In the spotlight at PTC:
In the late winter of 2020, Kathleen Flaherty asked Fay Nass, Artistic Director of the frank theatre company, for an interview about the company’s plans for their project called “Diaspora” (then just finished phase one of its process). That request led to a fascinating conversation that went much further than the project. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the project is taking on new form and content.
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It's #Juneteenth, the annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Canada has a history of enslavement, too. Today, we want to highlight the work of Canadian actress, playwright and theatre director, Lorena Gale (May 9, 1958 – June 21, 2009). Activism was a lived experience for Gale; she spoke out, promoted Black causes and displayed her concerns for the Black community through her plays. "Angélique", the story of executed slave Marie-Joseph Angelique, was the winner of the 1995 duMaurier National Playwriting Competition in Canada. "Je me souviens" is her one-woman show about growing up Black in the rich Montréal suburb of Outremont. "The Darwinist", a play about evolution and race, was never produced but received staged readings at Playwrights' Workshop Montréal, Nightwood Theatre and PTC. Her last play, "The Voice" a monologue about faith and the power of self-reliance, was staged in 2008 by Vancouver’s Solo Collective Theatre, performed by Mercedes Baines and directed by John Cooper. #BLM