About the Author

Kelley Jo Burke


Kelley Jo Burke is an award-winning Regina playwright, creative nonfiction writer and documentarian, a professor of theatre and creative-writing, and was for many years host of CBC Radio's SoundXchange. The 2017 winner (with composer Jeffery Straker) of Playwright Guild of Canada's national Best New Musical Award for Us, which premiered at the Globe Theatre 2018, and a new musical "The Curst" will premiere at Dancing Sky Theatre, May, 2020. Recent plays include "The Lucky Ones (Dancing Sky Theatre)," The Selkie Wife (Scirocco) and Ducks on the Moon (Hagios). Her published work includes four books, inclusion in four more collections, many periodicals, and her broadcasts include eight creative nonfiction documentaries for CBC's IDEAS. She was the 2009 winner of the Sask. Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Leadership in the Arts, the 2008 Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Playwriting, and has received the City of Regina Writing Award three times.