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.
It’s TIFF time, and, as always, we can’t help but check out the awesome slate of films destined to grace Toronto screens without being reminded of great books that have a similar tone or theme. We’ve put together four Canadian picks for you to check out, plus added some ... Read more
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Sadly, The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood was the first book to be eliminated in this year's Canada Reads throwdown. If you loved the dystopian nature of The Year of the Flood but are interested in trying something a little different, The Unplugging, a play by Yvette ... Read more
As huge book lovers, the staff at the LPG is always excited to see what the theme is every year for the CBC's Canada Reads, who the celebrity defenders are, and ultimately, which books will be competing. We're using the five fantastic books chosen to compete in Canada Reads ... Read more
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