refractions: Scenes
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Refractions: Scenes is a collection of scenes from diverse contemporary works by Canadian playwrights that reflect the country’s artistic landscape through a breadth of themes, styles, cultures, regions, and creative practices.

This collection can be used both as a source ... Read more


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Refractions: Scenes is a collection of scenes from diverse contemporary works by Canadian playwrights that reflect the country’s artistic landscape through a breadth of themes, styles, cultures, regions, and creative practices.

This collection can be used both as a source for actors and students, or as a primer on diverse Canadian theatre and an entry point into new works. Includes work by Carmen Aguirre, Reneltta Arluk, Leah Simone Bowen, George Boyd, Dionne Brand, Raes Calvert, Marjorie Chan, Marie Clements, Lisa Codrington, Carrie Costello, Mike Czuba, Michaela di Cesare, d-lishus, Audrey Dwyer, Joel Fishbane, Patti Flather, Linda Gaboriau, Ahmed Ghazali, Anosh Irani, Frances Koncan, Mishka Lavigne, Suvendrini Lena, Leonard Linklater, Daniel David Moses, Wajdi Mouawad, Colleen Murphy, Ciarán Myers, Sean Harris Oliver, Gilles Poulin-Denis, Christine Quintana, Anusree Roy, Rob Salerno, Bobby Theodore, Evan Tsitsias, Michaela Washburn, and David Yee.

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, a.k.a. Belladonna the Blest, is an emcee, playwright, and agitator. Her main body of work, the 54ology, includes Cake, Sound of the Beast, A Man A Fish, Salome’s Clothes, Gas Girls, Give It Up, The Smell of Horses, and The First Stone. Works for young audiences include the META-nominated Reaching For Starlight, The Chariot, and Rabbit King of Kenya. Opera libretti include Forbidden (Afarin Mansouri/Tapestry Opera) and Oubliette (Ivan Barbotin/Tapestry Opera). She is co-editor with Yvette Nolan of the Playwrights Canada Press Refractions anthologies, and editor of Indian Act: Residential School Plays.

Yvette Nolan

Yvette Nolan is a playwright, dramaturg, and director. Her plays include Annie Mae’s Movement, The Unplugging, and The Birds. She has been writer-in-residence at Brandon University, Mount Royal College, Saskatoon Public Library, and McGill University, as well as playwright-in-residence at the National Arts Centre. Born in Saskatchewan to an Algonquin mother and an Irish immigrant father and raised in Manitoba, Yvette lived in the Yukon and Nova Scotia before moving to Toronto, where she served as artistic director of Native Earth Performing Arts from 2003 to 2011. Her book Medicine Shows about Indigenous theatre in Canada was published in 2015. She lives in Saskatoon.

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