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(Jillian Fargey in Mark Leiren-Young’s The Green Chain)
Centaur Theatre is set to present the world premiere of In Absentia on January 31, another stirring oeuvre by Morris Panych, recipient of numerous awards including two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama.
The cast includes Jillian Fargey, who plays a woman whose husband has been abducted while on a business trip to Columbia. The Vancouver-based actress might be new to the Montreal stage but she has worked with Morris Panych on several occasions. Fargey is an eight time Jessie Nominee and a two-time Jessie Award winner (including Best Actress for her performance in George F. Walker’s Problem Child).
As Roy Surette, Centaur Theatre’s Artistic and Executive Director indicates, “Panych admires her talent and the passion she brings to her character. ‘The writer and director are only the beginning of the acting process; the initiators. Jillian carries the character in her heart. She is deeply connected to the piece; that’s what a great actress does.’”
In Absentia will be available from Talonbooks this Fall (2012).
Last evening at Vancouver Community College (Clark campus), about 130 people celebrated the launch of the book They Called Me Number One, which is currently in second place on the BC Bestsellers list.Wednesday May 22, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Ed Huyck reviewed the play for CityPages.com. A few excerpts follow.Monday May 6, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Ash Tanasiychuk takes pictures. Of Dina Del Bucchia. Nuff said. Oh, and Otters!Monday April 29, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Joanne Arnott interviews Wanda John-Kehewin about her new book In the Dog House:
I can’t really say there were many poets of the past that influenced my writing. I think when I really started to be inspired was when I heard that there were other Native writers, and that wasn’t until I moved to the West Coast in 1991. For some reason I didn’t think it was actually something an “Indian” could do. There weren’t any books in the library that were by First Nations people when I was growing up.
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